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Hofstra's mascots are a lion and a lioness
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Hofstra's mascots are a lion and a lioness named after the university's founders, William and Catherine Hofstra. Statues of lions can be found throughout campus. (Oct. 10, 2011)(Credit: Alexi Knock)

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Hofstra University

Hofstra University is Long Island's largest private university, with more than 12,000 students. The university, which was founded in 1935, is located in Hempstead and now includes a medical school partnered with the North Shore-LIJ Health System.