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Looking for an excellent school in a great place? 

Take a look at Adelphi University, a recognized center of intellectual and creative activity. Adelphi offers a wide array of excellent liberal arts and other pre-professional and career-oriented academic programs. Located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Garden City, New York, Adelphi is a safe and exciting place to discover and fulfill your academic and personal goals. And our accolades speak for themselves: we’ve been named Best College in the Northeast by The Princeton Review, a Forbes magazine Top College, and a “best buy” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges for the 10th year in a row.

If you want it all, Adelphi has it
The University is large enough to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doc- toral degrees yet small enough to offer an average class size of 19 students. Our beautifully landscaped campus offers students a quiet place to concentrate on their studies and experience a dynamic university life, including modern facilities such as the new Nexus Building and Welcome Center—slated for completion in spring 2016—which will house the College of Nursing and Public Health and offices for numerous campus resources. With our main campus just 23 miles away from New York City—the research and cultural capital of the world—students also have easy access to sandy beaches, top-rated parks, one of the largest indoor pools in the northern hemisphere, award-winning golf courses, magnificent mansions, historical landmarks, restaurants, and industries from advertising and publishing to biotechnology and manufacturing.

Campus life as stimulating and varied as our students and their interests
Whether your idea of fun is hanging  out at Swirbul Library’s state-of-the-art Information Commons or one of the Ruth S. Harley University Center’s student lounges; joining student clubs, a special-interest group, or the Student Government Association; or playing serious or not-so-serious sports, you will have the opportunity to get involved. Plus, we offer a full calendar of extracurricular events: intramural and varsity sports, theater and dance at the Performing Arts Center, art exhibitions, and world-famous authors, musicians, political leaders, scientists, historians, and other guest speakers.

We take it personally
You won’t get lost in the crowd. Students at Adelphi learn in a truly supportive campus atmosphere of small classes and close interaction with faculty advisors, mentors, professors, and peers. You’ll also join an alumni network of 90,000 strong and growing.

Make your own choices

Pursue one of our traditional majors or your own course of study. We offer innovative interdisciplinary programs in eight colleges and schools, including arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and public health, psychological studies, social work, University College (programs for working adults), and the Honors College. With the guidance of your faculty advisor, you can design your own major by combining your areas of interest with our curriculum.

We’re comprehensive
From our more than 50 programs of study—including unique combined, joint-degree, and special programs—to our facilities, Adelphi strives to meet the array of interests, talents, and needs of all our students. Our partnerships with prestigious institutions, such as our joint engineering program with Columbia University, place our students on a fast track to success. Our Honors College offers students the opportunity to participate in small interdisciplinary seminars, learning through mentoring relationships with involved and caring professors. A major goal of the College is to develop a student’s strong ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively, an ability that will serve you well, whatever your professional and career goals. Honors students, whether residential or commuter, enjoy the collegial atmosphere of Earle Hall, an Honors College residence hall with classrooms, professors’ offices, study rooms, and computer and library facilities.

Through experiential and classroom learning, Adelphi students gain the knowledge, skills, abilities, and values they can use to attain success in their future pursuits. Examples of experiential learning range from the Jaggar Community Fellows Program to the Alternative Spring Break trip to Costa Rica.

Less cost, more value
Adelphi provides generous assistance
to students who have distinguished themselves through academics, the arts, or athletics. This year 94% of our new full-time freshmen received some sort of financial aid. The average financial aid package per full-time student is $20,100.

We’re connected
• State-of-the-art smart classrooms
• Computer labs in most academic centers
• Information Commons in Swirbul Library
• Internet access, voice mail accounts, and e-mail addresses for every student
• Web access in every dorm

Read it and reap
The University Libraries have:
• 618,779 volumes
• 791,000 microforms
• 35,000 audiovisual materials
• 135,000 e-book titles
• 87,000 electronic journal titles
• 251 electronic databases

Have it your way
Adelphi helps you personalize your degree with:
• Flexibility to individualize your major
• Interdisciplinary programs
• Independent study and research
• Study abroad

Just do it
• Title-winning teams in 23 Division II men’s and women’s sports, including baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball
• Facilities for running, swimming, tennis, and weight training
• Organized intramural activities such as basketball, flag football, floor hockey, handball, soccer, softball, and volleyball

Join the club
• More than 80 student organizations active on campus, including 17 Greek-letter sororities, fraternities, and social fellowships and 24 academic honor societies

You can live with it
• Seven residence halls
• Special living areas for first-year students based on various interests
• Regular on-campus events, including theatre, dance, art, community forums,
and an annual distinguished speaker lecture series
• A strong alumni network—90,000 strong and growing—across all fields of endeavor 

• Anthropology
forensic anthropology
• Art: Art History
• Art: Fine Arts
ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture
• Art: Graphic Design
• Art: Studio Art
ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture
• Art Education
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communications
journalism, media studies, moving image production
• Computer and Management Information Systems
• Computer Science game development, information security
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• English
creative writing, literature
• Environmental Studies
• French
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Languages and International Studies
business, environmental studies, political science
• Latin American Studies
• Mathematics
• Music
• Music Education
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre Arts: Acting
• Theatre Arts: Design Technology
• Pre-major

• Psychology

• Accounting
• Business
• Economics
• Finance
• Management
• Marketing

• Adolescent Education (S.T.E.P.)
• Childhood Education (S.T.E.P.)
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Exercise Science
• Physical Education
• Physical Education/Health Education
• Sports Management

• Nursing

• Social Work

• Nursing
• Psychology
• Scholar Teacher Education Program (S.T.E.P.)
adolescent education, childhood education

• Dentistry
- New York University College of Dentistry
• Engineering
- Columbia University
• Environmental Studies
- Columbia University
• Law
- Albany Law School
• Medicine
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic

- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Optometry
- SUNY College of Optometry
• Physical Therapy
- New York Institute of Technology
 - New York Medical College
• Podiatry
- New York College of Podiatric Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
- Ross University



Located in Garden City, New York, Adelphi University is a nationally ranked doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge, and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools, colleges, institutes, and programs.


Type of university: Independent comprehensive university comprising eight schools and colleges: College of Arts and
Sciences, College of Nursing and Public Health, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, School of Social Work, and University College

Size of Campus: 75 acres in the suburban community of
Garden City, New York

Number of Students: 5,071 undergraduates, 2,539 graduate and doctoral students

Number of Faculty: Average undergraduate class size of 19 students; student-faculty ratio of 10:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: See listing to the left.

Geographic Diversity: Undergraduates from 38 states and 46 countries

International Student Services: International student services and admission requirements can be found at

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Tuition and Fees$34,034
Room and Board$15,110
Books and Personal Expenses$3,453

Financial Aid: Merit scholarships are available based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

Test Score Requirements: International students from a non-English-speaking country are required to submit SAT or TOEFL/IELTS scores.

SAT scores should be 1500 or above; TOEFL scores should be 80 or above; and IELTS scores should be 6.5 or above.

Students are required to provide proof of English proficiency if English is not their native language.

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Fall semester—March 1
Spring semester—November 1
Application fee—$50