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Adelphi University Admission Requirements

Garden City, New York

Chances of getting into Adelphi University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.2%
Admission Difficulty for Adelphi University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Adelphi University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #91 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,648 out of 13,006 applicants were admitted making Adelphi University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. Adelphi University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Adelphi University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Adelphi University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Adelphi University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Adelphi University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Adelphi University typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Adelphi University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >83%
1175 to 1270 Avg + 74%-83%
1080 to 1175 Avg - 63%-74%
985 to 1080 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 985 Low <50%
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Adelphi University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
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 22
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #38 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Adelphi University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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 >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 74%-84%
22 to 24 Avg - 65%-74%
20 to 22 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 20 Low <55%
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Adelphi University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Adelphi University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Adelphi University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #37 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 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Adelphi University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

55% 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 23%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Adelphi University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,609 4,397 13,006
Accepted 6,522 3,126 9,648
Acceptance Rate 76% 71% 74%
Enrolled 883 362 1,245
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 12% 13%

Admission Requirements

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

Adelphi University Admission 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
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Long Island University C W Post Campus

Brookville, New York

N
New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York

S
St John's University New York

Queens, New York

M
Manhattan College

Riverdale, New York

Q
Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

M
Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

S
University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Adelphi University. Admission competition is low 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 1080 and 1270. 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 22 and 27. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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