Adelphi University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Founded in 1896, Adelphi University is a private university located on a 75-acre campus in Garden City, New York. The historic Long Island location is about 45 minutes from New York City, and numerous beaches and parks are in easy striking distance. Adelphi students come from 41 states and 48 countries. Academics are supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average undergraduate class size of 21. High-achieving students might be interested in the Honors College. Perks include small seminar classes, special cultural events, and a range of travel and research opportunities. Student life is active with over 80 clubs and organizations including a few social fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Adelphi Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference for most sports. Men's soccer and women's bowling compete at the Division I level.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Communications, English, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 8177
Total Grad Students: 3238
Undergraduate Students: 4939
Faculty: 295

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Percent Male: 30%
Percent Female: 70%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1 South Ave
Garden City New York 11530


Main Email:

Main Phone: 516-877-3050

Additional Campuses:
Adelphi University Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10013

Adelphi University Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, New York 11788

Adelphi University Hudson Valley Center
457 Maple Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Admissions Contact:
Sarah Ventimiglia
Associate Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
516 877 3050

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Michael Gallagher
Assistant Director of International Admissions, Office of Admissions
516 877 3050

Athletics Contact:
Univeristy Athletics
516 877 4240

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
College of Arts and Science, School of Business, Derner Institute of Advanced Psyhcology Studies, Physical Education - 2.3 GPA STEP Program - 2.75 Communication Science and Disorders - 2.8 School of Social Work - 2.8 School of Nursing - 3.0

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
No minimum 64 maximum from a two year institution 90 maximum from a four year insitution

Test Scores for Applying:
Only required for those students applying who have been out of high school for less then 1 year

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Recommended but not required

Essay(s) required:
Only required for those students applying with less then 30 transferrable credits

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
Final HS transcript is required for those students who are applying with less then 30 credits NET Exam is required for all students who do not hold a New York State RN License and are applying to our School of Nursing

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 21 27
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 580
Math 500 600
Writing 500 600

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 69%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -69%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 2580

Room and Board: 11420

Tuition and Fees: 28460

Total Cost: 43860

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Full time and part time merit scholarships are avaiable Phi Theta Kappa Talent Scholarships Athletic Scholarships Recognition Scholarships

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants: 13670

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6410

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 90%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 87%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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