Before her career as an audiologist, Elise Witz received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Hofstra University. Established in 1935, Elise Witz and other alumni were educated at the largest private university on Long Island in the state of New York. Hofstra University is famous for being the place for two presidential debates in the 21st century.Students considering obtaining their undergraduate college degree at Hofstra can choose from more than 130 academic programs. For those continuing on to graduate studies, they can select from approximately 145 programs. Because of its location, Hofstra University has one of the most diverse and culturally mixed student bodies of any state college. Being in such close proximity to New York City, Hofstra offers many internships and job opportunities for students during and after college life. It is nationally ranked and is one of the few colleges to have full accreditation in more than 18 academic subjects. Between 2011 and 2012, Hofstra University began its school of medicine and school of engineering and applied science.