#24 Best Private Colleges in New York

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York

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Adelphi University overview
Location Garden City, New York
Online adelphi.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Adelphi University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Adelphi University, founded in 1896, is a private institution located in Garden City, New York, approximately 23 miles east of New York City. The university's 75-acre main campus is characterized by a blend of historic buildings and modern facilities, providing a diverse architectural landscape. Adelphi offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a particular emphasis on its School of Social Work and its Business program. The academics at Adelphi lean toward a more selective admissions process. On-campus housing is available to students, with a variety of living options from traditional residence halls to suites. While Adelphi does have an athletics program, it is not predominantly recognized for athletics over its academic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 17,301 prospective students applied, and 12,591 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,146 enrolled in the school.  5,883 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,369 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $42,085 plus fees of $1,715. Adelphi University is ranked 193 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Adelphi University is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Adelphi University overview
SAT 1110/1310
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.69

Applications Accepted

Adelphi University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Adelphi University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,020
Other Fees$1,715
Room and Board $18,016
Budget for Other Expenses$3,420
Total One Year Cost$66,256

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Adelphi University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 22%
Social Sciences 13%
Business 13%
Psychology 8%
Education 5%

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