Adelphi University

Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Garden City, in Nassau County, New York. A nationally accredited school, it is the oldest institution of higher education on Long Island. The Princeton Review (2005) listed Adelphi as one of the nation's best universities in the Northeast.

Adelphi offers degrees in arts, sciences, humanities, business, education, nursing and health maintenance, social welfare and clinical psychology. There are four main campuses of Adelphi University. They are:

  • Garden City Campus
  • Manhattan Center
  • Hauppauge Center
  • Hudson Valley Center

The sports teams of AU are nicknamed the Adelphi Panthers. Adelphi athletes like Bob Beamon, Mel Pender and Dot Richardson have gone on to become Olympic medal winners.

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Adelphi University
South Ave
Garden City , NY 11530-0701
General Phone: (516) 877-3000

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Adelphi Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching509education, multilingual education, educational administration, special ed, early childhood special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine421registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work330social work
Business and Management316business management, accounting, finance, human resources, business and related services
Liberal Arts232Latin American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling200psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, mental health counseling
Medical Support and Technology123audiology and speech pathology
Science78biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Media55media studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy55sports and fitness management, health and fitness
Fine Arts46fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts37dance, drama, various performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management16environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, information science
Medical Administration10health and medical administrative, community health
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and safety
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Adelphi in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,31943
Master's degree1,11136
Post-master's certificate2311
Associate's degree81
Doctor's degree243
Postbaccalaureate certificate61

Adelphi Student Body

In 2007-2008, Adelphi had a total enrollment of 8,308 students (7,478 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 53%
Graduate 47%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 13%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 18%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York83%
(International Students)3%
New Jersey3%

Adelphi Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 46 %

Adelphi Room and Board (2007)

Adelphi offers campus housing for 1,210 of its 7,478 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Garden City, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Adelphi Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470580
SAT Math500590
SAT Writing470580
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Adelphi Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,240
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,240
Room and board $ 10,000
Room charge $ 7,230
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,200
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,300

Financial Aid:
Adelphi participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 266600)

Adelphi Faculty

Adelphi has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4584
Non-tenured and not on tenure track715

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year54$115,43118$108,513
Associate professoracademic year40$97,33549$91,381
Assistant professoracademic year39$79,73273$75,498
No academic rankacademic year7$65,57215$75,503
All faculty totalacademic year140$97,823155$84,354

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Adelphi Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track New York Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5578133

Adelphi Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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