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Adelphi University

  • Garden City, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 69%31%
    student ratio
  • 5,040
    total students
  • $30,840 | $30,840
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 68%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 575
    sat math
  • 553
    sat reading
  • 564
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

Adelphi University Is One of the Top Schools in the New York Metropolitan Area for Undergraduate Education

It's an exhilarating time to be an undergraduate student at Adelphi University, the oldest private institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island, New York. Even among the rich variety of top schools in the New York metropolitan area, Adelphi is a standout. Since the 1990s, the university has undergone a major revitalization and expansion program that continues to make headlines in the academic world.

Adelphi University has invested more $200 million in capital improvements including residence halls; new centers for performing arts, fine arts, recreation, and sports; network, telecommunications and wireless access across campus; science lab renovations and enhancements; and equipment for research and special projects. Coming Fall 2015, Adelphi will open the Nexus Building and Welcome Center, a state-of-the-art building that will house the College of Nursing and Public Health and provide all Adelphi students with ultramodern resources. Adelphi graduates join a network of 90,000 strong and growing.

The Beauty of Long Island, 23 Miles from New York City

Adelphi University's main campus is situated in Garden City, Long Island, New York, on one of America's most stunning campuses. Beautifully landscaped with lavish rose gardens and more than 60 species of trees and shrubs, the 75-acre campus was officially designated as an arboretum in 2002. The campus gives students a safe and comfortable place for learning, studying, and enjoying the university's many extracurricular activities and sports events.

Convenient to Long Island's famous beaches and parks, the campus is just 23 miles from the numerous cultural and internship possibilities in Manhattan. Students can drive into Manhattan on the Long Island Expressway or ride the Long Island Rail Road, a clean and efficient commuter service with a convenient station within walking distance of the campus.

In addition to the Garden City campus, Adelphi has three other locations in the New York metropolitan area with select program offerings: the Hauppauge Education and Conference Center, the Sayville Downtown Center, both on Long Island; the Manhattan Center in the historic SoHo neighborhood; and the Hudson Valley Center north of New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York.

New and Remodeled Residence Halls

One after another, undergraduate dormitories on the main Garden City, Long Island, campus have been extensively renovated with new amenities. A seventh residence hall was built in 2011, featuring an environmentally sensitive design with heating and cooling systems powered by geothermal technology.

Added Value

Established in 1896, Adelphi University is a fully accredited, private university with nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and returning-adult students in the arts and sciences, business, allied health, clinical psychology, education, nursing, and social work. Academic experts have chosen Adelphi University as the gold standard for northeastern colleges. Noted for high academic standards and reasonable tuition costs, the private liberal arts university has also been recognized as a best buy in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for eight straight years. Adelphi was also selected as a Best College in the Northeast by "The Princeton Review" and a Top College by "Forbes". Payscale.com ranked us in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide in return on investment.

A Long Tradition of Innovative Undergraduate Programs

Established in 1896, Adelphi University is a fully accredited, private liberal arts university with nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and returning-adult students in their nationally and internationally acclaimed programs in arts and sciences, allied health, business, psychology, education, nursing, and social work.

Adelphi's globally recognized Robert B. Willumstad School of Business is one of an elite group of less than 10 percent of the world's business schools to earn international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-the gold standard of performance for quality and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration and accounting.

The internationally renowned Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University is the nation's first university-based professional school of psychology and continues to be the nation's foremost academic school for clinical psychology training and innovative programs.

In addition, Adelphi's renowned School of Social Work has been a driving force for ethical social work practice and a strong advocate for social justice for more than 50 years.

The Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health also has a proud history of graduating well-trained nurses, administrators, and educators from its undergraduate and graduate programs and is one of a handful of nursing schools with a Ph.D. in Nursing program.

A Passion for Teaching

When Adelphi alumni get together, they always talk about their favorite professors, the professors' passion for teaching, and how that care and guidance helped them excel in their studies and later in their careers. Adelphi faculty and staff are nationally known for their commitment to their students, and that's something students never forget. Many students stay in touch with their favorite professors long after graduation.

As a university, Adelphi aspires to be known for students and faculty who value excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creativity, and service to one's community, as well as for the competence of its graduates and their impact on the broader community.

Famous Alumni

Many Adelphi alumni are luminaries in a number of fields, including creative fields, arts and sciences, education, social work, and business. Alumni include three of Long Island's state senators, two Congressmen, a mayor, the former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs, and the former White House physician to President Clinton.

Adelphi University Financial Aid

Adelphi's Office of Student Financial Services is committed to helping undergraduate students find the resources to fund their education. The staff guides each student through the application process; assists in identifying scholarships, grants, and loans; and provides ongoing advice to students and their parents.


Location & Contact

One South Avenue PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
USA

Ms.Kristen Collins

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 516-877-3050
Fax: 516-877-3039
Email: admissions@adelphi.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business, Management, and Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied8,654
    • Accepted5,897
    • Acceptance Rate68%
    • Enrolled5,040
    • Female Applicants5,638
    • Females Accepted3,945
    • Female Acceptance Rate69%
    • Male Applicants3,016
    • Males Accepted1,952
    • Male Acceptance Rate64%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      auditions/portfolios for performing and fine arts
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 553 500 600
    • SAT Math 575 520 620
    • SAT Writing 564 510 610
    • ACT Composite 25 22 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,840
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,840
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,500.00
    • Room and board *$13,620.00
    • Room only *$7,110.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,040
    • Male Student Percentage31%
    • Female Student Percentage69%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino13.29%
    • Black or African American10.56%
    • White or Caucasian52.9%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.16%
    • Asian7.56%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.2%
    • Two or more races2.2%
    • Unknown9.11%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.03% representing 40 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students7.5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 24%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Student Activities Board, C. A. L. I. B. E. R. (Cause to Achieve Leadership, Intelligence, Brotherhood, Excellence, and Respect), Commuter Student Organization, Christian Fellowship, Circle K International
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,011
    • Full-time Percentage31%
    • Part-time Percentage69%
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 6,571 students to 547 faculty


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