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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?

4,874 Full-Time Undergraduates
$29,004 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • 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

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 155
Best Colleges for International Students 238
Best Colleges for Veterans 240
Best Colleges 346
Best Colleges for the Money 1,068
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,276

Where Is Adelphi University?

Location of Adelphi University

Contact details for Adelphi are given below.

Contact Details
Address: South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-0701
Phone: 516-877-3000
Website: www.adelphi.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AdelphiU
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AdelphiU

How Do I Get Into Adelphi?

You can apply to Adelphi online at: admissions.adelphi.edu/onlineapp.php

Admission Requirements for Adelphi

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Adelphi?

73% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
68% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Adelphi University is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Adelphi University  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Adelphi University  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800
Adelphi received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Adelphi University  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Adelphi University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Adelphi University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Adelphi University?

$29,004 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Adelphi is $29,004. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Adelphi

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,209 $26,259 $29,008 $30,762 $32,600

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

4,874 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,266 undergraduate students at Adelphi, with 4,874 being full-time and 392 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Adelphi

There are also 2,712 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,874 full-time undergraduates at Adelphi, 31% are male and 69% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Adelphi

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Adelphi University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Adelphi Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 531
Black or African American 419
Hispanic or Latino 815
White 2,515
International Students 173
Other Races/Ethnicities 421

Geographic Diversity

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

268 Took All Classes Online
1,582 Took At Least One Class Online
13.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Adelphi. In 2017-2018, 1,582 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Adelphi has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Health Professions 5%
Homeland Security 38%
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
Homeland Security #23
Health & Physical Education #49
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #55
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #191
Health Professions #394

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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 30 12 0
Anthropology 0 9 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 10 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 13 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 62 207 0
Chemistry 0 6 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 30 18
Communication & Media Studies 0 31 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 14 92 7
Computer Information Systems 0 21 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 21 0 0
Dance 0 11 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 10 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 19 1 0
Economics 0 2 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 24 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 25 0 0
General Biology 0 67 15 0
General Education 0 0 64 0
General English Literature 0 29 0 0
General Psychology 0 77 42 0
General Social Sciences 0 43 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 75 45 0
History 0 18 0 0
Homeland Security 0 2 4 0
Information Science 0 10 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 3 0
International Studies 0 1 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 26 4 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 10 0
Marketing 0 19 0 0
Mathematics 0 21 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 37 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 32 0
Music 0 4 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 8 5 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 3 0 0
Nursing 0 454 58 6
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 13 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 5 0 0
Physics 0 12 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 0
Public Health 0 0 18 0
Romance Languages 0 6 0 0
Social Work 0 41 242 5
Sociology 0 10 0 0
Special Education 0 0 31 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 8 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 29 50 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 5 0
Writing Studies 0 0 3 0
Total 52 2,524 2,048 72

References

*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.

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