Adelphi University

United States

About the University

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four — Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private co-educational university. Today Adelphi serves more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


Campus Life

The university offers both on-campus and off-campus housing options. Each residence hall is supervised by a full-time residence hall director who manages pastoral support. 

On-campus halls of residence are fully furnished, have large lounges with kitchens, all-inclusive utilities, laundry facilities and dining options. Seven distinctive residential communities form the student offering.

Adelphi University's Manhattan Center is located in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, at 75 Varick Street at the intersection of Varick and Canal Streets, where art and trade converge. The Center is easily accessible from Wall Street and Midtown and is well served by subways connecting students, faculty and administrators to Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

Student life

The university has a vibrant student life, including active Greek life in the form of sororities and fraternities. There is a very successful athletics and sporting culture, as well as clubs and societies on-campus for students. 

The city of New York is an exciting and bustling metropolis and home to some of the most famous and important cultural attractions in the world. These include the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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