Adelphi University Overview
Adelphi University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Garden City, New York. Adelphi is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Adelphi University Known For?
- Students at Adelphi have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest degree offered at Adelphi is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 33% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Adelphi bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $58,500 a year. That's about 43% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Adelphi student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Adelphi University Rankings
College Factual ranked Adelphi as #346 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #37 out of 132 schools in New York.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Adelphi has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Adelphi
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||155|
|Best Colleges for International Students||238|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||240|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1,068|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,276|
Where Is Adelphi University?
Contact details for Adelphi are given below.
|Address:||South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-0701|
How Do I Get Into Adelphi?
You can apply to Adelphi online at: admissions.adelphi.edu/onlineapp.php
Admission Requirements for Adelphi
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Adelphi?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.
Average Test Scores
About 68% of students accepted to Adelphi submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 620.
Can I Afford Adelphi University?
Net Price by Income Group for Adelphi
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Adelphi, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $8,728 a year. That adds up to $34,912 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Adelphi is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Adelphi University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,712 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,874 full-time undergraduates at Adelphi, 31% are male and 69% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Adelphi University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||419|
|Hispanic or Latino||815|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at Adelphi University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 69 countries are represented at Adelphi. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at Adelphi University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Adelphi has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 72nd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Adelphi
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Adelphi University was 13.0%. This is the #1,152 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Adelphi regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Adelphi majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Health & Physical Education||12%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||6%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Adelphi ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Adelphi.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#10|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#14|
|Health & Physical Education||#49|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#55|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#191|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Adelphi University Majors
In 2017-2018, Adelphi University awarded 2,576 undergraduate degrees and 2,120 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.