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Adelphi University

Garden City, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

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 Overview

Adelphi University is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Garden City, New York. Adelphi University was founded in 1896 and the school currently enrolls around 7,520 students per year, including 5,251 undergrads. Adelphi University provides housing for up to 1,230 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Adelphi University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Adelphi University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Adelphi University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Adelphi University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Adelphi University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Adelphi University on the Student Life page.

2022 Adelphi University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 92%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%
Tuition $42,090
Percent of Need Met 62%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $33,520

Is Adelphi University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Adelphi University offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

Adelphi University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Adelphi University. Around 77% of applicants get into Adelphi University each year. Last year, 16,084 students applied to Adelphi University and 12,459 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Adelphi University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 82% of students who start at Adelphi University return for their second year of college. Adelphi Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 71 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Adelphi University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Adelphi University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 43% of graduates from Adelphi University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Adelphi University grads have an average starting salary of $79,671 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Adelphi University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Adelphi University's endowment was $235.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Adelphi University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Adelphi University meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Adelphi University full-time are awarded $33,520 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $29,331 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Adelphi University.

Based on this information, how does Adelphi University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Adelphi University a good school for you?

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Where is Adelphi University?

Adelphi University is located in the suburban setting of Garden City, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Adelphi University and Garden City are like without leaving home.

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College Info

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Adelphi University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

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Adelphi University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 660


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

Adelphi University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Adelphi University is like? There are approximately 7,520 students enrolled at Adelphi University, including 5,251 undergraduate students and 2,269 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from NY and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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