Adelphi University, located in Garden City, New York, was founded in 1863 and was originally a private preparatory school. By 1896 the academy had added a college component which by 1912 had become a separate women's institution and became known as Adelphi College, severing its ties to Adelphi Academy by 1925 after having moved from its original Brooklyn home to Garden City.The school began to expand its offerings at this time, increasing the number of programs available to students, and by 1946 the school had one more become a coeducational institution. The school was given university status by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963 and changed its name accordingly. Since that time the school has seen a large expansion of its programs, both undergraduate and graduate, and has gone through a large advertising campaign that successfully increased enrollment. The school has been recently noted for its low cost, high quality private school educational offerings.
Adelphi University offers a variety of majors, allowing students the choice that best reflects their personal goals and plans and provides them assistance in realizing their future. The bachelor's degree program typically takes four years to complete and will have students studying lower and upper division courses related to their major, a slew of required general education courses, and a choice of elective courses aimed at expanding the area of study for students. Students may also choose to tack on a minor degree to their studies, which allows for an education in a secondary field, requiring additional study through a set number of courses. Graduate programs each have their own admission requirements and limited space. Students wishing to enroll in a graduate program will have to have earned a lower level degree, have high graduate level standardized test scores, and a strong prior academic record.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Adelphi University requires all interested students to complete the online application for admissions, as well as provide a completed personal statement, transcripts and test scores.The school will take into consideration all supplied material when making a decision regarding student admission, including the personal interview if the student chooses to participate in one. Once a decision is rendered the student will be notified, and if admitted will be provided additional information regarding enrollment and campus life.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students requiring financial assistance are required to and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used by the school to determine the student's financial needs and aid program eligibility to construct a financial aid package. Aid must be reapplied for each academic year. Students may be chosen at random by the school and asked to provide additional information which will be cross checked with the information provided in the FAFSA in order to confirm its accuracy.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Adelphi University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Adelphi University is around 7,300 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 12% enrolling as graduate students and 67% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $32,000-$39,000 per year
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $990 to $1,200 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$16,762|
|Receiving Student Loans||55%||$8,147|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Adelphi University may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care
Adelphi University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 63%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||53%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Adelphi University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Track and Field (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Adelphi University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- SUNY College at Old Westbury in Old Westbury, NY (6 miles away)
- CUNY York College in Jamaica, NY (7 miles away)
- CUNY Queens College in Queens, NY (8 miles away)
- CUNY Lehman College in Bronx, NY (16 miles away)
- CUNY Hunter College in New York, NY (17 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Adelphi University for official up-to-date information.