Adelphi University

1,096 reviews
  1. Garden City, NY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Adelphi University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,441/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,197/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,981/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,959/ year
  • $76-110k
    $42,286/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,018/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,589Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • A combo of your average student
    32%
  • Hardworking
    28%
  • Determined
    24%
  • Passionate/supportive
    14%
  • Passionate/Supportive and hardworking
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
37%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Comfortable
    44%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Its okay
    11%
  • Bustling
    4%
  • Charismatic
    4%
  • Home
    2%

After Adelphi University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

Reviews

1,096 reviews
  • Excellent
    178
  • Very Good
    438
  • Average
    379
  • Poor
    65
  • Terrible
    36
For me, the housing is great. I love that it is quiet and has a small school feeling. Many people, however, are frustrated that there are no parties and that many people keep to themselves.

All of my dorm rooms have been spacious, clean, and had their own bathroom. The best options for dorming on campus is New Hall A or New Hall B. These buildings are mostly upperclassmen, but are open to everyone. They have air conditioning, heating, large lounges, and a bathroom in each room. The worst option is Waldo Hall. This building does not have AC on all floors and tends to be a little more run down. However, Waldo Halls sense of community is strong!

All buildings are very close to classrooms and dining because it is a small campus. They are a little expensive, but the convenience of living on campus is practically invaluable to me. It makes it so much easier to study and get work done when my commute is only a 3 minute walk. The housing process can be stressful if you need to find a roommate, but once you have one the room selection is online and runs smoothly.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago
Adelphi is Division 2 in the NCAA, so sports are definitely prevalent and I can usually tell who is an athlete just by looking at them. Not every single person goes to sporting events (like they do at really big universities), but there is still a good amount of support. I'm not an athlete, but people who are seem to be enjoying their time here, so I'm assuming it's an alright school to play sports at. The gyms and facilities are amazing here. There's a separate gym for athletes and even the non athlete one is really big! There's also a swimming pool, track, 3 basketball/volleyball courts, a field for soccer/field hockey/lacrosse, etc. Adelphi also has free fitness classes like Zumba, kickboxing, yoga, etc. which are fun. Overall, athletics are not bad!
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
The work load for my major is pretty heavy but do-able. Although, I think the added prerequisite courses are a total waste of time and money. The chemistry course for nursing is Adelphi's own version of a combined inorganic, organic, and biochemistry which makes the course difficult to understand since they put two and half years of chemistry into one semester. I am doing pretty well in the class, but that is because I already took many chemistry classes before but anyone who hasn't (most haven't), they are having a really hard time. Even the professors think this class is nuts!
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 8 2014