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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
From Adelphi University

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers 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.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online. More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive.

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Adelphi University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1080-1270
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,406/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,705/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,056Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
335
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • A combo of your average student
    40%
  • Hardworking
    24%
  • Determined
    18%
  • Passionate/supportive
    12%
  • Passionate/Supportive and hardworking
    4%
  • weird
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
36%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.106 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Comfortable
    41%
  • Its okay
    16%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Charismatic
    5%
  • Bustling
    3%
  • Home
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $58,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    70%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    80%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

    Adelphi University Reviews

    1,273 reviews
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    Im a freshman here at Adelphi, a 4 year undergraduate and my major is Nursing. I'm a commuter student. Although I cannot spend much time on campus due to the Covid epidemic, the time I do go for in house class, I LOVE it! The diverse athmosphere, the amazing welcoming environment from faculty and professors and from other students makes me feel comfortable and eager to be here! I wish all my classes were on campus, but right now half is online. I'm still receiving the same enriched education though. I highly recommend Adelphi! I received full scholarships to all 7 of my college choices and I comitted to Adelphi and their Nursing Program because of the excellent campus, curriculum, and how easy it is to commute if you choose not to dorm!
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    I graduated in May '19 with my Bachelors in Nursing, & had the best 4 years possible. I loved living on campus, receiving a quality education from my professors, working on campus, having leadership positions in clubs, having decent food available, & having the best of both worlds (beaches & NYC). No school is perfect, but I saw tons of improvements over my 4 years. The food got better, many dorms were renovated, the library & University Center are being renovated, Nexus was a huge addition, Greek Life is expanding, & clubs & events for residents & commuters are growing. Adelphi truly is a hidden gem & is getting better every year! I can confidently say that students who get involved are the ones who like Adelphi the most. College isn't meant to be fun if you only go to class, eat, do homework, sleep, & repeat. There is so much Adelphi has to offer, so take advantage of every opportunity! Everyone has a place at Adelphi, but it's up to YOU to find it & make the best of it!
    Going to Adelphi was one of the best choices I ever made. At Adelphi, it's small enough where you can run into your friends on campus all the time, but everyday still meet new people. I've been lucky enough to meet friends for a lifetime here. The location is amazing- beaches, the hempstead bar strip, the city, all right there for you. It was also less than 2 hours from home for me, which was nice because I could go back easily if I wanted to, but never felt the need to because of how much there is to do on campus. What you put in, you'll get back. I'm on a sports team and I'm also involved in Greek life. There was always either a mixer, party, game, or study sesh with friends that kept me busy and involved. The nursing program is also top notch and you will not regret coming here!