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Adelphi University

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Located in Garden City, New York, Adelphi University is situated on a peaceful seventy-five acre campus about forty-five miles from New York City and only a few minutes away from Long Island’s parks, beaches, and social hotspots. The school also has centers in Hauppauge, the Hudson Valley and Manhattan. The campus is a registered aboretum with over sixty different species of bushes and trees and is within an easy walk of wonderful restaurants, museums, shopping venues, and banks.

There are over eighty student organizations and an active Greek presence on campus. Students regularly participate in community service activities, field trips and cultural activities. There is also a student-run media program and several academic honor societies.

The university has numerous unique programs that are focused on removing barriers so that students who wish to receive a quality, innovative education may do so. One of these programs is the University College which provides working adults with the opportunity to work around their busy schedules and earn a degree. The program has online, day, evening, and weekend classes. Another program is the Learning Disabilities Program which uses individualized and structured programs in order to encourage independence and help students with learning disabilities meet their educational goals.

Graduates have gone on to become Olympic medalists, best selling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners and professional athletes. The campus is steeped in history and provides students with every tool that they could possibly need to succeed including state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, award winning professors and free access to student and career counseling.


Adelphi University is recognized for offering innovation in liberal arts and professional studies for more than a century and offers more than a hundred degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs as well as professional certificates, continuing education courses and specialized learning courses. Students study in one of eight colleges including the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, which was the first university-based professional clinical psychology program. The university’s dance program was the first of its kind in the country and remains a huge part of the performing arts program.

The School of Nursing, which opened in 1943, became one of the largest units used by the Cadet Nurse Corps. Harvey Hall, home of the school, was actually dedicated by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in 1944. Other schools available for students to choose from include the School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, the School of Social Work and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Adelphi also offers numerous online programs in order to meet the needs of students who may not be able to pursue an education in the traditional, on-campus manner. Students pursuing online educations may obtain a degree in their own time and from the comfort of their own home.

There are numerous opportunities to study abroad, as well as a special school specifically for working adults. The University School is Long Island’s leading program for bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and professional certificates for working adults. There are also joint degree programs that allow students to pursue multiple degrees at the same time and summer sessions that assist students in either keeping up or advancing their educations over the summer in shorter terms and frequently with smaller class sizes.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Application to the university’s undergraduate programs at are fairly standard. Students must complete the online application and submit the application fee. Official copies of high school transcripts and any college transcripts if applicable are also required. SAT or ACT scores must be submitted as well as one or more letters of recommendations from a guidance counselor, teacher or other academic professional. Students must write a personal statement and may either choose to submit a term paper that they have written during their senior year or compose an essay based on questions provided by the university.

Students who have taken the GED or have been out of high school for more than one year will not be required to take the SAT/ACT or submit academic letters of recommendation, though they are still encouraged to do so. Students are also strongly advised to schedule an admissions interview with the school, and this is required for students applying to the Honors College.

There are certain programs that require additional documentation so students should refer to the program to which they are interested to ensure that they are meeting all of the application requirements. For students who have lived in the United States for less than three years, and whose native language is not English, TOEFL scores are also required unless the SAT verbal score is higher than five hundred.

Graduate Applications

Application requirements for graduate school applicants vary by program, but most require at least the application and fee, letters of recommendation, test results from graduate school preparedness tests such as the GRE and undergraduate transcripts. Prospective students should refer to their graduate school of choice for further requirements and deadlines.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of need-based and merit-based private and public scholarships, grants, federally subsided loans and work study programs. Students will need to complete the Free Application for Financial Aid available online beginning in January. Students should complete the application as soon as it is available in order to be considered for as much financial aid as possible. Applicants will need to have financial information available for both the student and the family when completing the application. There are also several forms of financial aid available to graduate students.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 474th for the average student loan amount.
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The Adelphi Panthers are an NCAA Division I and II athletic organization that offers men’s and women’s soccer, lacrosse, tennis, cross country/track and basketball. Men may also participate in golf while women have the additional option of volleyball. The school has a history of athletic success, especially the women’s lacross and soccer teams. The men’s basketball team recently had an undefeated season and has had numerous other successes as well. Adelphi athletes have been selected for such prestigious positions as All-American and All-Academic teams and also have been signed by numerous professional athletic organizations.

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Ranks 83rd in New York and 741st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.01

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Garden City, NY 11530-0701
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population26,482 (26,482 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,111 (2.82 people per house)
Median Household Income$97,918
Families7,224 (3.25 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3604

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 353rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $29,300 $29,300 $29,300
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $900 $900 $900
FT Graduate Tuition $32,530 $32,530 $32,530
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,150 $1,150 $1,150
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $1,010 $1,010 $1,010
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $47,110 $47,110 $47,110
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $47,110 $47,110 $47,110
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $39,500 $39,500 $39,500

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $28,460 $29,320 $28,460 $29,320 $28,460 $29,320
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $11,420 $11,900
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,580(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,100 $8,580
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,900(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,300(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 8,654 (3,016 male / 5,638 female)
Admitted 5,897 (1,952 male / 3,945 female)
Admission rate 68%
First-time Enrollment 918 (300 male / 518 female)
FT Enrollment 903 (295 male / 508 female)
PT Enrollment 15 (5 male / 10 female)
Total Enrollment7,645

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Northeast 10 Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Northeast 10 Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Northeast 10 Conference

ACT Test Admission

927th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 18%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 27
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 24

SAT Test Admission

390th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 74%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 600
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 520 / 620
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1020 / 1220

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,300
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$8,760
Board Fee$4,240

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 161 310 237 122 3 1,370 201 2,455
Accounting 1 1 4 3 26 3 39
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 7 2 4 1 14
Anthropology 2 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1
Art Teacher Education 1 2 14 1 19
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 15 5 94 10 127
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 2 1 3
Biochemistry 1 1
Biological and Physical Sciences 1 1 2 2 4 1 11
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 8 7 15 41 5 87
Business Administration and Management, General 106 15 15 12 81 15 245
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 3 4 1 14 4 28
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General 1 2 3
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Communication and Media Studies, Other 2 2 29 2 35
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 2 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing 1 5 6
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 3 1 2 13 1 21
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 1 5 6
Dance, General 1 1 1 6 1 11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 21 2 25
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 1
Economics, General 1 5 1 7
Education, General 5 9 5 82 7 108
Education, Other 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 12 5 2 26 5 51
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 3 4
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 1 2 5 1 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 2 8 11
English Language and Literature, General 2 1 32 2 37
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1 4 6
Environmental Studies 1 1 8 1 11
Finance, General 5 1 1 1 4 12
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 1 4 3 27 2 41
French Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education 1 9 1 11
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
History, General 3 4 2 14 1 24
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 2 2 5 11
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1
Information Science/Studies 1 5 6
International/Global Studies 2 1 2 5
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 4 5
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9 2 3 14
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3 1 3 8
Mathematics Teacher Education 3 3
Mathematics, General 2 2 5 2 19 3 34
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 1 1 6 1 11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1
Music Teacher Education 2 3 1 6
Music, General 1 2 5 4 12
Nursing Administration 5 2 7
Nursing Education 2 1 2 5
Philosophy 3 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3 5 49 1 59
Physics, General 1 2 4 2 9
Political Science and Government, General 2 3 1 12 1 19
Psychology, General 4 16 13 9 103 9 159
Reading Teacher Education 2 19 21
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 78 24 35 138 49 344
School Psychology 3 1 16 20
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 2 1 4 7
Social Sciences, General 1 3 7 33 13 57
Social Studies Teacher Education 2 9 11
Social Work 1 83 56 6 2 180 28 362
Sociology 1 2 20 3 26
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 11 11 3 71 7 106
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 6 10 1 48 6 74
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 10 2 2 1 6 5 26
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 197th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $101,835 ($108,581 male / $90,872 female)
Number of FT Faculty 315 (144 male / 171 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,011
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $15,555,572

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