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IPEDS ID: 188429
OPE ID: 00266600
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Adelphi University
South Ave, Garden City, New York 11530-0701
General information:  (516) 877-3000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,256 (4,852 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Adelphi University offers students with disabilities choices and options for comprehensive programs, services and assistance. For more information visit the Office of Disability Support Services online at
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty317697
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-38
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$29,320$30,800$32,340$34,0345.2%
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,900$12,330$12,900$13,5104.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,580$8,670$8,610$9,4509.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$45,200$47,110$49,220$51,7085.1%
Off Campus$45,200$47,110$48,590$52,4087.9%
Off Campus with Family$38,020$39,500$41,040$42,5083.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Information about these payment options may be found on our website at
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid193198%————
Grant or scholarship aid91296%$15,287,199$16,762
Federal grants29030%$1,433,858$4,944
Pell grants29030%$1,311,658$4,523
Other federal grants869%$122,200$1,421
State/local government grant or scholarships41343%$1,245,070$3,015
Institutional grants or scholarships84789%$12,608,271$14,886
Student loan aid52555%$4,277,110$8,147
Federal student loans52555%$3,444,795$6,562
Other student loans576%$832,315$14,602
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,48488%$67,203,274$14,987
Pell grants1,59631%$6,581,292$4,124
Federal student loans3,02860%$22,516,761$7,436
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$24,911$25,441$28,045
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$20,770$22,296$22,963
$30,001 – $48,000$22,960$23,382$24,581
$48,001 – $75,000$25,113$26,692$28,686
$75,001 – $110,000$26,714$27,563$31,260
$110,001 and more$28,084$29,131$31,014
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment7,256
Undergraduate enrollment4,852
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment376
Graduate enrollment2,404
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 8%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 53%
Part-time: 47%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants9,3673,2486,119
Percent admitted72%69%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%13%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading500600
SAT Math510620
SAT Writing500620
ACT Composite1925
ACT English2127
ACT Math2228
ACT Writing78
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 84%
Part-time students: 52%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 67%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 63%
8-year: 63%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 55%
6-year: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 61%
Female: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 62%
Black or African American: 55%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 78%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 61%
Non-resident alien: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Latin American Studies-0----
Category total-0----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-4518---
Category total-4718---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-68146---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-22----
Finance, General-250---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-----8
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-21----
Category total-163146-09
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-38----
Category total-38----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-7----
Information Science/Studies-4----
Category total-11----
Art Teacher Education-31---
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-----4
Biology Teacher Education--0---
Chemistry Teacher Education--0---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--0--0
Education, General--62---
Education, Other--0--2
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs--15--0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs--26--34
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs--2--5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0--5
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--4--1
Educational/Instructional Technology--11---
Elementary Education and Teaching--5---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--1---
Health Teacher Education--11--1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-----30
Mathematics Teacher Education--2---
Music Teacher Education-8----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-2212---
Reading Teacher Education--5--1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--10---
Social Studies Teacher Education--1---
Special Education and Teaching, General--0--1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--44--0
Category total-33212--84
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--8---
English Language and Literature, General-28----
Category total-288---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-0----
Language Interpretation and Translation-----2
Spanish Language and Literature-3----
Category total-3---2
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--16--1
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-24966-0
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist--0d---
Community Health and Preventive Medicine--3---
Medical Illustration and Informatics, Other--4d---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--16---
Nursing Administration--6---
Nursing Education--0---
Nursing Science---4--
Public Health, General--1---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-381----
Category total-405142d10-1
History, General-22----
Category total-22----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-27----
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management1d1d4d--12d
Category total1d28d4d--12d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies27-----
Category total270----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-21----
Category total-21----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-9---2
International/Global Studies-6----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-1----
Category total-16---2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-145---
Category total-145---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-0----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-5426d---
Category total-5426d---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-0d----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-6----
Physics, General-7----
Category total-13----
Clinical Psychology---18--
Psychology, General-9348---
School Psychology--21---
Category total-936918--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-493184-3
Category total-493184-3
Social Sciences
Economics, General-9----
Political Science and Government, General-16----
Social Sciences, General-49----
Category total-98----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-0----
Dance, General-24----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-252---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-233---
Music, General-11----
Visual and Performing Arts, Other-0----
Category total-835---
Grand total281,219953320113
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 45
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 26
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $17,915
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,149
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 33%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Field Hockey23
Track and Field, Indoor2824
Track and Field, Outdoor2824
Track and Field, X-Country1811
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs9/19/1957 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs1/12/1972 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs12/1/1992 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology2/1/2005 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/22/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools4/19/2007 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs1/1/1943 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations201
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.2%3.7%5.9%
Number in default6982128
Number in repayment2,1372,2062,139
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)