Undergrad 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.

AT A GLANCE

Majors
• Accounting
• Anthropology
- Environmental Anthropology
• Art
- Graphic Design
- Studio Art
• 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
- Game Development
- Information Systems
• 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
- Vocal Performance
• Music Education    
• 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

Minors
• Actuarial Sciences
• African, Black, and Caribbean Studies
• Anthropology
• Art History
• Art Therapy
• Asian Studies
• Biology    
• Business
• Chemistry
• Child and Family Studies in Social Work
• Cinema Studies
• Communications
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• Economics
• English
• Environmental Studies
• Ethics, Law, and Justice
• European Studies
• Forensic Anthropology
• French
• Gender Studies
• Graphic Design
• Health Education    
• History
• Human Resource
Management
• Italian
• Latin American Studies
• Marketing
• Mathematics    
• Music
• Peace Studies
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Physics
    
• Police Science
• Political Science
• Political Science: Public Health
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Social Science
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Statistics and Data Analytics
• Studio Art
• Theatre Arts
- Acting
- Design/Technology
 • Video Game Design

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)–
    BA/MA or BS/MA
• General Psychology–
BA/ MA

JOINT-DEGREE PROGRAMS AT OTHER COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES
• Dentistry
- Lake Erie College of
    Osteopathic Medicine/
    School of Dental
    Medicine
- New York University
• Engineering
- Columbia University
• Law
- Albany Law School
- Drexel University–
    Thomas Kline School
    of Law
• Medicine
- Lake Erie College of
    Osteopathic Medicine
- New York Institute of
    Technology College of
  Osteopathic Medicine
- Philadelphia College of
    Osteopathic Medicine
• Optometry
   - SUNY College of
    Optometry
• Pharmacy
   - University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Physical Therapy
- New York Institute of
    Technology
- New York Medical
    College
• Podiatry
- New York College of
    Podiatric Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
- Ross University

We are a highly awarded, nationally recognized, and powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in our 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 over 5,200 undergraduate students at its main campus in Garden City—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County, and online.

Our campus is both a welcoming and safe place to live. Adelphi’s beautifully landscaped 75-acre Garden City campus, a registered arboretum, was just named Best Public Garden on Long Island in 2017 and ranked the 13th-safest campus in the state of New York. We offer students seven residence hall options to call home and impressive state-of-the-art facilities in which to pursue their academic studies.

Racking up more accolades and moving up in college rankings
Adelphi is proud to be nationally recognized by top organizations and publications. U.S. News & World Report listed Adelphi as a Best College in its 2017 critique of 1,600 institutions and named Adelphi to its “Best Graduate Schools” list for our programs in Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology, Clinical Psychology, Audiology, and Social Work. The Princeton Review ranked Adelphi among the “Best Northeastern Colleges” and named us to its list of “Green Colleges.” Forbes magazine named Adelphi one of “America’s Top Colleges,” and Money magazine included us in its list of Best Colleges. In our own backyard, readers of the Long Island Press voted Adelphi the “Best College or University on Long Island” for 2017.

This year we welcomed our largest-ever and most diverse first-year class, numbering 1,200—attracted by our reputation, 50+ programs of study, dedicated faculty, our average of 21 students per class, and 10:1 student-faculty ratio. With an ethnically diverse student body hailing from 43 states (including US territories) and 57 countries, Adelphi provides an atmosphere that encourages both cultural exchange and personal and professional growth.

A transformative student experience
Getting involved is something Adelphi students are eager to do. Run for student government, play in the orchestra, or participate in any of our 80+ other student clubs and organizations. Or join one of our 23 Division II teams or play intramural sports. We offer a robust residential life community and a full calendar of art exhibitions, performances, lectures, and recreational trips to keep students engaged and enriched throughout the academic year.

Adelphi is relentlessly dedicated to academic and postgraduate success. Students are personally guided through résumé preparation, internship and job placement, and the graduate school admissions process. Thanks to our community partnerships, our students participate in internships with businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Long Island and New York City. And our 100,000 Adelphi graduates form a powerful alumni network that continues to expand nationally and globally.

The value of an Adelphi education
PayScale has placed Adelphi graduates in the top third in the nation for salaries within one year of graduation, and 97% of our graduates have jobs or are in graduate school within that same period. Our focus on small classes, access to passionate professors, mentoring, and the high-impact learning opportunities needed for career success is fundamental to the Adelphi experience.