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Adelphi University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Adelphi University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Adelphi University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Adelphi University was awarded 88 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

Adelphi is ranked #280 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Adelphi is ranked at #33.

See all of the rankings for Adelphi University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Adelphi?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Adelphi University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 73%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 68% of students accepted to Adelphi submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Adelphi University  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Adelphi University  ( 530 to 620 )
Adelphi received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Adelphi University  ( 22 to 27 )

Learn more about Adelphi University admissions.

Adelphi University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Adelphi it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Adelphi University is 32%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  32 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Adelphi University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Adelphi University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Adelphi for first-time, full-time students is 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Adelphi University.

Average Overall Diversity at Adelphi

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,266 undergraduates at Adelphi with 4,874 being full-time and 392 being part-time.

Adelphi Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Adelphi scored 46.92 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.92 out of 100
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How Much Does Adelphi University Cost?

The overall average net price of Adelphi is $28,322. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Adelphi

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,842 $25,875 $28,180 $31,759 $31,758

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Adelphi, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Adelphi, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $8,509 a year. That adds up to $34,036 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Adelphi is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Adelphi Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Adelphi make about $58,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Adelphi graduates since it is 43% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Adelphi University make the most money.

Location of Adelphi University

Located in Garden City, New York, Adelphi University is a private not-for-profit institution. Adelphi is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Adelphi University

Contact details for Adelphi are given below.

Contact Details
Address: South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-0701
Phone: 516-877-3000

Adelphi University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from Adelphi University. Of these students, 1,273 received undergraduate degrees and 1,018 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 421 $86,700
General Biology 73 $20,700
Business Administration & Management 71 $42,100
General Psychology 67 $24,800
Health & Physical Education 57 $20,500
Communication & Media Studies 42 $21,900
Social Work 40 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 35 $29,700
Accounting 34 NA
General Social Sciences 33 $37,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Adelphi University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Adelphi

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,582 students took at least one online class at Adelphi University. This is an increase from the 1,309 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,582 268
2016-2017 1,309 246
2015-2016 1,150 279
2014-2015 404 170
2013-2014 1,003 187

Learn more about online learning at Adelphi University.

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