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Adelphi University

Garden City, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Adelphi University

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online.

Adelphi University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Garden City, New York. Adelphi University was founded in 1896. The college currently enrolls around 7,252 students a year, including 5,055 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Adelphi University

It is moderately difficult to get into Adelphi University. Adelphi University admitted 73% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 17,301 applications received in 2022, 12,591 students were offered admission.

Adelphi University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 85%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 34%

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Adelphi University is located in the town of Garden City, New York, near New York City.

If you are interested in seeing Adelphi University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Long Island Expressway to Garden City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy International.

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Adelphi University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Adelphi University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Adelphi University is Jun 1.

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Adelphi University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1310


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

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1310 and Above


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1120 and Less


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The median SAT score for Adelphi University students is 1213. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Adelphi University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Adelphi University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Adelphi University is like? There are approximately 7,252 students enrolled at Adelphi University, including 5,055 undergraduate students and 2,197 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from NY and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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