Resources › For Students and Parents Adelphi University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated January 07, 2020 Adelphi University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 74%. Founded in 1896, Adelphi is located on a 75-acre campus in Garden City, New York about 45 minutes from New York City. Academics are supported by an 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average undergraduate class size of 21. High-achieving students might be interested in the Honors College. Perks include small seminar classes, special cultural events, and a range of travel and research opportunities. In athletics, the Adelphi Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference for most sports. Considering applying to Adelphi University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Adelphi University had an acceptance rate of 74%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 74 students were admitted, making Adelphi's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 13,006 Percent Admitted 74% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 13% SAT Scores and Requirements Adelphi University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 74% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 540 630 Math 540 640 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Adelphi's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Adelphi scored between 540 and 630, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 640, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1270 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Adelphi University. Requirements Note that Adelphi participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. The SAT essay is optional at Adelphi University. ACT Scores and Requirements Adelphi requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 21% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 21 27 Math 20 27 Composite 22 27 This admissions data tells us that most of Adelphi's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Adelphi University received a composite ACT score between 22 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 22. Requirements The ACT writing section is considered optional for admission to Adelphi University. Unlike many universities, Adelphi superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2018, the average high school GPA of Adelphi University's incoming freshmen class was 3.5, and over 58% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Adelphi University have primarily high B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Adelphi University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Adelphi University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Adelphi University, which accepts just under three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool with above average GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. However, Adelphi also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Adelphi also recommends that all students submit a resume. While not required, applicants are encouraged to schedule an admissions interview. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Adelphi's average range. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to Adelphi. Most had SAT scores of 950 or higher, an ACT composite of 18 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or better. A significant number of applicants had grades in the "A" range. 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