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
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Adelphi University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
70%
SAT Range
1010-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$28,095/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,516/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,567/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,041/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,353/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,962/ year

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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,414Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • A combo of your average student
    32%
  • Hardworking
    28%
  • Determined
    24%
  • Passionate/supportive
    14%
  • Passionate/Supportive and hardworking
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
39%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Comfortable
    44%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Its okay
    11%
  • Bustling
    4%
  • Charismatic
    4%
  • Home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
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My first semester at Adelphi was not what I expected. It was a little hard to adjust and make new friends at first. Then my classmates started to talk to me so I opened up little by little. All my professors were very nice and they knew what they were teaching. Later in the semester, I joined the fencing club and went to some of the school performances. It was fun doing them and I'm going to become morr involved next semester. I learned in Adelphi some things I didn't knkw about myself and it really opened my eyes to all the new skills I've developed throughout a short period of time. Overall, my experience here was great!
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Parent of prospective student. Observed a lot of motivated students studying, practicing for a performance, leaving a class excitedly debating about literature(!), and working on a group TV project.
Good location, seemed safe, academic support especially strong, cafeterias great.
Ugly part: many neglected buildings. Dorm awful!! Library seriously outdated, small, and crowded. Offices cramped. Other schools blew this place out of the water with regard to facilities and equipment.
One of the best possible locations in metropolis with corporations, tourism, nature, history, jobs, etc.
Discrepancy between the kind of school it could be and the kind of place it is. Hints of a lack of leadership, fighting between factions, pigeonholing, long-term complacency. Core values unclear.
Our Uber driver was an alumnus, a banker driving on the weekends. He loved the school but hadn’t been back since he graduated 10 years before, said he never got a call or an invitation.
I absolutely love this school! I have loved this university for so long but when picking a college I really favored in the small sized class which is here at Adelphi. Being in a small environment leads to better communication and understanding. This school has so much to get involved with that there is really no way to be bored! I really wouldn't change much about this school but the price of tuition, being less would make it a lot easier but overall this is a 5 star school!