Location
Garden City, NY
Undergrads
4,525
Tuition
$29,320
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 694 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Weather: Hard to cancel but the weather rarely becomes extreme.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's certainly under control to the point where it is becoming evasive to student privacy.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime rarely happens but when it does the students immediately are aware about it. They send us out e-mails so we know to be careful and if someone had something stolen. I always see security guards on campus and that makes me feel very safe.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: They offer scholarships but the scholarships never cover the cost of tuition so you end up still having to either take out further loans or paying partially out of pocket. The financial aide people are not very helpful and have given me an attitude before for not understanding the process.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I know some of the delis along Nassau Blvd offer some discounts to students. Other than that off campus dining could get pretty expensive, especially on a student's budget. Most of the places that offer these discounts advertise them in the windows. The Adelpi Deli is one of them and they have very good food.

4 College Junior

Weather: When the weather is bad the campus is very good about closing according to conditions. We do make up the lost days, which I understand. They are well aware of the commuter's safety and I really appreciate that. The weather is typical new york weather. It snows, rains, and is sometimes very nice. It all depends on the season.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I am not on a sports team, but I have classmates that are and they love it. They all are very dedicated to their sports and I can see students get excited over sporting events.

3 College Junior

Computers: Going to the library before my classes can be hard sometimes because there are not always computers available. I've had to wait around for someone to get off for 20 minutes or so at times.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Very ontop of things, helpful when it comes to Senior night- they have a continuous shuttle service going to and from the university to the hall where the dinner is. Also, there is an online shuttle service schedule that you can check at any time and choose where exactly you want to go (from the options) and it tells you hours the shuttle is running to that place.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Beautiful Garden City surrounding the campus with a cute bucolic town next door, but if you go just a little further away you end up in Hempstead... not somewhere you want to be wandering along in the middle of the night.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I came in with a small scholarship under the area of study I chose. I immediately knew I would need more financial aid so I quickly went over the the financial aid office. Not only are the workers completely unreliable when it comes down to calling back a phone call, but they aren't exactly helpful when you talk to them in person either. Still, another year later I am in the same position. It seems that popular opinion of the schools' financial aid is that Adelphi is not very giving. If you really need the aid I would highly suggest consistently pushing for more financial aid and meeting in person.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The campus is small and students can walk from one place to another in a relatively short time. I commute, so I use a car to drive to the school, but there is a bus service that takes students from the campus to the LIRR.

4 College Junior

Computers: There are two computer labs (one in the library and one in the commuter's lounge). I've never had a hard time finding a computer and working on it. The networks could be slow and sometimes one printer will not be working. Coming from Stony Brook University, where computer labs are everywhere and service is very quick, it may be difficult to adjust. But Adelphi is a small school and I find it suitable for the amount of students enrolled. There are computers elsewhere on campus for someone to check e-mail or use, which is convenient. There just isn't any printers attached.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Freshman usually get placed into random residence halls but once you become an upper class-man, you can choose where you want to reside in. There are two fairly new residence halls that even have their own bathroom in each room. Parking is usually easy to find. The newer residence halls are expensive. The older ones are cheaper but may lack air-conditioning.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Adelphi University is a "dry" campus, meaning that even if you are the age of twenty one you are not allowed to have alcohol on campus. Resident Assistants are very strict and Public Safety is around all the time. If you get caught, you have to meet with various people. Drugs are absolutely not allowed and even just the smell can get you in trouble. However, drinking done outside campus is okay, as long you are not a danger to yourself or to others.

3 College Junior

Parking: I am a resident on campus and do not own a car but I heard from my friends who are commuters that parking is horrible. Especially if you have classes later in the day, there are no parking spots unless you park behind residence halls. However, residence halls are located at the end of campus. Parking spots are often blocked off for construction or for other reasons and causes trouble for students.

4 College Junior

Computers: Generally, the computers run fairly well but there are often times the wireless connection fails. The computers in the library are usually most reliable, especially when you have to register for classes. The portable laptops are very slow. They often to not charge well and cause many problems for the class when we need them.

5 College Junior

Parking: At the Hauppauge campus parking is free and always available

4 College Junior

Facilities: I am at the Hauppauge campus. It's small but efficient. The library is very quiet

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: The campus has two main cafeterias. One is more a buffet style, so to eat there you must have time. The other is more like a food court. That is more convenient because you can go in and out. There is also a shake store and a taco stand. Its good food.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: The Public Safety and the entire school is very strict on having a no drugs or alcohol campus. Its a dry campus.

3 College Senior

Academics: I came to Adelphi University because it has a great nursing program. I have like this school a lot. However, there is a lot of things that you must be on your own. For example, advisors. They will give you some advice, but most of the time you are just in and out. You have to research things yourself and then you can go and speak to one about their opinions. It is a very good school.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A very lovely neighborhood to walk through, especially in the autumn with all the trees changing colors. The people are fairly nice and friendly, and if you don't mind walking for 10 minutes or so, you can grab Chinese, pizza, or walk to stop & shop. There are shuttles that will take you to the mall, stop and shop, and train stations.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There is a continuous "upgrade" each two years, there are both Dells and Apple desktops which are up for use by anyone.
It just gets annoying to type in your username for everything so money is deducted from your account for printing (Adelphi will give you twentyfive dollars of free printing - 500 pieces of paper - each semester).

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: On an average night, there is almost nothing going on unless you make a trip to the lounge in your resident hall. However, there are nearby clubs in which you can pay to get in with an ID stating the age 0f 18 or older. The most popular evening to go on is Thursday, but drinks are fairly expensive and it costs 15 to enter.
Occasionally there are parties the University holds, nothing too late, and none too exciting. It's a dry campus, and if you're caught with weed or alcohol you can "get kicked off campus or even out".
There of course is still smoking and drinking.
There are fraternity parties, still not often, pay entry price and drink what you like. It's been $5 for me each time so far. I haven't heard of any sorority parties, and I'm in a fraternity.

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