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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-
About Adelphi University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
Address
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
From Adelphi University

Adelphi is a nationally ranked doctoral research university offering liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training.

Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning, and innovative programs.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 7,500 national and international students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, next to New York City's cultural and internship opportunities.

More than 90,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive.

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
73%
SAT Range
1060-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,925/ 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
$20,425/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.87 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,874Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
392
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
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  • A combo of your average student
    34%
  • Hardworking
    25%
  • Determined
    19%
  • Passionate/supportive
    13%
  • Passionate/Supportive and hardworking
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • weird
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
36%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.100 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Comfortable
    42%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Its okay
    13%
  • Charismatic
    4%
  • Bustling
    3%
  • Home
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $58,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    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
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    Adelphi University Reviews

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    Choosing Adelphi is one of the best decisions I have ever made! The only negative feedback I have for this school is that the food is bad, it is honestly better to bring your own lunch. And also some buildings need renovation but everything else is great! You have numerous selections of classes, the campus is beautiful, you are offered discounts at many local areas, teachers are understanding, the student involvement is skyrocketing, and overall the opportunities this school provides you both during and after your time here is exceptional.
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    I have been going to Adelphi for about 3 years now as a commuter. It is not a party school but if you know people in greek life or are in greek life then it will be fun. All I can say is try to make friends since it will make your experience better. The school has residents but it is mostly commuters and predominantly white. But, I love the school so far since the professors are really there to help you and see you do well. I think if I didn't go to the school my GPA wouldn't be where it is right now so good luck hopefully you like it!
    Adelphi is a scam! The team in financial aid are horrible, This school is very expensive overall, so i don't understand why the lack of help & information provided for financial aid for freshman students is so vague. The school is completely boring on the weekends. The food selection is horrible. The school is very clique, so if you did not attend HS in a neighboring town most likely you will feel out of place. The obvious plus are the safety of the campus, the beautiful inviting campus, the modernized buildings, the school generally is a well respected school because its a school located in the heart of Long Island NY where you don't have to travel 3-4 hours away from NY to attend an Great University but overall, in my opinion is a great COMMUTERS SCHOOL!