Adelphi University

Garden City, New York
4-year Private university


Adelphi University is a public institution eastablished in 1896 with suburban setting located at Garden City. It is ranked #163 National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester based academic calender.

#163 in National Universities
Location Garden City, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1896
Selectivity Very Low
Size Medium
5,055 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Health Professions
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $38,660
Outstate Tuition Fee $38,660
Room and Board Fees $18,050
$61,981 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


73% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is your native language.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$37,238 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$28,395 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $65,433
67% Students with need received Financial Aid
22.4% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Undergraduate
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance Enrollment in full time study; GPA of 3.0+ for the first two semesters; GPA of 3.3+ for each subsequent semesters
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Honors College Scholarship
Total Worth $3,000 per year
Eligibility newly admitted full-time (12+ credits) first-time first-year students
Minimum Criteria individual outstanding achievements
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Panther Academic Success Scholarship
Total Worth $3,000
Eligibility undergraduate students
Minimum Criteria must be enrolled full-time (a minimum 12 credits) in a flat rate tuition program leading to a bachelor’s degree and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Adelphi University Talent Awards
Total Worth Varies
Details Talent awards are offered to full-time students who demonstrate exceptional talent in theatre, dance, art, music or communications. Students must audition or submit a portfolio for the department they choose to major in and a declared major in their talent area is required. Talent Awards range in award value.
Adelphi University Math and Science Initiative Award
Total Worth --
Details Math and Science Initiative Awards are offered to high achieving, new, full-time freshman students who have a declared major of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, math, neuroscience or physics.


5,055 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
80% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
58% Students graduate within 6 years