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Adelphi University Overview

Adelphi University is a private, non-profit institution located in Garden City, New York. Garden City is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Adelphi Known For?

  • The doctor’s degree is the highest degree offered at Adelphi.
  • Approximately 32% of the faculty at Adelphi are full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi makes roughly $59,000 a year.
  • The average Adelphi student graduates in 4.2 years. That’s better than the national average of 4.4 years.
  • The student loan default rate at Adelphi is 3.7%, which is lower than the national rate of 10.8%.

Adelphi University Ranking

Adelphi landed the #280 spot in College Factual’s 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #33 out of 132 schools in New York.

Notable Rankings for Adelphi University
Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 167
Best Colleges for International Students 194
Best Colleges in the United States 280
Best Colleges for Veterans 306
Best Colleges for the Money 950
Best Colleges for Diversity 1157

Where Is Adelphi University?

Contact Details for Adelphi University
Contact Details
Address: South Ave, Garden City, NY
Phone: 516-877-3000
Location of Adelphi University

How Do I Get Into Adelphi University?

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Admissions Requirements for Adelphi University
Submission Required?
GPA required
Rank recommended
School Record required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Adelphi University?

Adelphi has an acceptance rate of 73%, meaning that it is not quite as selective as a lot of other colleges and universities.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the 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 range between 530 and 620. Math scores are between 530 and 620.

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

Adelphi received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores range between 21 and 27. Math scores are between 21 and 27. Composite scores are between 22 and 27.

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

Can I Afford Adelphi University?

The overall average net price for Adelphi is $28,322. 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 in 2016-2017.

Net Price by Income Group for Adelphi University
$0-30k $30k-48k $48k-75k $75k-110k $110k +
$23,842 $25,875 $28,180 $31,759 $31,758

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It’s not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Adelphi, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $8,509 a year. That adds up to $34,036 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Adelphi is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.8%.

Adelphi University Student Population

There are 5,266 undergraduate students at Adelphi, with 4,874 being full-time and 392 being part-time.

Number of Undergraduate Students at Adelphi University

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,874 full-time undergraduates at Adelphi, 31.4% are male and 68.6% are female.

Gender Diversity at Adelphi University

Racial Diversity

The racial breakdown of the full-time undergraduates at Adelphi breaks down as follows:

  • African American or Black: 8.6%
  • Asian: 10.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.7%
  • White: 51.6%
  • Non-Resident Aliens: 3.5%
  • Other Racial Groups: 8.6%

Adelphi University Student Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren’t the only ones who study at Adelphi. 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.

Adelphi University Majors

Adelphi offers at least 21 programs. The table below shows the number of degrees awarded in 2017-2018 for each one.

Programs at Adelphi University
Program Name Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees
Health Professions 0 447
Business, Management & Marketing 0 170
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 0 84
Psychology 0 67
Social Sciences 0 57
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 0 57
Visual & Performing Arts 0 57
Computer & Information Sciences 0 46
Communication & Journalism 0 42
Public Administration & Social Service 0 40
Education 0 35
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 0 30
English Language & Literature 0 28
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 25 0
Physical Sciences 0 23
Mathematics & Statistics 0 22
History 0 21
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 0 11
Natural Resources & Conservation 0 8
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 0 2
Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 1


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