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Transfer Profile

Adelphi University is dedicated to transforming students’ lives with a personalized approach to education—with small classes, hands-on learning, and innovative ways to support student success. 

Nationally ranked Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. 

Adelphi, which was founded in Brooklyn in 1896 and moved to Garden City, New York, in 1928, is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves 5,200 undergraduate students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities.

In fall 2016 we welcomed our largest transfer class since 2006, as well as our largest-ever first-year class, numbering 1,200—attracted by our reputation, increasing number of awards and accolades, 50+ programs of study, dedicated faculty, an average of 21 students per class, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio. More than 1,300 resident students have found a home away from home in Adelphi’s seven residence halls.

Our beautifully landscaped, 75-acre Garden City campus, a registered arboretum, is another attraction—offering both a peaceful atmosphere for relaxing or catching up on your studies and an energetic university life. You can take classes in up-to-date facilities such as our new 100,000-sq. ft. Nexus Building.

Internships and more
We believe in putting theory into practice and getting our students out in the world to gain practical job experience. Thanks to our community partnerships, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to participate in internships with businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Long Island and New York City. Take your education even further by studying abroad for a week, a semester, or a year.

Adelphi is geared to both your academic success and your future career success. Our Center for Career and Professional Development helps place students in internships and helps them prepare for job interviews and résumé preparation. And our 100,000 Adelphi graduates form a powerful alumni network. Ninety-seven percent of Adelphi students have jobs or are in grad school within one year of graduation.

A vibrant campus life
Getting involved is something Adelphi students are eager to do. Run for student government, play in the orchestra, or participate in any of our more than 80 other student clubs and organizations. Or join one of our 23 Division II teams or play intramural sports.

Personal approach
You won’t get lost in the crowd at Adelphi. As a transfer student, you’ll get dedicated assistance from our transfer counselors, who’ll cut through the red tape in evaluating your previous credits. Check your courses on Adelphi’s Transfer Evaluation System, a resource open to the public. We offer transfer students like you customized advisement and support to ensure you’ll make a smooth transition. You’ll find yourself fitting in quickly and forming lasting connections with academic advisors, mentors, and peers. No wonder Adelphi is one of only 65 universities on the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Honor Roll, honoring the most accommodating four-year universities for transfer students.

More affordable than you think
If you’ve excelled in academics, the arts, athletics, or outstanding public service, or if you can demonstrate financial need, you’ll be considered for a financial aid or scholarship award. This year 87% of accepted transfer students received some sort of financial aid. The average financial aid package per full-time student at Adelphi is $21,500. We work hard to provide value to our students.




Where we are
• Main campus: 75 acres in the suburban community of Garden City, New York
• 15 miles from the beaches of Long Island, 23 miles from Manhattan, and five miles from Queens; dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County

Who we are
• 5,205 undergraduates from 36 states and 47 countries
• 2,482 graduate and doctoral students
• Average undergraduate class size of 21 students
• Student-faculty ratio of 10:1

Stay connected
• State-of-the-art classrooms with SMART boards
• More than 30 computer labs
• Computer, software, printing, 3-D printing, and tech support in Swirbul Library
• Educational technology that makes course work convenient and efficient
• Clicker student response systems that make lectures interactive
• Web access in every residence hall

Read it and reap
The University Libraries provide access to:
• 600,000 volumes
• 800,000 microforms
• 33,000 audiovisual materials
• 200,000 e-book titles
• 87,000 electronic journal titles
• 221 research databases
• Meeting space for group projects or tutoring

Join the team
• 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
• Organized intramural activities such as basketball, flag football, floor hockey, handball, soccer, softball, and volleyball
• Facilities for running, swimming, tennis, and weight training

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

Live the college life
• Seven residence halls
• Regular on-campus events, including theater, dance, art, community forums, and an annual distinguished speaker lecture series
• An alumni network—90,000 strong and growing—across all fields and disciplines

Programs of Study

• Accounting
• Anthropology
- Environmental Anthropology
• Art
• Studio Art
- Graphic Design
• Art and Design Education
• Art History
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Communications
- Digital Production and Cinema Studies
- Journalism and Public Relations
- Media Studies
• Computer and Management
Information Systems
- Game Development
- Information Security

• Computer Science
- Applied Sciences
- Foundations of Computer Science
- Game Programming
- Information Security
- Software Engineering
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• Economics
• English
- Creative Writing
- Literature
• Environmental Studies
• Exercise Science
• Finance
• Fine Arts
• French
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Studies
- Business
- Political Science
• Latin American Studies
• Liberal Studies
• Literature
• Management
- Finance
- Human Resource Management
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing

• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Music
- Composition
- Music Education
- Vocal Performance
• Natural Sciences
• Neuroscience
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Molecular Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physical Activity Studies
• Physical Education
- Teaching
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Science
- Psychology and Human Service Professions
- Social Cultural Studies

• Social Work
- Child and Family Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Theatre Arts
- Acting
- Design/Technology

Online Program
• Emergency Services Administration

Joint-Degree Programs at Adelphi
• Accounting—BBA/MBA (leads to CPA)
• Education (Scholar Teacher Education Program)
- Adolescent Education—BA/MA or BS/MA
- Childhood Education—BA/MA or BS/MA
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)—
• General Psychology—BA/MA

Joint-Degree Programs at Other Colleges/Universities
• Dentistry
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine/School of Dental Medicine
• Engineering
- Columbia University
• Law
- Drexel University, Thomas Kline School of Law
• Medicine
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Optometry
- SUNY College of Optometry
• Pharmacy
- SUNY Buffalo
• Physical Therapy
- New York Institute of Technology
- New York Medical College
• Podiatry
- New York College of Podiatric Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
- Ross University