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Garden City, NY
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$29,320
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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Adelphi University is a completely dry campus and everyone around you makes sure to emphasize this policy. Public safety constantly patrols the campus throughout the night making sure everything and everyone is safe, and they are very strict if they suspect anything. Classes are very strict as well in terms of cheating and plagiarism, as teachers make sure none of this ever happens.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports are very big at Adelphi. All of the sports do an amazing job of supporting each other at theor games/meets. I am actually an athlete at adelphi and Im not sure if I would stay here if I wasnt. For the mot part, every athlete knows one another so no matter where you are goin around campus you are most likely going to see someone you know or someone who you are friendly with. Our training facilities are beautiful. All facilities have been recently updated and whether it is the court, weight room, turf field or the baseball/softball fields, every part about Adelphi's facilities are amazing. Our trainers and academic advisors do an amazing job here as well. Plus we are sponsored by nike and as a d2 athlete, you get a lot of free equipment

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Adelphi has an amazing library on campus. There are five stacks of floors to study on and plenty of work stations to bring your own laptops to with multiple outlets. During testing at the end of semesters it does get very packed and it is convenient to have your own computer but the library has both macs and pcs that are available to you. The wifi connection in the library is definitely the quickest versus other places on campus. There are also computers located in the commuters lounge in the UC as well as a little computer lab in the Center for Recreation and Sports. If you do not own a computer, it is not a problem working off of the ones at school.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: As an athlete here at Adelphi, I feel as if I have a lot of access to attractions and activities within the Athletic community. Sporting events whether it is for the varsity or club sports, are a huge social attraction for all students at Adelphi. I also feel as if the residence halls on campus do an amazing job helping students become active within Adelphi's college enviornment. They are contantly hanging up notices and flyers for everyone to see what events are going on during a weekly basis. The location of Adelphi is your ideal college atmosphere. You are only a short train ride away from NYC, a quick 20 minute drive to the ocean, right around the corner from some of the best local bars, pizza places, delis and of course the best mall on long island, Roosevelt Field. College is what you make of it and Adelphi's community and location provides you with every tool imaginable in order to make your college experience everything that you have been hoping for.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: On average there are more guys than girls on campus

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There aren't a lot of things to do on campus itself. There are a couple of bars nearby that students like to go to on thursday nights.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are 2 main dining halls. One is called Post and it is a buffet style. It has a lot of options but the quality isnt great. The other is in the University Center. It has better quality food but its more expensive and is only open until 8 Monday- Sat and until 6 on Sunday

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The amount I've gotten for the school I was pretty content with. I was able to get scholarships for not only academics but also for my extracurricular activities outside and in high school. Out of all the schools I applied to in the beginning of senior year, this was the school that gave me the most money. Receiving scholarships and a good amount of money from financial aid was, to be honest, something I wasn't expecting. People say that this school may be expensive but with the money you receive, it's payable.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife at Adelphi is a lot of fun. People usually go to the bars on a place called the "Hofstra strip" because Hofstra University is right there. As long as you're 18 years old, you are able to enter the bars and drink. I prefer Nachos to dance in because a lot of Adelphi people are there so it's a lot more fun to mingle. To drink, I prefer Bedrock because they have free house drinks until 11pm. The only thing is that Adelphi has strict alcohol use on campus so it's expensive and sometimes a hassle to get a cab and go to the bars. Other than that, it's always a fun night once you get there.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The policies are pretty strict when it's referring underage drinking but the biggest concern is the fire hazards. In the dorm rooms, girls are not allowed to use their hair straighteners, hair dryers, hairspray or anything that will set off the fire alarms because they are very sensitive. I understand that this is for our safety but only a girl can wish to straighten her hair in her own room without having to share an outlet with another girl or waiting to use an outlet.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Right now I'm a psychology major, because I thought when coming to school this is what interested me most. However after only one semester at Adelphi I have come do extremely dislike my major. One of my professors last semester was so lazy, and didn't actually do any teaching other than reading key terms from the textbook. Another was actually the head of the Psychology Department, and was so frequently uncertain of the topics she taught us that they would directly contradict the context of the textbook, and when questioned, she would then change her lesson to the vaguely discuss the complete opposite of what she previously taught. I'm most likely going to switch to a math major come next semester, and the math classes I'm enrolled in now have made me happier at Adelphi. Although the professors are nice and willing to help during their office hours, however, during class two of the professors teach in a way that doesn't really enable students to practice the lessons until right before tests. If I could do it all over again, I would try to tell myself to focus on studies that are not only interesting, but bring me enjoyment in studying them. I'm considering being a math teacher, although I'm concerned with how hard it is to get a teaching position and how lack of funds lead to many cuts in education. I know that there are higher demands for secondary math teachers though, and if i don't follow this career path I would like to explore what other doors mathematics can open for me.

2 College Freshman

Facilities: There are 5-year education and social work programs where you can get your BA and Masters for education or social work in 5 years. Our honors college allows students to buy expensive tickets to ballets and theatrical productions in NYC that would normally cost hundreds of dollars, for only a few dollars instead. The nursing program is supposed to be very good with advanced technological robots that allow students to practice as if they were actual patients. The campus life isn't very active, other than a few fundraising booths always in the University Center trying to raise money for an organization or their club. Other than that it seems to empty out after classes have finished, especially on weekends. There's a train station right next to the school that can take students into NYC in 35 minutes, and cars are allowed on campus for any year student. However there are a lot of commuters that make it difficult to fill the campus at night and on weekends. The social scene is usually limited to only Thursday nights at either Nachos, Dizzys, or another close bar (18+ to get in), but it gets expensive paying for taxis, cover charges, and drinks every single time. Some people go out to the bars again on Saturdays, but it's the exact same scene every week and tends to get old really fast, with lots of grimy/creepy guys and girls, and things like house parties only happen rarely, once a month at most. After some time here, although I've made some amazing friends and really nice people, you can't help but feel lonely and lacking in school spirit.

1 College Freshman

Facilities: The layout of the campus is aesthetically pleasing, although the student center isn't in the center of campus, but rather on one edge of it. It has the main cafeteria, although it's usually impossible to find a place to sit during lunch hours, with a decent food selection that unfortunately gets repetitive very fast, at a very expensive price. There's an art gallery and occasional events like a photobooth in the small lobby, and a cafe downstairs; but other than to eat or do homework there's nothing else that's really often offered there to entertain students. The recreation building was newly renovated and offers free fitness classes for students. One dorm (Chapmin) houses the green community where they try saving water and electricity, and there's also a mentor program in another. Only the two new dorms and one old one have elevators, and most have AC on at least 1 floor of the building. The campus empties out on weekends and often at night as well. Although there are clubs and greek life, it doesn't often seem that there's really much going on on campus. It seems to be the same people involved in multiple activities, and with so many commuters that attend it seems to feel more like a commuter school that accommodates residents.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are plenty of really pretty girls all over campus, and most are really friendly if you put yourself out there. There are a ton of athletes on campus, the main groups you see are of girl athletes that play soccer, track, or lacrosse and the guy athletes that play lacrosse, baseball, or basketball. There are some cute guys and if you get the chance to know them they're all pretty chill, however with so many people from the Long Island area, many come into Adelphi with their groups of friends already, so it's sometimes difficult to include yourself at first. There's a wide range of characters with a lot of theatre kids around as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The New Halls are awesome. They are clean and have a lot of room. You also share your own bathroom with only two other people which is really nice.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are A LOT of international students. While it's nice to meet new people, its a little frustrating when half of the people in your dorm can hardly speak English..

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are WAY more guys than girls. It is also hard to meet people unless you are on a sports team or involved in Greek life. A lot of students are commuters, and don't seem interested in interacting with people on campus. Too many rude people!

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Large commuter school so on the weekends not only can it be dead, but lots of the dining halls close pretty early, or don't even open. And as for the food, it is not that great, and there aren't that many options. We have a convenience store on campus but it is ridiculously overpriced. The library also has less hours during the weekend. However, if you are in the Honors College, you can access the Honors college building at any time of day which has its own study area, computers, classrooms, and free printing. They do have a free gym for all students which is pretty nice. As for campus events, there are some, but the turnout for them is pretty low.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Pretty strict on drug and alcohol policies, especially in the residence halls. Campus police are always patrolling, they patrol the residence hall every couple hours, and there are lots of cameras all around campus. Parties are not a possibility in dorms. They are also really strict in visitation. For overnight guests you have to fill out a form two days in advance, you can only get into your own residence hall and have to be signed in to any other one you want to visit.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The nursing program here is very well known. It is a 4 year program in order to become and RN. A lot of hospitals will take an adelphi students when compared with students from other local colleges. If you recieve a C or below in a course for the program you will be dropped. They have a building dedicated to this program and are going to build a new one. You begin clincals in your junior year.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I attended Adelphi University for the Nursing Program. The college is well known for this program and dedicates a lot to it. They have a building that recreates patients rooms. They are building a new nursing building. If you get a C or below in a nursing course you are dropped from the program. The proffesors here are very helpful and seem to care about thier students. Class sizes are around 30 students.

College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking is probably the most popular, although this is a dry campus except for two places w/ alcohol licenses. The people who do drink, however, get caught most of the time. The next-biggest thing is weed. They get caught too. Nice try.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: http://administration.adelphi.edu/publicsafety/report.php
Adelphi public safety is the s***. SOOOOOOOO safe here.
I have NEVER experienced any major crime or offense, ever. I'm a graduating senior. My dad is a police officer and he feels totally and completely comfortable with me here, which is a lot to say.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Absolutely no social life on the weekends. A complete ghost town. The college has a lot of cliques, feels like high school. The advisors are very unhelpful and they are no where to be found when you make an appointment with them. A very depressing campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Professors are strict about attendance, it can really affect your grade

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