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Adelphi University is a private institution that was founded in 1896. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,021, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Adelphi University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 155. Its tuition and fees are $29,320 (2012-13).
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Adelphi University has a rich history, an exciting present, and a limitless future. Founded in 1896, Adelphi University was Long Island's first private co-educational institution of higher learning. Since 2007, Adelphi has been cited as a "Best Buy" by the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges, one of only a handful of private universities to make the list. The New York Times wrote in fall 2006, "By practically every measure, the university is thriving." As Adelphi grows, our academic programs evolve to reflect the needs and interests of our nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and close to 50 countries including an acclaimed Honors College; career-advancing joint degree programs; sought-after performing arts programs; and professional programs in social work, nursing, business, psychology, and education. Internationally recognized scholars and artists fill the ranks of Adelphi's nearly 900 full- and part-time faculty members. Adelphi's main 75-acre campus in historic Garden City has seven residence halls (the newest scheduled to be completed in fall 2011), 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. Students may join Adelphi's more than 80 student organizations, including fraternities, sororities, and academic honor societies. Access to professional internships in all industries, whether in New York City or on Long Island, abounds. An expanded career center connects students with a range of professional opportunities. Specialized extracurricular and academic programs promote student involvement in civic and community service. Adelphi has outstanding NCAA Division I and II intercollegiate athletic teams, including its Division II National Championship women's lacrosse team, as well as an array of intramural activities. In fall 2008, Adelphi opened a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center and Center for Recreation and Sports. The carefully designed building complex serves as a vibrant hub for student activities, cultural performances, athletic competitions, and academics. Adelphi students have free access to student counseling, financial aid advisement, mentoring, and other life improvement services. Students wishing to study abroad will find ample opportunities and personalized assistance in selecting programs through Adelphi's study abroad office. Through its schools, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, University College, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work, Adelphi offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs of study at our main Garden City campus and at off-campus centers in Hauppauge, Manhattan, and Hudson Valley.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Adelphi University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. The application fee at Adelphi University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||69.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Adelphi University is 13:1, and the school has 48.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Adelphi University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Psychology; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.2 percent.
Adelphi University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,021, with a gender distribution of 30.8 percent male students and 69.2 percent female students. At this school, 24.1 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75.9 percent of students live off campus. Adelphi University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Adelphi University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Adelphi University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Adelphi University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Adelphi University, 68.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,096.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,320 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$11,900 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data