Fall 2016 Enrollment
3,313 undergraduate students
91% of undergrad students are full time
32% male — 68% female
7% of students are from out of state
2016-2017 Academic Year
320 full-time faculty
704 part-time faculty
11.8 to 1 student/faculty ratio
38% of first year students live on campus
23% of all students live on campus
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, New York, and the Hudson Valley.
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Retention Fall 2016
83% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2016
68% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016
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23 Division II competitive teams: 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 and Women’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, Women’s Volleyball
Colors: Black and Gold
Chartered in 1896, Adelphi University was the first liberal arts institution of higher education on Long Island. Today, more than 50 programs of study help to develop students’ academic, personal, and cultural growth.
Accounting, Adolescent Education (S.T.E.P.)*, Anthropology, Art Education**, Art (Art History, Fine Arts [ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture]**, Graphic Design**, Studio Art [ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture]**), Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Childhood Education (S.T.E.P)*, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communications (journalism, media studies, moving image production), Computer and Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance**, Economics, English, English (literature, creative writing), Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, French, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, Languages and International Studies (political science, environmental studies, business), Latin American Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music**, Music Education**, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Education/Health Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology , Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Management, Theatre Arts** (Acting**, Design Technology**), Undeclared Arts and Sciences+, Undeclared Business
FIVE-YEAR BACHELOR’S/MASTER’S PROGRAMS
Business^, Scholar Teacher Education Program (S.T.E.P.)^ [Childhood Education, Adolescent Education], Social Work
Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy/Allied Health
DUAL AND JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS
Dentistry (New York University College of Dentistry), Engineering (Columbia University), Environmental Studies (Columbia University), Law (New York Law School), Optometry (SUNY College of Optometry), Physical Therapy (New York Medical College), Podiatry (New York College of Podiatric Medicine)
*Scholar Teacher Education Program five year combined bachelor’s/master’s degree
**Portfolio and/or audition requirements, visit adelphi.edu and click on “Academics” to link to program of interest and its audition or portfolio requirements.
^Unique scholarship opportunities are available to eligible students enrolled in five-year education and business programs
+ Undergraduate students are required to declare their major by the end of their fourth semester, or after the completion of 60 credits of course work. International students are required to declare a major upon application.
Adelphi University is engaged in the lives of its students. The University is committed to providing individual attention and support to succeed. Students are encouraged to get involved, discover more than 80 clubs and organizations, and become leaders. Through numerous programs and activities, both on and off campus, the experience of Adelphi is enhanced to aid in each student’s development.
The Levermore Global Scholars (LGS) program 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.
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.
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 10-week, paid summer internships.
Overseen by the Center for International Education, study abroad opportunities are 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 the faculty-mentored research by students in virtually every discipline, from psychology to physics. Through its McDonell Fellowship Program, Adelphi sponsors undergraduates to pursue full-time research during the summer. Honors College students are also eligible for sponsored summer research fellowships in any discipline. Adelphi’s Derner School of Psychology supports undergraduate student research through its yearlong Emerging Scholars Program.
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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 from across the University create seminar courses on topics they are passionate about. All seminars focus on the reading of college-level, 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 skills’ influence for success in college and to effective citizenship and leadership. In addition, a first-year English composition course allows new students to hone the writing skills that are essential to clear thinking.
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Class Size Breakdown
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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 offers 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.
Adelphi’s seven residence halls include special housing options for honors students, those in the performing arts, and the environmentally conscious, all of which match new freshmen with upper-class student mentors.
With over 80 clubs and organizations, students can find a niche and connect with others with similar interests. And, if students have ideas for clubs that don’t exist yet, they can start their own.
In 2009, Adelphi invested $120 million to add 120,000 square-feet of recreational, athletic, and performing arts spaces to its campus. Students can also express their “Panther Pride” and join one of the 23 Division II competitive athletics teams including a seven-time National Championship Women’s Lacrosse team or cheer them on from the sidelines. There are also intramural sports, including flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, coed volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee.
Campus housing options for undergraduates
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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.
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.
Freshman Community Action Program
Even before they begin to take classes, Adelphi students understand their connection to the community. The Freshman Community Action Program (FCAP) offers incoming freshmen 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. Adelphi has earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation and has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Lasting relationships are created and maintained at Adelphi through many different forms. The C.O.A.C.H. (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 90,000 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; a current Congressman; and the former White House physician to President Clinton.
Admissions Fall 2016
11,863 Total Applicants
8,339 Total Admissions
1,226 Total Freshmen Enrollment
70.29% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission
Rolling Admission? Yes
Priority date: Mar 1
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2016
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Financial Aid Information
All the information for the Fall 2017–Spring 2018 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.
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017
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|Estimated Total On Campus||$49,792|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 Estimated
$21,500 First year students
$15,855 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 Estimated
45% on average, the percentage of need that was met
14% of financial need students that had need fully met
$15,855 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,344 Average need-based loan
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