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Adelphi University Data & Information Overview

96 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
77% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Adelphi University Ranked?

#554 Best Colleges in Nation
#38 Best Colleges in NY
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 96 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Adelphi as #554 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Adelphi also holds the #38 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Adelphi?

77% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Adelphi University has an acceptance rate of 77%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 28% 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 540 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Adelphi University  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Adelphi University  ( 540 to 660 )
Adelphi received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Adelphi University  ( 22 to 29 )

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Adelphi University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
36% Full Time Teachers

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 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Adelphi University

83% Freshmen Retention
61% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% 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  83 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 61%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  61 out of 100

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

Adelphi University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,827 Full-Time Undergraduates
42.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
69.3% Percent Women

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?

$30,140 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
$37,096 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Adelphi is $30,140. 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 +
$26,732 $26,637 $29,510 $30,789 $33,219

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 46% of students took out student loans averaging $9,274 a year. That adds up to $37,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Adelphi is 2.4%. 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?

$65,380 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Adelphi make around $65,380 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Adelphi students since it is 54% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Adelphi University make the most money.

Location of Adelphi University

New York State
4,827 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
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

58 Majors With Completions
1,415 Undergraduate Degrees
1,042 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Adelphi University. Of these students, 1,415 received undergraduate degrees and 1,042 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 496 $91,066
General Psychology 99 $22,578
General Biology 72 NA
Health & Physical Education 69 $18,687
Business Administration & Management 58 $43,551
Social Work 39 $33,024
Communication & Media Studies 35 $30,049
Computer Information Systems 34 $45,266
Accounting 31 NA
Marketing 31 $47,514

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

Online Learning at Adelphi

73% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 5,514 students took at least one online class at Adelphi University. This is a decrease from the 7,251 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,514 1,084
2019-2020 7,251 2,229
2018-2019 1,686 236
2017-2018 1,582 268
2016-2017 1,309 246

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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