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.

Website: www.adelphi.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,266
Undergraduate
Students
(68.4%) 3,603 Women
(31.6%) 1,663 Men
2,712
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 11,851 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
578 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
578 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,710
Tuition and Fees
$38,660
Room and Board
$16,030
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Freshman Award
$21,500
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,285
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
335
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Garden City Population
22,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.1% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
17.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.9% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students
4.0% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One South Avenue
PO Box 701
City, State, Zip
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
Phone
(516) 877-3050
Fax
(516) 877-3039
E-mail
admissions@adelphi.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Auditions/portfolios for performing and fine arts recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 11,851 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 7,749 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 4,102 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,573 (18%) of 8,666 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,070 (18%) of 5,802 admitted students enrolled
Men
503 (18%) of 2,864 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
83% of 4226 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.52
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
578 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
578 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 58%
Top half: 89%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,710
Tuition and Fees
$38,660
Room and Board
$16,030
Books and Supplies
$1,020
Other Expenses
$3,000
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002666
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
972 (89.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
835 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
835 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
132 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$21,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 607 (72.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,902
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 739 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,685
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 573 (68.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
157 (14.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,799

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,910 (80.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,400 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,400 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
461 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$21,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,405 (70.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,300
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,025 (89.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,724
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,809 (82.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
985 (20.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,523

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,285
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, endowed and restricted scholarships and grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
3,611
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
69
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
496
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans
Number of Awards
428
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,835
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, physical therapy with New York Medical Coll, New York Institute of Tech; dentistry with NYU Coll of Dentistry; medicine with Philadelphia Coll of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie Coll of Osteopathic Medicine; optometry with SUNY State Coll of Optometry; podiatry with NYCPM
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
335
Part-Time Faculty
727
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 62% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
519,098
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
880
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Education--General
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology--General
  • Social Work

Location and Setting


Garden City Population
22,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
75 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Hempstead
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Garden City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities board, c. a. l. i. b. e. r. (cause to achieve leadership, intelligence, brotherhood, excellence, and respect), commuter student organization, christian fellowship, circle k international
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,266
Women
3,603 (68.4%)
Men
1,663 (31.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,874
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.1% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
17.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.9% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students.
4.0% from 46 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
2,712

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Average Starting Salary
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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