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Undergrad Profile

From our dedicated faculty to our strong and growing network of 90,000 alumni, the Adelphi experience starts as soon as you arrive and continues long past graduation. 

Our University is large enough to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees yet small enough to give you personal attention in classes that average about 20 students. Choose from more than 50 undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences, business, nursing, psychology, and social work that will ground you in the liberal arts and prepare you for career success. 

Our beautifully landscaped 75-acre main campus—a registered arboretum—in Garden City, New York, offers both a peaceful atmosphere for relaxing or catching up on your studies and a dynamic university life. You can take classes in up-to-date facilities such as our brand-new Nexus Building, which houses the College of Nursing and Public Health, and essential student services such as the Learning Center, the Writing Center, and the Center for Career and Professional Development. When you need a break, the sandy beaches and beautiful parks of Long Island are within easy reach. And New York City—the financial and cultural capital of the world—is just a short train ride away.

Beyond the classroom
We believe in putting theory into practice and getting our students out in the real 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 further by studying abroad for a week, a semester, or a year.

A campus life as stimulating and varied as our students’ interests
Run for student government, play in the orchestra, or participate in any of our other 80+ clubs and organizations. Or you can join one of our Division II teams, play intramural
sports, or take a yoga class. We also offer a full calendar of art exhibitions, theater, and dance at the Performing Arts Center and live events with world-famous authors, musicians, political leaders, scientists, historians, and other guest speakers.

Quality costs less than you might expect
If you’ve excelled in academics, the arts, athletics, or outstanding service, or if you can demonstrate financial need, you’ll be considered for a scholarship or financial aid award. Last year 96% of accepted freshmen
received some sort of financial aid. The average financial aid package per full-time student was $20,100.

We work hard to provide value to our students. No wonder we’ve been named a “best buy” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 11 years in a row.




What we are
An 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
• University College

Who we are
• 4,852 undergraduates from 36 states and 47 countries
• 2,404 graduate and doctoral students
• Average undergraduate class size of 20 students
• Student-faculty ratio of 10:1

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

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:
• 618,779 volumes
• 791,000 microforms
• 35,000 audiovisual materials
• 135,000 e-book titles
• 87,000 electronic journal titles
• 251 research databases
• Meeting space for group projects or tutoring

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

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 a distinguished speaker lecture series
• A strong alumni network—90,000 strong and growing—across all fields and disciplines

Programs of Study



• Anthropology (Environmental Anthropology)
• Art and Design Education
• Art History
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communications (Digital Production and Cinema Studies, Journalism and Public Relations, Media Studies)
• Computer and Management Information Systems (Game Development, Information Security)
• Computer Science (Game Development, Information Security)
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• English (Creative Writing, Literature)
• Environmental Studies
• French
• Graphic Design
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Studies (Business, Political Science)
• Latin American Studies
• Mathematics
• Music Education
• Music (Composition, Vocal Performance)
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Studio Art
• Theatre Arts (Acting, Design/Technology)

• Nursing (Accelerated, Part-Time, RN to BS)

• Neuroscience (Cognitive Neuroscience, Molecular Neuroscience)
• Psychology

• Accounting
• Economics
• Finance
• Management (Specializations in Finance, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing)
• Marketing

• Communication Disorders
• Exercise Science
• Physical Education
• Physical and Health Education
• Sport Management

(See Five-Year Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs below for Childhood, Adolescent, and TESOL Education programs.)

• Social Work (Child and Family Studies)

• Business
• Emergency Services Administration
• Fine Arts
• Liberal Studies
• Literature
• Natural Sciences
• Social Science (Psychology and Human Service Professions, Social Cultural Studies)

• Accounting
• Business
• General Psychology
• Nursing Administration
• Scholar Teacher Education Program (Adolescent Education, Childhood Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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