Hofstra University

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Hofstra University is a coeducational institution located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA), founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of William (Willy) and Kate Hofstra.

Hofstra University has the official nickname of the Flying Dutchmen (or Dutchmen or just Dutch); the school's increasingly-used informal nickname has become "Pride", which started out referring to the feeling, but has become linked to the collective term for lions, starting when a pair of lions became the school's mascots in the late 1980s. The school has featured a pair of lions on its heraldic logo since at least the 1940s -- first two male lions, then (since 1987) a male and female.

Hofstra University campus also comprises an arboretum, one of only 430 in the United States. The grounds host over 635 different species and varieties of trees. The campus also features a two acre (8,000 m²) bird sanctuary. Hofstra's campus has become a registered member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.

The New York Jets hold their summer camp here and use privately-owned fields to practise and train in the summer.

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