Adelphi University

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University History

In 1863, Adelphi University was founded as an Adelphi Academy as a private preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1963, the New York State Board of Regents granted the college university status, and the name was changed to Adelphi University from Adelphi Academy which is located in Garden City, New York, USA. In 1929, Adelphi University became the first private, co-educational institution of higher education on Long Island and this change came after 100years. Current full- and part-time faculty total to 956, with a student/faculty ratio of 10:1 which ensures that scholars have enough resources needed to reach their goals and the infrastructure is also designed as per student needs.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The Adelphi University’s 8 schools and colleges are located in its two campuses- Garden City and Manhattan and two centers- Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County, these campuses and centers offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 8 school and colleges the Adelphi University are;

  •  College of Arts and Sciences
  • Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
  •  Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences
  •  Honors College
  •  College of Nursing and Public Health
  •  College of Professional and Continuing Studies
  •  Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
  •  School of Social Work

University Notable Alumni

The Adelphi University Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards Adelphi University. The alumni include Olympic gold medalists, Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. Ambassadors, New York Times Bestselling authors, celebrity entertainers, Emmy award-winning writers and more. Some of the alumni members of Adelphi University are-

  •  Gary Dell'Abate ("Baba Booey") (b. 1961) – producer of The Howard Stern Show
  •  John D. Wren – President, CEO, and Chairman Omnicom Group
  •  Joe Abbenda (b. 1939) – Former Mr America and Mr Universe
  •  Chris Armas (b. 1972) – professional soccer player, Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and Adelphi women's soccer coach
  •  Michael Balboni (b. 1959) – Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for the State of New York
  •  Bob Beamon (b. 1946) – American track and field athlete, world record holder in long jump
  •  Ron Bruder – entrepreneur who runs Middle East education non-profits, named on the Time 100
  •  Melanie Chartoff – actress and comedienne
  •  Chuck Connors – athlete and actor
  •  Nick Cummings – Ph.D. past president of the American Psychological Association and founding board chairman of Care Integra, and author
  •  Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour) – musician, author, lecturer, founder and frontman of the hip-hop group Public Enemy
  •  Vyvyan Donner – American fashion editor, film director, screenwriter, theatrical costume designer and caricaturist [21]
  •  Meredith Eaton-Gilden – psychotherapist and actress
  •  Paul Ekman – psychologist
  •  Clara Fasano – sculptor
  •  Flavor Flav – rapper, member of rap group Public Enemy
  •  John Forslund – television play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL
  •  Karen Fraction – Broadway dancer and actress
  •  Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. – New York State Senator, 8th District
  •  Arie Gill-Glick – Israeli Olympic runner

University Infrastructure & Services


Main Campus (Garden City)-

The main campus of Adelphi University is situated at Garden City, New York, USA. The campus gives a safe, community feel. Garden City is a village of about 20,000 residents. The Long Island locale is filled with shops, restaurants, pubs, architectural gems, historic landmarks, museums and many more places. Near the campus students can find all the essentials for everyday life, from the bank and post office to grocery stores and medical stores.

Manhattan Campus-

The Manhattan campus of Adelphi University offers plenty of student services including financial aid, tutoring, career development and student counseling. Students can also find a writing center, bookstore, and places to study, gather and get involved with each other. The library on campus offers print and digital materials, research assistance, and interlibrary loan access to all Adelphi libraries and participating Connect NY libraries.

Hudson Valley Center -

The Hudson Valley Center of Adelphi University is located in Middletown and Poughkeepsie, New York. The center offers various services like-

  •  Fully equipped computer lab
  •  Technology-enhanced classrooms
  •  Free parking
  •  Staffed library offering reference materials, research assistance and interlibrary loan access to all Adelphi libraries
  • Academic advising
  •  Financial aid and admissions
  •  Field placement and internship coordination

These services make the Adelphi university’s Hudson Valley center students their first choice. The major degree provided at Hudson Valley Centre is in Social Work. So, students who want to make their career in this field can opt for this place and achieve their goals.

Suffolk Center-

Suffolk Center of Adelphi University is located in Hauppauge, New York. Adelphi’s Hauppauge Education and Conference Center named as Suffolk Center offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, as well as a variety of certificate programs to students. A variety of academic and support services are available at the Center like-

  • Center for Career Development
  •  Learning Center
  •  Student Access Office
  •  Student Counseling Center
  •  Health Services
  •  Writing Center

Students can also avail services like - conference room for presentations or a computer lab for a business training session or other rooms as all of them feature various multimedia capabilities which students needs.


The Libraries at Adelphi University are an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The libraries are located at the Garden City campus and the Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Hudson Valley Centers, they offer a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work. Adelphi University’s libraries have a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. They support the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Housing services

On-campus- Residential Life and Housing Department of Adelphi University offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Each of Adelphi’s seven residential communities offers support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university has 7 residence halls for comfortable housing- Chapman Hall, Earle Hall, Eddy Hall, Linen Hall, Waldo Hall, Residence Hall A and Residence Hall B.  Students can select rooms of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residences are-

  •  Fully furnished rooms
  •  Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  •  Made to order food in our dining halls
  • Access to free events in your hall

Off-campus- The Adelphi University’s Residential Life and Housing Department assists students in finding off-campus housing near Adelphi’s campus in Garden City, nearby on Long Island and near the Manhattan Center, in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university.

Medical services

 Adelphi University’s Health Services Center provides medical services to students. The Health Services Center encourages students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and gynecologist to make life easier at Adelphi University. For scheduling online appointments or for telephonic health service students can call 516-877-6000.

Student’s clubs

Adelphi University offers 90+ students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The Center for Student and Community Engagement offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Around 72% of students are involved in the students club.  Some of the clubs at Adelphi University are-

  •  Adelphi Astronomy and Space Club
  • American Sign Language Club
  •  Anthropology Club
  • Artivism Club
  •  AU GAMES Club
  • AU Laugh Class
  • Biology Club
  • Criminal Justice Club

These are just a few clubs listed above, there are many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at Adelphi University.

University location

Main Campus-

 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530, United States of America

Manhattan Campus-

75 Varick St STE 200, New York, NY 10013, United States of America

Hudson Valley Center-

Fairview, NY 12601, United States of America

Suffolk Center-

55 Kennedy Dr, Hauppauge, NY 11788, United States of America

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The Adelphi University offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting
  •  Biology
  • Business Psychology
  • Cybersecurity
  •  Dance
  • Finance
  • Liberal Arts
  •  Law
  •  Music
  •  Neuroscience
  •  Sociology
  • Spanish
  •  Veterinary Medicine
  •  Public Health
  •  Physical Education

Student Support-

International Services at the Adelphi University provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the Adelphi’s international community. International Services

provides various services like-

  •  immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.
  • helps in building links within the university community through cultural activities and programs.

International Student Contact-

Office address- Post Hall, 203

Email- [email protected]

Phone- ​​​​​ 516.877.4990

Students can also schedule a meeting with an advisor by calling at- 516.877.4990

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at Adelphi University put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Adelphi University has over 90+ student organizations, so there is something for each student.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the Adelphi University is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Food & Drink-

Adelphi University has a variety of food options. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at a diverse variety of restaurants and cafes available on-campus like- Back Bar Grill, Carved & Crafted, Innovation Kitchen, 500 Degrees (pizza), The Market, Asian Fusion and a Starbucks etc.

Short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the Adelphi University to have fun like; Can You Escape LI, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, The Rose Room, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Old Westbury Gardens, Roosevelt Field and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Behavioural Intervention Team (BIT) at the Adelphi University keeps safety at priority. The team patrols the university’s campus area and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. University’s team members provide 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. The Adelphi University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff. They also escort people back to their residence hall late at night, offer help if anyone has car troubles on campus, and help everyone get around the local area safely by free shuttle service.

Famous courses

The famous courses at Adelphi University are-

  •  Social Sciences
  •  Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  •  Journalism
  • Cybersecurity

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  •  Standardized Test Scores


Spring admission- November 1

Fall admissions- March 1             

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Adelphi University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 36,920

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Adelphi University Deadlines

Undergraduate: Admissions on a rolling basis.

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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