Adelphi University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Garden City Welcome Sign
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Adelphi University Admissions Overview

Adelphi University has a fairly high acceptance rate, with 70 percent of applicants accepted in 2016. Adelphi accepts scores from both the SAT and ACT, with the majority of applicants submitting SAT scores. Adelphi uses the Common Application, and extracurricular activities and an essay are important parts of the application. While not required, students are encouraged to schedule an admissions interview.

Admissions Data (2016)

Adelphi University Description

Founded in 1896, Adelphi University is a private university located on a 75-acre campus in Garden City, New York. The historic Long Island location is about 45 minutes from New York City, and numerous beaches and parks are within easy striking distance. The university itself won Best Public Garden for its beautiful grounds in the Best of Long Island Awards. Adelphi students come from 41 states and 48 countries.

Academics are supported by a 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. Student life is active with over 80 clubs and organizations including a few social fraternities and sororities.

In athletics, the Adelphi Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference for most sports. Men's soccer and women's bowling compete at the Division I level.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,687 (5,205 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31 percent male / 69 percent female
  • 91 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,740
  • Books: $1,020 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,052
  • Other Expenses: $2,876
  • Total Cost: $53,688

Adelphi University Financial Aid (2015- 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92 percent
    • Loans: 59 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,487
    • Loans: $8,907

Academic Programs

The most popular majors are: Business Administration, Communications, English, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68 percent

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Adelphi and the Common Application

Adelphi University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: