Adelphi University is a private university which is a powerfully connected doctoral research university which was established in the year 1896 in New York. Adelphi also has centers in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County. It is the oldest institution of higher education in suburban Long Island.
Adelphi University has 8 schools/colleges: College of Arts and Science; School of Psychology; Honors College; School of Education; School of Business; College of Nursing and Public Health; School of Social Work; College of Professional and Continuing Studies; The most popular majors at Adelphi University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Psychology, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Social Work and Sport and Fitness. Adelphi University follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Adelphi University has over 7,000 students and out of that over 4,500 are taking an undergraduate course. The student to faculty ratio is 11:1. The university's acceptance rate is 72% and the percentage of people who are granted with financial aid is 98%.
For the tenth year, Adelphi University has been named a "Best Buy" in higher education by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university was also named a 2010 Best College in the Northeastern Region by The Princeton Review.
The university has joint degree programs with various other universities. For Example Dentistry with New York University College of Dentistry, Engineering with Columbia University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Environmental Studies with Columbia University, Optometry with SUNY State College of Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy with New York Medical college.
Notable Alumni: Robert B. Willumstad (Chairman and CEO, American International Group), Chris Armas (Professional soccer player, Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and current women's soccer coach at Adelphi), Gary Dell'Abate ("Baba Booey"-long-time producer of The Howard Stern Show), Alice Hoffman (New York Times best-selling author)
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