Adelphi University

Campus Description

Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and program's-College of Arts and Sciences, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work-the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
Adelphi's lush 75-acre main campus in historic Garden City, has seven residence halls and is conveniently located 45 minutes from New York City, and just a few miles from some of Long Island's most beautiful beaches, parks and cultural centers. Adelphi's new recreation, sports and performing arts complex has further enhanced a vibrant campus life. In the fall of 2015, Adelphi will open its 100,000 square-foot Nexus Building and Welcome Center. The new center will house cutting-edge laboratories and learning spaces for the College of Nursing and Public Health as well as essential student services, such as Adelphi's Learning Center, Writing Center and its Center for Career Development.
Students may join Adelphi's 80-plus student organizations, including fraternities, sororities and academic honor societies. Adelphi has outstanding NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams, including its Division II national championship women's lacrosse team, as well as an array of intramural activities. Students also have free access to an array of counseling, financial aid, mentoring and other life improvement services. Adelphi offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs of study at its main Garden City campus and three off- campus centers and online.

One South Ave., Garden City, NY 11530

Toll-free 800.ADELPHI or 516.877.3050

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Degrees Offered

Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Advanced Certificate, Post-Doctorate


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, bowling, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis. Coed: cross-country, swimming, track.
Intramural: Women's & Men's: basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, melonball, soccer, volleyball. Coed: volleyball.

Clubs and Activities

Accounting Society, Adelphi Ballroom Dance Club (Ballroom Club), Adelphi Christian Fellowship, Adelphi Gives Back Month Committee (AU Gives Back), Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (APhiA), American Sign Language Club (ASL), Anthropology Club, Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), AU SAPNA - Bollywood Dance (AU SAPNA), Badminton Club, Baseball Club, Biology Club, Black Students United (BSU), Breaking Boundaries, Center for Student Involvement (CSI), Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Circle K International, Class of 2015 (Senior Class), Class of 2016, Class of 2017, Class of 2018, Commuter Assistant Program, Commuter Student Organization (CSO), Debate Society, Delta Chi, Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta), Delta Gamma (Dee Gee), Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE), Delta Sigma Pi (Deltasig), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Environmental Action Coalition (EAC), Equestrian Club, Females Of Culture United for Success (FOCUS), Fencing Club, Finance Society, Future Teachers Association (FTA), Gamers & Artists Making Epic Software (GAMES), Gamma Sigma Alpha, Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Hip Hop Dance "Evolution", Interfraternity Council (IFC), Inter-Greek Council (IGC), International Students Society (ISS), Kappa Sigma, Lambda Upsilon Lambda (LUL), Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Leadership Certificate Program (LCP), Levermore Global Scholars, Student Leadership Council, Math and Computer Science Club, Men of Color Alliance ((MOCA)), Men's Basketball Club, Men's Soccer Club, Mosaic, Multicultural Greek and Fellowship Council (MGFC), Muslim Student Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Student Speech-Language- Hearing Association ((NSSLHA)), Newman Club, Oracle, Order of Omega, Panhellenic Association, Parkour and Freerunning Club, PAWS Web Radio (PAWS), Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Sigma Sigma, Physical Education Majors Club, Physics Club, Pi Lambda Phi (Pilam), Pokemon Alliance for Gaming and Entertainment (PAGE), Pre-Law Society, Pre-Professional Club, Psychology Club, Relay for Life Student Committee, Rho Lambda, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. (SLU ), Sikhs United (Sikh Club), Social Work Action Gateway (SWAG), Sonnet 155, South Asian Student Association (SASA), Spanish Club, Step Team "AU Paws", Student Activities Board (SAB), Student Appreciation and Recognition of Adelphi Pinoys ((SARAP)), Student Government Association (SGA), Student Nurses Acting for Progress (SNAP), Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc., Tau Sigma - Transfer Honor Society, The Delphian, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Voices of Inspirational Praise (VIP Gospel Choir), Women's Soccer Club, Works in Progress (WIP)

Featured Programs

Bridges to Adelphi Program: A College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorders, the Bridges to Adelphi Program is designed to enhance college life for students with nonverbal learning disabilities by providing help with organizational skills, time management, independent living skills and social skills training. Using social learning and cognitive behavioral principles as theoretical foundations, Bridges to Adelphi is a multifaceted intervention program that includes coaching, learning strategies, behavioral modeling, and peer mentoring. Levermore Global Scholars (LGS): In our connected world, understanding and addressing global issues such as climate change, sustainability, world health, poverty and human rights is what will set apart the leaders of the 21st century. The selective LGS program prepares students to tackle global problems and be a leader in their chosen field. LGS enriches any major with an interdisciplinary global perspective through seminars and a variety of co-curricular activities, including cultural excursions, internships, study abroad, service projects, and activities at the United Nations. Honors College: The Honors College is a prestigious academic center that provides students with a handcrafted liberal arts education within a close-knit community of student and scholars. At the Adelphi University Honors College, students supplement their major with a heavy emphasis on reading and writing through the study of the arts, music and history. Learning Resource Program: Students with learning disabilities often face additional challenges when entering university. The Learning Resource Program provides support services to students with learning disabilities. The mission of the program is to encourage independence, assist students in realizing their academic potential, and to facilitate the elimination of barriers. The program focuses on an individualized approach to each student.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 4,813 (Full-time: 1,403 men, 2,997 women; Part-time: 111 men, 302 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 2,349 (Full-time: 262 men, 998 women; Part-time: 274 men, 815 women)
SAT verbal range: 500 – 600
SAT math range: 510 – 620
ACT range: 19 – 25

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American9.3%14.9%
% Asian9.5%7.2%
% Hispanic / Latino15%12.1%
% White, Non-Hispanic54.3%53.5%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%0.0%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.0%0.1%
% International / Nonresident Alien4.2%7.1%
% Two or more races2%2.1%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity5.8%3%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$35,740 per year, or $1,040 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$14,210 (standard room, average board; special residential options for performing arts majors, honor students and international students; residents required to have a meal plan)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling, March 1 priority, early action December 1; spring- rolling, November 30 priority
Transfer Applications:
fall- rolling, June 1 priority; spring- rolling, November 30 priority

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- rolling, March 1 priority; spring- rolling, November 1 priority

Application Requirements

Secondary school record; essay; entrance examinations (ACT or SAT); recommendation; college transcript if transfer student; $40 fee.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
$18,224 for first-time, full-time freshmen; $13,836 for full-time undergraduates (including freshmen)