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Adelphi University Admission Requirements

Garden City, New York

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Chances of getting into Adelphi University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
75%
Admission Difficulty for Adelphi University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Adelphi University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Adelphi University is 75%.  It ranks #96 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Adelphi University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 11,437 out of 15,329 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent (SAT 1060/1250 ACT 21/27). Adelphi University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.38. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Adelphi University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Adelphi University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Adelphi University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1060-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
74%
SAT Scores for Adelphi University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Adelphi University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Adelphi University?

Adelphi University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. Adelphi University ranks #43 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Adelphi University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >85%
1155 to 1250 Avg + 75%-85%
1060 to 1155 Avg - 61%-75%
965 to 1060 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 965 Low <45%
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Adelphi University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
21%
ACT Scores for Adelphi University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Adelphi University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Adelphi University?

Admission data indicates that Adelphi University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Adelphi University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Adelphi University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >85%
24 to 27 Avg + 75%-85%
21 to 24 Avg - 61%-75%
18 to 21 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 18 Low <45%
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Adelphi University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.38
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Adelphi University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Adelphi University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Adelphi University was 3.38 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #60 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Adelphi University accepts 75% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Adelphi University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 14.75% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.36% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 26.77% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.95% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 9.56% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.78% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.22% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.5% Reach
less than 1.00 0.5% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

59% of Adelphi University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Adelphi University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Adelphi University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,180 5,149 15,329
Accepted 7,868 3,569 11,437
Acceptance Rate 77% 69% 75%
Enrolled 669 327 996
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 9% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Adelphi University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Adelphi University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Adelphi University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Adelphi University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188429 IPEDS survey data for Adelphi University.

FAQs

Does Adelphi University prefer SAT or ACT?

74% of students submit their SAT scores to Adelphi University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Adelphi University?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Adelphi University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Adelphi University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1250. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Adelphi University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.