Adelphi 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 coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 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 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities, and the world.

Credit Transfer

NCUK International Foundation Year students progressing to Adelphi University can get extra credit transfer of up to 18 credits. This is dependent on grades achieved and modules taken. For more information please contact

Why Choose Adelphi University?

  • Only 40 minutes from New York City
  • Named a Best College in the National Universities category
  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Beautiful and safe 30-hectare campus (approximately the size of 40 football/soccer fields)
  • 7 residence halls and 8 on-campus dining locations
  • 80+ student clubs and organizations, including the International Student Society
  • Recognized by Moneymagazine for excellence in Educational Quality, Affordability, and Alumni Earnings
  • More than 50 academic programs of study
  • All four seasons, with average high temperatures ranging from 4° Celsius in January to 29° Celsius in July

Awards and Achievements

  • U.S News & World Report: U.S. News & World Reportlisted Adelphi as a Best College in its 2017 critique of 1,600 institutions, ranking the school in the top ten percent nationwide
  • Princeton Review: The Princeton Reviewhas ranked Adelphi University among the Best Northeastern Colleges as well as its list of Green Colleges
  • USA Today College: USA TODAY Collegetabbed Adelphi as a top-10 school in the United States in the area of social work
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges: Adelphi has been recognized by the Fiske Guide to Collegesas one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions and for 11 consecutive years
  • Bethpage Best of Long Island: In 2017, Long Islanders voted Adelphi no. 1 in seven categories: Best College or University—Best Public Garden, Best Concert Venue, Best Local Live Theater, Kali Chan for Best Publicist and Dominic Scala for Best College Sports Coach, President, Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., was named Best College President
  • United Nations: In 2003, the United Nations’ Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations of the Department of Public Information approved Adelphi as a non-governmental organization in recognition of the University’s commitment to bringing “global awareness of international issues and the United Nations to the University community and the public.”



Adelphi University

1 South Ave
Garden City
NY 11530-0701
Phone: 800-233-5744

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