is a coeducational institution located in Hempstead,
Long Island, New York (USA)
that was founded in 1935 with the estate of William (Willy) and Kate Hofstra.
Hofstra University's official nickname is the Flying Dutchmen (or Dutchmen
or just Dutch
); the school's increasingly used informal nickname is now Pride,
which started out referring to the feeling, but has become linked to the usage as a group of lions, starting when a pair of lions became the school's mascots in the late
1980s.Hofstra University is also an arboretum, one of only 430 in the United States. The university's campus is home to over 635 different species and
varieties of trees. The campus is also home to a two acre (8,000 m²) bird sanctuary. Hofstra's campus is a
registered member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and
Arbortea.the New York Jets hold their summer camp here and use privately own
fields to practice and train in the summer.