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Adelphi University

Garden City, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Adelphi University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Adelphi University. The acceptance rate at Adelphi University is 73%. Last year, 17,301 students applied to Adelphi University and 12,591 were admitted.

If you are applying to Adelphi University, the fee for the application is $50.

Adelphi University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Adelphi University's admissions stats.

Adelphi University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1213
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

Adelphi University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Adelphi University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 December 31

Want to Apply Early to Adelphi University?

Adelphi University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Adelphi University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.

Adelphi University accepts approximately 85% of early action applicants and 73% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Adelphi University admitted 5,899 of the 6,948 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Adelphi University Admissions

Transferring to Adelphi University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Adelphi University

Adelphi University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Adelphi University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Adelphi University

What does Adelphi University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Interview Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Adelphi University for more information on admission factors.

Adelphi University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Adelphi University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Adelphi University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Adelphi University?

Students admitted to Adelphi University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Adelphi University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 22% submitted a class rank. At Adelphi University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Adelphi University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 34%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Adelphi University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Adelphi University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 34% of Adelphi University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Adelphi University?

To be competitive with other Adelphi University applicants, you should strive to score between 1120 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Adelphi University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Adelphi University student is 1213.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Adelphi University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Adelphi University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

To be most competitive at Adelphi University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Adelphi University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Adelphi University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Adelphi University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Adelphi University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Adelphi University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Adelphi University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Adelphi University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Adelphi University.

Does Adelphi University accept transfer credits?

✅ Adelphi University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Adelphi University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Adelphi University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Adelphi University?

❌ No, Adelphi University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Adelphi University's acceptance rate?

✅ Adelphi University's acceptance rate is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Adelphi University?

❌ Adelphi University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Adelphi University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Adelphi University was 85% in 2021.

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Adelphi University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Adelphi University? Adelphi University is a somewhat selective institution. The Adelphi University acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1310


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1120 to 1310


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Adelphi University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Adelphi University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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