Adelphi University

South Ave, Garden City, NY

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Majors offered at Adelphi University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Psychology, General
Biology, General

Academics at Adelphi University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Less Selective (74% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Adelphi University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Nursing Manager125k
Registered Nurse (RN)86k
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)69k
Executive Assistant62k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist61k
Staff Accountant58k
Social Worker57k
Based on 4,193 student responses
55.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
94.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
6%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Adelphi University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors
Beautiful campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Accessible for students with disabilities



Adelphi lacks in some areas but makes up in others. As far as academics, my professors have been great, and I love the content in my courses. The campus is really nice in the fall and springtime. Adelphi does lack in social events, but everyone finds a friend group that works for them. Garden City is really quiet, but it's a short car ride from Queens, and just a 40-minute train ride into downtown NYC. There are city trips to Broadway, professional sports, and more for less than $10 each.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The school has gotten some bad feedback in recent years about issues with the food and racial injustices around campus. For the food situation, Adelphi wasn't using separate fryers for meat and vegetarian fried foods. This issue has been fixed, and Adelphi has made a point to try to offer more vegetarian options. As for racism, Adelphi is in the middle of Long Island, in a very conservative village. The majority of students are white, as well as faculty. Representation around campus was sparse, and Adelphi seemed to be advertising their diversity without actually reflecting it. When they hired a new Provost, they chose a white man over a Black woman that students were advocating for.



The community is nice and most of the classes and professors are manageable.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some bathrooms are gross, and food options are that great or with much variety for different diets. Most of the advisors aren’t helpful either.

Anthony Ryabchikov
Photography and Photo Editing
Music Production
Media Studies
Music + 3 others



Adelphi University was a great school! The campus was really pretty and the academics were great. The professors were really knowledgeable and the class sizes were small, so I felt like I was able to get a lot of individual attention. I also loved the student body; everyone was really friendly and welcoming. Overall, I had a great experience at Adelphi University!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

1. I didn't like the small campus. 2. I didn't like the lack of diversity. 3. I didn't like the location. 4. I didn't like the weather. 5. I didn't like the food.

Angelica Armogan
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
digital art
Art + 16 others



The environment is very nice, and I like how the classes are relatively small depending on your major. 12- 20 students in a class usually which is nice for those who prefer smaller size classes. I also like the facilities and all the opportunities and resources they offer.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food could be better. Sometimes people already have their own groups and it can be hard or intimidating to socialize and make friends.

Priscilla Wiafe
Art + 2 others



Campus and the location and the opportunities there too.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Dorming and classroom chairs.

Zarrah Razi
Photography and Photo Editing
Reading + 16 others



I am a current Adelphi Freshman and I personally love my experience at Adelphi University. The opportunities are excellent as far as volunteering, clubs, and activities. The people on campus are so accepting, diverse, and community-based. The staff, here at Adelphi, is AMAZING. They really do care about the effort you make on your assignments. I highly recommend applying to the Honors College. The workload is a lot to manage but you build friendships with your fellow honors college students and the staff. I also recommend doing the summer activities like FCAP. FCAP (First Year Community Action Program) is a genuine opportunity to learn about how even a small community service effort makes an impact in your local community. Some of my best friends at Adelphi are those I made in FCAP (we are kinda like a little family). The campus may seem big once you first get there but it becomes so easy to navigate after a while. The possibilities are endless here at Adelphi; I totally recommend anyone should come here! I do have some criticisms, however, to make this review fairer. If you are planning to commute by train; the shuttle schedule is a bit ridiculous at times. The shuttle drivers are very friendly but this schedule is very hard to map if you live in the far east. You will really have to pre-plan a lot if you intend to commute by train. Other than that! I honestly think Adelphi is the place for you if you have a dream and the passion to make that dream a reality!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I would say the shuttle system is a bit hard to manage but once you learn how to manage it; it is not too terrible. It is hard to accommodate all commuter students so it is understandable why the schedule is a bit "wonky".

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