Adelphi University

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School Overview

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.

Adelphi University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (516) 877-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-0701
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,991
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 68%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,305 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $40,300
Out-of-state Tuition: $40,300
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $22,447

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Adelphi University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Adelphi University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 455
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 15323
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 32103
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1121
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 42
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 131
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1111
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 62
Grand total 26250505

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Adelphi University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $40,300
Out-of-state $40,300
Books and supplies $1,020

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $43,420
Out-of-state $43,420

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,167 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,148 93% $22,447
Student loan aid 660 53% $8,445

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,976 92% $19,075
Federal student loans 3,209 60% $6,966

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Adelphi University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Adelphi University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 13,919 4,701 9,218
Percent admitted 100% 69% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 7% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Adelphi University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,991
Undergraduate enrollment 5,360
Graduate enrollment 2,631

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Adelphi University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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