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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected research university with a uniquely personalized approach to learning.

We offer exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

More than 5,200 undergraduates come from 43 states and 57 countries to choose from 50-plus programs of study. Adelphi's picturesque Garden City, New York, campus is just 23 miles from New York City and its cultural and internship opportunities.

Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, high-impact learning opportunities and dedicated, accessible faculty. Adelphi averages 21 students per class and a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.

We like to say Adelphi is big enough to offer a wide choice of opportunities, small enough to feel like home.

Besides its garden-like campus—a registered arboretum and named best public garden on Long Island in 2017—the University has dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, Suffolk County and the Hudson Valley.

In a recent survey, 94 percent of our graduates have jobs or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Overview

Applicants
13,006
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

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Rigor of Secondary School Record

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
1,060
with Terminal Degree
453

677
Women
383
Men
291
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Education, Other.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Dance, General.
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

Adelphi University offers those seeking a high value private school a “friendly and comfortable place to learn and grow.” Attendees describe their scholastic experience as “challenging and interesting,” and find resources like “great academic advising” and small class sizes to be highlights of the school. All of that coupled with professors who are “kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and helpful” make for “a uniquely positive” place to learn. It helps that those professors are also “easily accessible in office hours and by appointment.” Plus, they “bring real world discussions into the classroom,” keeping “students … actively engaged.” A few attendees report their experience with faculty to be “hit or miss,” but the majority are “quite likable and enthusiastic.” As far as majors go, out of the sixty options for undergrads, nursing students are especially proud of their program, which features innovative simulation labs and clinical work. Nursing faculty do an “amazing job preparing students for their futures” and “make you work, but it is worth it.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Chuck D (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
Member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, leader of rap group Public Enemy

Alice Hoffman
Best-selling author of Practical Magic and The Dovekeepers

Johnathan D. Larson
Writer, composer and lyricist of Rent

Patrick Adams
Head of Global Consumer Marketing for PayPal North America

Carmen Ortiz, J.D.
Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

John J. Phelan Jr.
Former Chairman and CEO, New York Stock Exchange

Dorothy (Dot) Richardson, M.D.
Olympic gold medalist (1996) in women's softball; orthopedic surgeon

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,579

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,410

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,859

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,980

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,900

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,920
Required Fees
$1,740
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,020

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,800
Transportation for Commuters
$2,408

On-Campus Room and Board
$16,030
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund
New York HELPS Program (private alternative)

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,391
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

11.16%
Asian
8.80%
African-American
17.52%
Hispanic
50.12%
Caucasian
6.75%
Unknown
3.11%
International

68% female
32% male
7% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Students Say

Adelphi undergrads describe their campus as “friendly, down to earth,” and “welcoming to newcomers.” Enrollees hail “mainly from Queens and Long Island,” but makes room for a “large population of international students.” That diversity of the student body, added to the great number of campus organizations, provides “many opportunities to meet people different from yourself.” So, even if solely for socializing purposes, “there is a healthy variety of people … for anyone to find a group of friends” as the “people here are very inclusive.” As one student recalls, “I was scared to come to a new school but just by the first day I met so many nice people.” With a simultaneously “very career driven” and “very social and well-rounded” group, you’ll find a student body aiming to “push one another for positive growth” at Adelphi.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
35%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Although most students are “dedicated to their education” they remember to “take time to enjoy themselves.” Adelphi is “largely a commuter school,” but it still manages to foster a “sense of community.” The beautiful college is “easy to get around” and boasts many places to “enjoy the view and hang out with friends.” While some say the school could use “more food options, better parking,” and updated dorms, they are satisfied with the number of opportunities available to them. Extracurricular options help to bring students together, whether that’s joining the Division II Adelphi Panthers, intramural sports teams, study group, or fundraisers. The school also boasts a “great and inclusive” Greek life, as well as a plethora of student clubs that showcase “different interests, majors, religions, cultures, ethnicities, and political views” and “bring out the diversity on campus.” And when students want to leave the scenic campus for anything from professional networking to nightlife, they can catch the train to New York City, just twenty-three miles away.

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Resources Program

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Rosemary Garabedian

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Recent (within 3 years) psycho-educational evaluation that includes cognitive and achievement testing. WAIS or Woodcock-Johnson. WIAT for achievement.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Recent psycho-educational evaluation and ADHD Certification form.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
33

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
5

10% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Panthers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Hofstra University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: New York Institute of Technology

Sustainability

Thirty-six percent water-use reduction; 100 percent energy offset through wind power; 100 percent pesticide-free grounds—these numbers only begin to capture the green transformation going on at Adelphi University. Adelphi has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its green power purchasing. Its recent purchase of more than 21 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy credits have helped offset an amount of carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to that produced by nearly 3,000 cars or 2,000 average American homes. Adelphi is also home to one of the first geothermal heating and cooling systems on Long Island. The university has committed to using geothermal heating and cooling systems in the residence halls, Center for Recreation and Sports, and Performing Arts Center. Adelphi has also installed solar panels on the roof of the library, which provide an estimated 57,000 kilowatt hours per year. But the feather in Adelphi’s green cap has to be its LEED-certified Center for Recreation and Sports and Performing Arts. The building features bicycle storage areas, low-flow plumbing fixtures, building materials from responsibly managed, often local, sources, and even skylights! The building has reduced Adelphi’s fossil energy use by 20 percent. One hundred percent of the cleaning products used to keep these spaces in tip-top condition are Green Seal-certified, and all of the campus grounds are maintained organically. Recycling areas are provided in each building on campus, and thanks to plenty of alternative transportation options on campus, almost one-third of student trips to and from class are environmentally responsible. Currently, the university is installing four electric vehicle charging stations. Adelphi University received well-deserved recognition for its commitment to sustainability when the EPA awarded it second place in the NE-10 Conference as part of its Green Power Partnership.

86/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
30%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
99

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
For systems: Dell and Apple give special educational pricing which is lower than public pricing but not as low as institutional rate. For hardware: CDW gives special pricing.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristen Capezza
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Address
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone
516.877.3050

Email
admissions@adelphi.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ruth S. Harley University Center
PACaf?
Swirbul Library
Nexus Building
Center for Recreation and Sports

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Jones Beach State Park
Roosevelt Field shopping mall
Yankee Stadium
NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
M-Th 8:30-6pm; F 8:30-5pm
516.877.3050

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11am and 3pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Select Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact a member of the Athletic Media Relations staff

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
https://aupanthers.com/sports/2011/8/23/GEN_0823115140.aspx

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airports: JFK International Airport and Laguardia are the two closest airports. Train: Amtrak to Penn Station. Long Island Rail Road (Hempstead Line) to Nassau Boulevard Stop. Adelphi is a 5 minute walk east on South Avenue.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From North of Long Island: Take I-95 South to 295 (Throgs Neck Bridge, Eastern Long Island). Go over Throgs Neck Bridge, bearing right and exit onto the Cross Island Parkway towards Long Island. Take the Cross Island Parkway to the Long Island Expressway - East (Route 495). Take Exit 34 S (New Hyde Park)on the Long Island Expressway. At the first light, turn right onto New Hyde Park Road. Travel 3.2 miles on New Hyde Park Road and turn left onto Stewart Avenue. At the fourth light, turn right onto Nassau Boulevard. After crossing the railroad tracks turn left onto South Ave. Adelphi is about a third of a mile on the right. From points South: Take I-95 North (New Jersey Turnpike) to Exit 13 (Goethals Bridge). After crossing Goethals Bridge, continue on the Staten Island Expressway to the Verrazano Bridge. After crossing the Verrazano Bridge, take the Belt Parkway. Take the Southern State Parkway from the Belt Parkway. Continue on the Southern State Parkway to Exit 17N (Hempstead Avenue). Turn left at the second light (Nassau Boulevard). Travel 2.5 miles to the ninth light, turn right onto South Ave. Adelphi's campus is about a third of a mile on the right.

Local Accommodations
Hotels are listed at the following website: http://www.adelphi.edu/visitors/stay.php


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