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Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

Adelphi is a private university originally founded as a boys' preparatory school in 1863. It became coeducational in 1896 and now offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, post-doctoral study, and adult education programs through its main Garden City campus and at satellite campuses in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Hudson Valley. Adelphi strives to foster in its students a passion for knowledge and lifelong learning, a questioning of cultural values, and a desire to contribute their knowledge and service to the community at large. Adelphi's 75-acre main campus is located in western Long Island, 20 miles from New York City.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students4,852
   Women3,320 (68.4%)
   Men1,532 (31.6%)
Graduate Students2,404


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate72% of 9,367 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.49
SAT Math569 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading552 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing563 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite25 average
19-24 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$53,596
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met18%
Average Freshman Award$20,100
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes


Garden City Population22,552
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 42% of freshmen, 24% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities9% of women participate
Fraternities 11% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.9% Asian
9.7% Black/African-American
15.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.6% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students4.2% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning84.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.27 3.59 613 580 27
Low 2.50 2.00 450 460 19
High 3.70 4.70 720 730 33
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