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Located in Garden City, New York, Adelphi University is a private not-for-profit institution. Garden City is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

$46,056 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
77% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Adelphi University?


Contact details for Adelphi are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Adelphi?

You can apply to Adelphi online at:

Admission Requirements for Adelphi

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Adelphi?

77% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
Adelphi has an acceptance rate of 77%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

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 English scores ranged between 21 and 31. Math scores were between 20 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Adelphi University  ( 21 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Adelphi University  ( 20 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Adelphi University  ( 22 to 29 )

Can I Afford Adelphi University?

$46,056 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Adelphi is $46,056. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 1.1%. 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.

Adelphi University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,939 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,251 undergraduate students at Adelphi, with 4,939 being full-time and 312 being part-time.


There are also 2,269 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,939 full-time undergraduates at Adelphi, 31% are male and 69% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Adelphi University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 615
Black or African American 426
Hispanic or Latino 978
White 2,244
International Students 230
Other Races/Ethnicities 446

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Adelphi University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 69 countries are represented at Adelphi. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at Adelphi University

1,084 Took All Classes Online
5,514 Took At Least One Class Online
207.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 30 master’s degree programs available online at Adelphi. In 2020-2021, 5,514 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Adelphi has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Adelphi

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Adelphi University was 207.4%. This is the #135 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Adelphi regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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