Adelphi University

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College Profile

Adelphi University is a private, liberal arts institution ranked as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report a Top College by Forbes and a Best College for Your Money by Money magazine. It is located in Garden City, New York, just 23 miles from New York City. There are more than 700 international undergraduate and graduate students from 58 countries on our beautiful, safe campus. Founded in 1896, Adelphi is known for its personalized approach to learning, offering students robust academic support and guidance from faculty advisers. Its Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, College of Nursing and Public Health, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, College of Education and Health Sciences, and School of Social Work offer 60 undergraduate and 65 graduate areas of study. Students who do not meet entrance requirements may enter through Adelphi University International, a pathway program providing academic and cultural support, including intensive English language classes and dedicated advisers. All international students receive support and assistance from Adelphi’s Office of International Services.

Campus Features

Adelphi’s picturesque 75-acre campus is located just 23 miles from New York City, 20 minutes from Long Island beaches and 10 minutes from one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. The University provides free shuttle bus service to local railroad stations, bus stations, shopping centers and more.

Adelphi’s location of Garden City, New York, was recently ranked as one of the safest towns on Long Island. Our campus Department of Public Safety and Transportation provides safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Residence halls are secured at all times and are only accessible to students with the proper Adelphi ID card specific to that hall, ensuring the safety of all residents. Parking is free and accessible to all students registered through our Department of Public Safety and Transportation.

Adelphi offers many opportunities for domestic and international students to find on-campus employment. The Interfaith Center is open to the entire Adelphi community, with opportunities for worship and fellowship.

Adelphi has more than 80 student clubs and organizations, from the South Asian Student Association and other diversity clubs to professional clubs like the Accounting Society, plus numerous fraternities and sororities. Adelphi also has 23 NCAA Division II athletic teams to follow or play on, mostly competing in the Northeast-10 Conference—as well as many clubs and intramural sports available for students to join, from baseball and badminton to dance and fencing.

Adelphi has seven residence halls, housing about 1,300 undergraduate students. Noteworthy campus buildings include the 100,000-square-foot Nexus Building, which houses the Office of University Admissions, classrooms and the College of Nursing and Public Health as well as state-of-the-art simulation laboratories for nursing students; the Center for Recreation and Sports, which contains an indoor track, three-court gym and a four-lane, 25-yard swimming pool; and the Performing Arts Center, whose five intimate venues are used throughout the year by students, faculty and star performers.


Programs We Offer  

Undergraduate Accelerated Business of Science
Undergraduate Accounting
Undergraduate Management
Undergraduate Marketing
Both 5-Year Bachelors/MBA
Graduate MS Physics
Undergraduate BS Computer Science
Undergraduate BA/BS Biology
Undergraduate BS Neuroscience
Graduate MA Psychology

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 8,146
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,391
  • Graduate enrollment: 2,755
  • International Student Enrollment: undergraduate: 216 graduate: 497
  • Male: 31 %, Female: 69 %
  • Faculty-student ratio: 10:1
  • Faculty: Full-Time: 356, Part-Time: 720
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 58
  • Top five countries represented on campus: China, India, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Taiwan

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does  Adelphi have an Intensive English Program?

Adelphi University offers the Intensive English Program for international students who qualify academically and can benefit from a focused, individualized program to enhance their English abilities and improve their academic writing, speaking, reading and listening abilities. For more information, visit


Can Adelphi issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?

Yes, we can issue I-20s for the Intensive English Program

Adelphi provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students.


International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?

 Adelphi has seven residence halls on its Garden City campus, available to undergraduate students. Each of our seven residential communities provides support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration and interaction with peers and staff. The Office of Residential Life and Housing facilitates opportunities for students to live off campus both through University-affiliated and non-affiliated housing options. Off-campus housing options include many near Adelphi’s campus in Garden City, nearby on Long Island and near the Manhattan Center, with possible housing options in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

Adelphi University encourages applicants to apply from all over the world to apply at any point in their academic careers. International students pursuing standard entry must meet our requirements of 80 IBT TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS for admission. Students who fall below these requirements may be considered for one of our many pathway programs.

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Visa Information

Adelphi issues forms I-20 for F-1 visa status.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition, fees, and other expenses are dependent on the program selection. A complete listing can be found on the website by visiting Adelphi University International pathway programs do have added expenses (see

Financial Aid


Merit scholarships are available for qualified international students. More information can be found at

Student Activities and Campus Life

With over 80 clubs and organizations, Adelphi University has a multitude of opportunities for student involvement. Become a writer for The Delphian or a student ambassador, or volunteer at a local organization—there is something for everyone. The opportunities are endless for our diverse student body