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
72%
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$28,045/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,963/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,581/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,686/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,260/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,014/ 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
34%
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
$50,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
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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!
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Adelphi University is a small campus school not too far from New York City. It is beautifully designed and has a wide range of extra curricular activities. If you don't like the activities already in place,you can easily form your own club along with 13 other students and receive funding from the school. Adelphi students receive student discounts to concerts even to see Beyonce perform. The campus is very nature friendly. It is common to come across bunnies. For someone interested in nursing, Adelphi is perfect. There is state off the art medical equipment and even a simulated dummy that gives birth. As soon as you step on campus, you'll be sure to leave with a warm tingly feeling.
For me, the housing is great. I love that it is quiet and has a small school feeling. Many people, however, are frustrated that there are no parties and that many people keep to themselves.

All of my dorm rooms have been spacious, clean, and had their own bathroom. The best options for dorming on campus is New Hall A or New Hall B. These buildings are mostly upperclassmen, but are open to everyone. They have air conditioning, heating, large lounges, and a bathroom in each room. The worst option is Waldo Hall. This building does not have AC on all floors and tends to be a little more run down. However, Waldo Halls sense of community is strong!

All buildings are very close to classrooms and dining because it is a small campus. They are a little expensive, but the convenience of living on campus is practically invaluable to me. It makes it so much easier to study and get work done when my commute is only a 3 minute walk. The housing process can be stressful if you need to find a roommate, but once you have one the room selection is online and runs smoothly.