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 almost 8,000 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 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.
Programs and Curriculum at Adelphi University
From its inception, Adelphi University has been responsive to student aspirations, societal needs and the changing career landscape.
We have adapted our degree programs and continuing education opportunities to better meet the demands of today’s technology-driven, global, and interconnected economy and society. The ability of our graduates to successfully navigate these connections, emerge as leaders, and make contributions in their communities is the hallmark of an Adelphi education.
Awards, Rankings and Recognition for Adelphi University
Adelphi University has been nationally recognized and cited by many well-respected organizations and publications, such as U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Money, Forbes and The Princeton Review as a top choice for quality education.
At a time when higher education is under intense scrutiny to demonstrate its relevance and value, we’re proud to know that other people are taking notice of the great things happening at Adelphi.
The Student Experience at Adelphi University
Adelphi’s vibrant student experience includes rich learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom.
Offering a first-rate university education involves creating rich learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom. Adelphi has given top priority to introducing innovative programs that extend student learning and engagement into new realms. An outstanding example is the Jaggar Community Fellows Program. Introduced in 2010, Community Fellows places undergraduate students in paid summer internships at regional nonprofit organizations. Students gain crucial on-the-job experience and knowledge while also contributing their time, expertise and skills to assist vital community organizations. In 2014, Adelphi placed about 70 students at 41 nonprofits.
Adelphi builds on a long tradition of global engagement dating back to its first president, Charles Levermore, PhD. As an outspoken internationalist, friend and classmate of Woodrow Wilson and recipient of the Bok Peace Prize, Dr. Levermore set an inspiring example. In 2006, Adelphi introduced its Levermore Global Scholars Program, an academic and co-curricular program designed to give select students across all majors additional exposure to global learning and service. Levermore Global Scholars can take advantage of global internships, programs with the United Nations, unique service projects and leadership training as well as individualized research opportunities. In recent years, Adelphi has expanded the study-abroad opportunities for all of its students. Today, students can choose from semester- and year-long programs as well as short-term, faculty-led intercession and summer courses in locations around the globe.