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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
5,391
Undergraduates
1,704
Men - 31.6%
3,688
Women - 68.4%
2,881
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 13,006 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
589 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
586 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$58,710
Tuition and Fees
$38,660
Room and Board
$16,030
Average Percent of Need Met
46%
Average Freshman Award
$25,500
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,140
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
340
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
35%
20-29
35%
30-39
15%
40-49
2%
50-99
2%
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New York City Population
22,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
11.5%
Black/African-American
9%
Hispanic/Latino
18.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
51.7%
Unknown
7.1%
International Students
4.0% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%