Hofstra University has a population of about 12,000 students. It is a suburban university located in Hempstead, NY, just outside of New York City. Forty percent of students at Hofstra University come from either Long Island, New York or the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut). Hofstra features a diverse campus with many international students. At Hofstra University Internet access is essential towards completion of most classroom assignments. All students own cell phones; many own smart phones.