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Founded in 1896, Adelphi University. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,205 full time undergraduate students, and 2,482 full time graduate students.
The Adelphi University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 320 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Adelphi University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at AU are considered Selective, with ,29% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 54% were in the top quarter, and 22% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Adelphi University.
84 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
96 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
97 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
99 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
99 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated Adelphi University
I have loved my experience at Adelphi University in the M.A. in School Psychology. Because of Covid-19, my program has been remote since it started (Fall 2020) besides about 5 in-person meetings for demonstrations. Even with all of the difficulties that come along with online learning, I have enjoyed my experience, my professors, and the learning environment that has been established during out Zoom class meetings. The professors in my program are knowledgeable, approachable, and willing to help their students. Plus, having a small class size (10-20 students depending on the class) makes it even better and easier for me to have a personalized relationship with the other students and professors in the program. The campus itself is beautiful and just the right size, parking has never been an issue for me when I did have to attend in-person. Their safety precautions due to the pandemic have also been thorough, including daily health checks on the mobile app before arriving on campus. Overall, I have enjoyed my time at Adelphi and recommend it to other students who are looking for a comprehensive yet individualized education. I have felt safe, encouraged, challenged, and enlightened during my time at Adelphi University.
I love my experience at Adelphi University so far. It's so easy to make friends from your classes or people that were in FCAP or people in your orientation group. Adelphi really makes sure that freshman have a variety of clubs to choose from and feel like a part of the college.
Adelphi has the programs and resources I need to complete my college career and find a good job! Because it is close to New York City, there are many opportunities to pursue arts, museums and great places to eat. Plus the school brings in companies for job searching.
Adelphi is a smaller school than many but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in effort by both the staff and the student culture. Whether it be studies school life or extracurriculars you can always find someone to help you out or make things all the better.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Adelphi University is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Hello Vanessa. There are some things you should know about college and your transition into it. First off, know that you don't need to be as stressed as you are right now. College is a wonderful experience and you don't need to be as closed off to people simply because you are scared. The teachers are welcoming and there are many students that want to help you in this process and are going through the same struggles you are. There are very interesting classes that you will be able to take and you will have the ability to have more discussions which will open your mind and force you to think outside of the box that you have become comfortable in. In doing this, you will develop into a stronger person with a confidence you have never known. Embrace this opportunity while you can and know that college is where you discover yourself and being there allows you to grow and become someone that you will be proud of. You truly can do anything if you are determined enough, and if you continue to think this way your college years will be a life changing experience.
I would advise all students to start as a freshman withhe school. It takes too long and too much for a transfer to succeed.
I'm not in a school yet.
i wish i would have known how fun it was going to be
Adelphi Univeristy is a school that with thought, deciation, and, determination you could achieve anything you could ever possibly want, with the help of the teachers and staff, who go out of their way to help you achive your goal.
The kind of person that should attend this school should be determined, have goals, and have a desire to learn. They must be a hard worker and know that simply attending class will not get them a good grade. They should also be respectful to their teachers and their peers. If a student wants all of these things then this truly will be a wonderful school for them.
School is best known for being private
That it becumes so dead on the weekends and the lack of on-campus parties. The food selection at the cafeteria is definetly not particularly appetizing.
Anyone that enjoys diversity or more rigid courses in certain areas or that want mandatory intership/ externship work.
Being illegally charged an extra $200 fee that was not refunded.
Adelphi is almost but not quite a theatrical conservatory, and places a lot of emphasis on the arts. This was ideal for me because I'm very interested in the design aspect. The professors are also very invested in you doing well as a student. You'll get a couple of bad professors here and there, but most of them will try really hard to make sure you do well. I've made some awesome friends at this college that I wouldn't give up for anything. There are also a lot of international students here.
I have made incredble friends, and have really grown since attending this school based on increased life experiences.
why you want to go to colleage
There are several stereotypes Adelphi students fall victim to time and time again, The one every one falls under is that we go home every weekend. To some extent that is true. If you are not involved, homesick, or hate your roommate you probably will go home every weekend. If you have a social life then trust me you won't have time to go home. There is always something to do whether it is an event by one of the organizations you'll be apart of, plans to go out to Dubs (local fun spot), or just hanging in the dorm with your friends. You'll find something, trust me. Adelphi is within 10mins from a major mall and movie
theater, we even have free transportation to and from, you'll find something to do, easy.
There are several other stereotypes at Adelphi based off of your major or what your involved with. None of them are true but they do exist.
Theater Major's- The major with the worst reputation but the best people. Stereotypically they are viewed as a cult who only hang out with each other and sing and dance in the hallways. They are the resident "Weirdos". This is a 100% not true. Theater major's are just as diverse as any other majos. Some are in Greek life, others are in the honors college, some are involved in Student Government, some are considered very popular, and some are just regular weirdos. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise,
Greek life- For those who take a chance and pledge a fraternity or sorority be pared for the backlash. People will stereotype you. Other students will think that you think your better than them, that your turning back on all your friends you made your first semester, that your changing, and that you will only hang out with your sisters or brothers now. All this is 100% false. People who choose to join a greek letter organization do not change. They may grow up and begin to work better with others but they will always be themselves. Students who join an organization may no longer have the time the use to, because now they are part of something that is not only a social institution but a philanthropic one. No one ever just ditches there friends. There just busy. Also depending on which organization you join you'll get your own personal stereotype. All of those are 100% false as well. But they exist to those who don't know.
Campus leader of an organization/club- People will think you are a dictator. That you have no intentions of bettering the club and are only doing this for yourself. This is not true. Your doing your job. You were elected to make decisions. People just need to stop complaining behind your back and bring it up during a meeting so you can take others opinions into consideration,
Athlete- Soccer,player and honor student can be in the same sentence. Deal with it.
Certain clubs on campus are more popular then others. Greek life is small compared to other schools but popular on Adelphi's campus. Circle K is one of the largest clubs on campus. There you will be guaranteed to meet a ton of people.
Certain Building are more friendly than others. Regrading the dorms, Chapman hall have a more open door feel. While the upper class-men buildings such as new hall are like hotels where you don't talk to anyone but your roommate and friends. I recommend living in Chapman as a freshmen and once you find your group moving into the nicer, but less friendly building. I meet my closest friends in Chapman Hall.
The most popular play to be on the nights out are the local bars. You will see everyone there. If not the bars the at A&S or cherry valley, the local 24 hour study break or drunken food places. If your not someone who drinks, don't worry, these bars are fun for you too. It is just an easy place to see everyone. Otherwise you and your friends can hangout in the dorms, go out to dinner, see a movie, or maybe go to the mall. Remember New York City is just a 40 minute train ride away. You'll find something to do.
There are so many things to look forward to at Adelphi. The spring concert by far is my favorite. My freshmen year we had snoop dog and my sophomore year we had Taking Back Sunday, I can't wait for next year.
One of the things I also love about Adelphi activities is the discount Broadway tickets Adelphi sells. I saw wicked last year for 40 dollars including bus fare. It was great.
Each class in each department has a different feel, My bio class was a lot of work and memorization. The semester I took that it was the class I studied for the longest. Psych. classes also take up a lot of my study time. My sociology classes which are my favorite carried the least work, then again these were my favorite classes as well as the classes I did the best in so I may be a little bias.
The most popular class has to be Human Sexuality taught by Professor Murphy. I finally got a spot so I taking it next semester. Can't wait!. Also any class taught in Sociology by Professor Primeggia is a good course. He is one of the most interesting professors on this campus. His classes are very specific in topic, but very good.
The place that people usually like to do work on campus is the library but I am not a huge fan of it. I am just not a library person, I prefer to do work in our Underground Cafe where the Starbucks is. I think that the atmosphere is a lot better to get work done in and it is more inviting for me to hang out down there and do work. There is also the Fire Place Lounge where there are comfy chairs and a quiet space to do work in. I also like to do work in my room sometimes to do work on campus because I feel that when I am in my room and comfortable I do my best work.
For me my goals were to go somewhere where I was given the attention I needed. Adelphi's class sizes are very small and for me that was a big plus. Also at Adelphi My major has a joint five year bachelors/ masters program which was also a plus.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
94% of students
attending Adelphi University receive some sort of financial aid.
30% were awarded federal grants.
While 58% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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