Adelphi University

Adelphi University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Adelphi University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Adelphi University was awarded 152 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education/teaching of individuals with multiple disabilities.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Adelphi is ranked #423 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Adelphi also holds the #48 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Adelphi University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Adelphi?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Adelphi University is 75%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Adelphi is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 81% 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 630.

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

SAT Math Scores for Adelphi University  ( 530 to 630 )
Adelphi received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Adelphi University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Adelphi University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Adelphi is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Adelphi University is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Adelphi University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% 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  82 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 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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

Adelphi University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,124 undergraduates at Adelphi with 4,827 being full-time and 297 being part-time.

How Much Does Adelphi University Cost?

The overall average net price of Adelphi is $28,643. 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 +
$25,138 $24,344 $28,347 $28,237 $33,158

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 50% of students took out student loans averaging $9,392 a year. That adds up to $37,568 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. That's great news for Adelphi students since it is 47% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Adelphi University make the most money.

Location of Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Garden City, New York. Garden City is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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 58 majors graduated from Adelphi University. Of these students, 1,402 received undergraduate degrees and 1,112 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 436 $91,904
General Psychology 102 $25,967
Health & Physical Education 75 NA
General Biology 73 $24,421
Business Administration & Management 64 $46,087
Communication & Media Studies 51 $27,995
Accounting 44 $58,402
Social Work 43 $35,954
General English Literature 37 $22,420
Criminal Justice & Corrections 35 $25,194

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 2019-2020, 7,251 students took at least one online class at Adelphi University. This is an increase from the 1,686 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,251 2,229
2018-2019 1,686 236
2017-2018 1,582 268
2016-2017 1,309 246
2015-2016 1,150 279

Learn more about online learning at Adelphi University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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