Adelphi University

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Adelphi University is a private nonsectarian university that is located in Garden City in Nassau County, New York. Adelphi University has been referred to as “Best Buy” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges for the previous 4 years is the oldest university on Long Island. Not only has the university been named a “Best College in the Northeastern Region” by The Princeton Review, but Adelphi University was awarded the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2010. U.S. News & World Report ranked Adelphi University #152 among all Tier 1 National Universities in the United States.

In 1996, Adelphi University faced a serious scandal, the same year it was celebrating its 100th anniversary. Peter Diamondopoulos, president of the University at the time, and the Board of Trustees were accused of misconduct and failure to carry out all the educational purposes of the university. Diamondopoulos and all Board of Trustees, with the exception of just one, were removed from their positions following a New York State Board of Regents investigation into the matter.

A new university president, Dr. Robert A. Scott, was appointed in 2000 and was instrumental in bringing the school back from the brink of financial disaster. He achieved this by decreasing tuition, increasing scholarships offered to students, and launching strategic advertising campaigns aimed at increasing enrollment. Thanks to Scott, the school surpassed it’s previous gains and was said to be going through a new renaissance.

The universitys athletic teams (the Adelphi Panthers) compete in he NCAA Division I Level for men’s soccer and women’s bowling, and NCAA Division II level for all other sports. Adelphi University, is also a member of the Northeast-10 Conference.

General Information

Admission Office

One South Avenue, Levermore 110

PO Box 701

Garden City, NY 11530-0701

(516) 877-3050

(800) 233-5744

Fax: (516) 877-3039

Contact: Christine Murphy

Director of Admissions
Main Address

One South Avenue, PO Box 701

Garden City, NY 11530-0701

(516) 877-3000

Total undergrads: 5,139

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 964

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,933

Graduate enrollment: 3,038


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 66%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer and Information Science – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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