Garden City, New York
Adelphi University provides students with a personalized education that fully prepares them for successful, fulfilling careers. Adelphi students graduate with the knowledge and ability to compete and excel in their chosen fields and address the needs of their communities. Internships, many of them paid, are central to an Adelphi education and help students refine their career objectives, make connections and gain work experience.
Welcoming one of our most diverse classes ever in the fall of 2018, Adelphi has students from 43 states and 57 countries, providing an environment that encourages cultural and personal growth. New York City is a short train ride away, so our students benefit from the rich intellectual and social opportunities.
Committed to making your investment pay off, Adelphi offers more than $60 million in institutional aid to our undergraduate students. Nearly 95 percent of first-year students receive some form of financial aid, and 88 percent of full-time first-year students receive generous grants and scholarships.
Get to know Adelphi University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Marching band
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
Adelphi University offers many specialized programs for students eager to challenge themselves:
The Levermore Global Scholars (LGS) is a program of distinction designed to enrich both the social and international dimensions of a college education, placing an emphasis on civic engagement and leadership. Adelphi’s non-governmental organization status allows students to attend special briefings at the United Nations; three-quarters of those students participate in special activities with the UN each year.
LGS students have studied globalization while traveling in China, immersed themselves in sustainability in Costa Rica, visited schools to better understand education’s role in Cuba and explored issues of conflict transformation and the arts in Kosovo.
Students from around the world pursue studies in the prestigious and challenging Honors College. The highly personalized program promotes intellectual growth and social interaction, including original student research-driven projects and excursions in the New York metropolitan area. You can choose to live in a living/learning community with other Honors College students.
Internship opportunities are available for every type of student, no matter what they decide to study. Through the signature Jaggar Community Fellows Program, students are paired with nonprofit organizations across Long Island and New York City for paid internships for 10 weeks during the summer.
Overseen by the Center for International Education, study abroad opportunities are offered in more than 90 approved destinations in 40 countries. Students live and study in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia or New Zealand, for one semester or two. They may also participate in a variety of short, faculty-led trips to Europe, Asia and Central America as well as alternative spring break adventures in places such as Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
Adelphi takes great pride in providing undergraduate students with a variety of opportunities to pursue original research. At its annual Research Conference, Adelphi celebrates faculty-mentored research by students in virtually every discipline, from the arts and sciences to psychology and education. Through its McDonell Fellowship Program, Adelphi provides a select number of science majors with paid, full-time summer research opportunities in University labs. Honors College students are also eligible for sponsored summer research fellowships in any discipline. Adelphi’s Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology supports undergraduate student research through its yearlong Emerging Scholars Program.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 115 | 10-19: 438 | 20-29: 374
30-39: 172 | 40-49: 27 | 50-99: 19 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 9%
White, non-Hispanic: 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: %
Asian, non-Hispanic: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: %
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 7%
OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW
Great teaching is a hallmark of Adelphi University. At Adelphi, students have the opportunity to work closely with knowledgeable, dedicated professors who care about their academic success and intellectual growth. Students get to know their professors through small classes, research opportunities, and independent projects. Adelphi students are encouraged to conduct research alongside renowned scientists and liberal arts scholars or to create with award-winning visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors and directors.
One of the most exciting and intellectually challenging aspects of the first-year experience at Adelphi is the First-Year Seminar (FYS). Each year, faculty members from across the University create seminar courses on topics they are passionate about. All seminars focus on the reading of theoretical material and the consideration of its underlying questions, implications and significance. Along the way, seminar participants become teachers, themselves, leading class discussions and giving presentations. This focus on reading, writing and speaking well in public reflects Adelphi’s belief in the influence those skills hold over success in college and for effective citizenship and leadership. In addition, a first-year English composition course allows new students to focus on the writing skills that are essential to clear thinking.
The Adelphi University Mentoring Program, created to help ensure academic success for students at any phase of their undergraduate career, is open to all our students, but ideally within the crucial first year. Transfer students are also encouraged to apply. The program offers special focus for members of these campus groups:
- Students of color: These underserved students will have the opportunity to explore all diversity, social and academic concerns with their mentor.
- LGBTQ+ students: They can join a support group to discuss LGBTQ+ matters in a safe place with mentors who are Safe Zone-trained.
- Veterans: These students will be paired with mentors who will help guide and nurture them to ensure their collegiate success through training, structured group activities and ongoing conversations.
- First-Generation Students: These students who are the first in their families to attend college will be able to share any concerns within a one-to-one model with mentors and their peers. About 30 percent of Adelphi students are first generation.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
Learning Resources program
Adelphi appeals to students who are career-focused and community-minded. Through real-world experiences, vibrant performance series and international partnerships, students gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in their future pursuits.
LEARNING EXTENDS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Experiential learning through internships, service programs, research and creative work allows students to stand out to future employers and graduate programs. Adelphi’s Jaggar Community Fellows Program and its Panthers with a Purpose program offer paid internships for students to work and train with regional nonprofits.
Service learning is an integral part of the Adelphi experience. In 2014–2015, nearly half of all Adelphi undergraduates engaged in service learning projects through more than 1,000 courses taught by 39 percent of the faculty.
SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Service learning is an integral part of the Adelphi experience. Incoming students volunteer through the First-Year Community Action Program (FCAP) for local service projects. Our students can also pursue service learning via various faculty-led study abroad programs during spring and summer breaks, such as community outreach efforts in Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Adelphi’s seven residence halls include special housing options:
First-Year Living-Learning Communities—The Leadership Community and the Service-Learning Community are great ways to make friends, earn credits required for all first-year students and be part of student life from your very first day at Adelphi.
Honors College Suites—These can accommodate about 30 Honors College students. The suites, each with a semi-private bath and common living area, are in Earle Hall, as are Honors College classrooms, study lounges and computer rooms.
The Arts District—These rooms, also in Earle Hall, are open to all Adelphi students, regardless of major, but an appreciation of the performing and visual arts is essential to having a meaningful experience in this community. There are opportunities to interact and collaborate with other student artists and faculty in art, dance, music and theater.
Gender-Inclusive Housing—This refers to rooms where people of any sex or gender identity can live together. This option helps create an environment that acknowledges, respects and appreciates the diversity of our student body. Students may choose to live in Gender-Inclusive Housing because they identify as transgender or they do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity.
With more than 80 clubs and organizations, students can find a niche and connect with others who share their interests. And, if students have ideas for clubs that don’t exist yet, they can start their own.
In Fall 2016, Adelphi opened the $76 million Nexus Building. This 100,000-square-foot building is home to the College of Nursing and Public Health as well as technology-rich classrooms for all Adelphi students. In 2009, Adelphi added 120,000 square feet of recreational, athletic and performing arts spaces to its campus—a $120 million investment. Adelphi offers 23 Division II competitive athletics teams and also intramural sports, including flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, coed volleyball and ultimate Frisbee.
Adelphi University’s main campus is located on 75 acres in historic Garden City, New York, just 45 minutes from New York City. There are also centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County and the Hudson Valley.
Students can express their “Panther Pride” and join one of the 23 Division II competitive athletic teams—including the women’s lacrosse team that’s claimed the national title seven times since 2004—or cheer for them and our other teams from the sidelines. Teams include men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s bowling, women’s field hockey, women’s softball and women’s volleyball.
Colors: Brown and Gold
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 37%
Campus housing options.
Special housing for disabled students
Honors College suites
Green Living-Learning Community
Gender Inclusive Housing
Adelphi is relentlessly dedicated to fostering the success of its students in college and beyond. All Adelphi undergraduates complete a capstone course or project as part of their major. Depending on the major, these may include portfolios of creative projects, senior seminars and significant research papers and projects. The goal is to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in a comprehensive and meaningful way.
CAREER AND GRADUATE SCHOOL GUIDANCE
The University’s Center for Career and Professional Development offers students and alumni a robust array of programs designed to develop professional skills. Frequent résumé and interview workshops, a comprehensive on-campus recruitment program and a yearly job and internship fair are just a few of the opportunities available to students. Our career portal lists more than 1,000 internships at leading companies and organizations in New York City and on Long Island.
The Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships provides support and individual advising for current students and recent graduates who are seeking admission to professional school. Many Adelphi graduates have continued their education at Harvard Law School, Boston University, Georgetown University and Cambridge University.
FIRST-YEAR COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
Even before they begin to take classes, Adelphi students understand their connection to the community. The First-Year Community Action Program (FCAP) offers incoming first-year students experiential opportunities right from the start with a week-long experience of volunteer work with local organizations. Community service is a hallmark of an Adelphi education.
Lasting relationships are created and maintained at Adelphi through many different forms. The COACH (Count on Alumni for Career Help) program provides alumni of Adelphi University the opportunity to be a mentor or a resource to current students who are interested in their field of expertise.
The Adelphi alumni network is more than 100,000 strong. Notable alumni include New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman; Pulitzer Prize-winning author of RENT, Jonathan Larson; the first Hispanic attorney in Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz; Al Trautwig, Olympics and sports TV announcer; and Robert G. Darling, M.D., the former White House physician to President Clinton.
Applying for admission to Adelphi is easy and straightforward. The following are needed for an Adelphi application:
- Completed online application and application fee
- Personal statement and essay
- Official high school transcript(s)
- Official copies of your SAT or ACT test scores
- At least one letter of recommendation
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 530 | 75th Percentile: 620
25th Percentile: 530 | 75th Percentile: 620
25th Percentile: 22 | 75th Percentile: 27
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 27
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 27
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $15,500
All the information for Fall 2018–Spring 2019 financial aid, as well as Adelphi’s scholarships and grant programs, can be found at financial-aid.adelphi.edu.
Visit admissions.adelphi.edu/freshman/how-to-apply to learn more about Adelphi’s admissions requirements. The Office of University Admissions is available to help anyone throughout the application process.