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Garden City, New York
About Adelphi
Location: Garden City, New York
Enrollment: 8,146
Setting: Suburban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 22,495
Climate: 4.2°C - 29.3°C
U.S. News Rank: #170
International Student Rate: 3.1%

Adelphi University is set on a beautiful, sprawling campus in Garden City, New York, just 40 minutes from New York City. We combine challenging academic programs with hands-on internship experience to set you up for career success.

Why Adelphi?

Adelphi University is a nationally ranked 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, Business and Education and Health and Wellness.

  • #166 Best National Universities — U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #102 Best Value School—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • Top 20% Safest College Campuses –, 2019
  • 58 countries represented on campus
  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 115,000+ alumni worldwide
  • Alumni work at Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Google and New York Stock Exchange
  • 240+ major companies including IBM and Merrill Lynch recruit on campus
  • United Nations connections
Get Involved & Get Outdoors
  • 80+ student clubs, organizations, and recreational sports
  • 23 Division II sports teams including soccer, tennis and volleyball
  • State-of-the-art fitness facilities and student center
  • 20 minutes to Jones Beach for swimming, nature walks and concerts
Garden City: Small Campus Experience, Big City Access

At Adelphi, you get the best of both worlds: a true university experience, just minutes from the cultural and financial capital of the world.

Weather & Climate

Located in the northeastern United States, New York enjoys all four seasons. In the fall and spring, you can expect moderate temperatures, while summers are warm and winters see snow.

Nearby New York City

With New York City just a short train ride away, you can visit some of the most iconic sites in the U.S.

  • Visit the Statue of Liberty, go to the top of the Empire State Building, stroll Central Park or walk down Wall Street.
  • Explore the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and thousands more art museums and galleries.
  • Take in a Broadway show in Times Square or an opera at the Met.
  • Home to UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Aflac and CNN
  • Attend a baseball game at the world-famous Yankee Stadium.
  • Access to 3 major international airports - JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
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Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Arts and Sciences



Art and design education*

Art history*

Graphic design*

Studio art*





Criminal justice



Environmental studies


Interdisciplinary studies

International studies

Languages, literature and cultures

• French

• Spanish

Latin American studies

Mathematics and computer science

• Computer and management information systems

• Computer science



Music education*



Political science


Theatre arts*

• Acting*

• Design technology*

*These degree programs have additional portfolio or audition requirements for admission into the program.

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology



Robert B. Willumstad School of Business






Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Communication disorders

Exercise science

Physical education

Sport management

Five-Year Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs




Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP)

• Adolescent education

• Childhood education

• TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Dual and Joint Degree Programs

Dentistry* (New York University College of Dentistry)

Engineering** (Columbia University)

Environmental Studies** (Columbia University)

Law* (Albany Law School)

Medicine* (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Optometry* (SUNY College of Optometry)

Physical Therapy** (New York Institute of Technology/ New York Medical College)

Podiatry* (New York College of Podiatric Medicine)

Veterinary Medicine** (Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine)

*Degree programs available to standard applicants only.

**Students may apply to these degree programs during their studies at Adelphi.

Honors College

This prestigious program provides you with a personalized liberal arts education within a close-knit community of students and scholars. The Honors College supplements your major with a heavy emphasis on reading and writing through the study of the arts, music and history.

Levermore Global Scholars Program

Want to enhance your area of study? Join this prestigious program’s active learning community. You’ll learn more about your major in a global context and have access to leadership opportunities involved in causes that make the world a better place.

School of Social Work

Social Work

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates and program costs information, please visit


Entry Requirements

International Direct
2 semesters
Academic Accelerator
2 semesters
Extended Accelerator
3 semesters
Pre-Sessional English
GPA minimum 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.5
TOEFL® minimum 80+, no sub-score below 16 68, no sub-score below 14 60, no sub-score below 12 30+
IELTS™ minimum 6.5+, no sub-score below 6.0 5.5, no sub-score below 5.0 5.0, no sub-score below 4.5 3.5+
ITEP minimum 4.5 3.5 no sub-score below 3.0 3.0 no sub-score below 2.5 2.5-2.9

Note: All students will take an English language assessment test during their orientation. This test is the primary means for final placement and could vary from the preliminary placement identified on your offer letter. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees.

Major Lists
College of Arts and Science

Applied Mathematics and Statistics (M.S.)

Biology (M.S.)*

Computer Science (M.S.)

Creative Writing (M.F.A.)

Environmental Studies (M.S.)

*Not available for Pre-Sessional Students

College of Nursing and Public Health

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Healthcare Informatics (M.S.)

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

General Psychology (M.A.)

School Psychology (M.A.) *

Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) *

* Students may apply as direct entry or through the General Psychology accelerator. Admission to the program isn’t guaranteed.

Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

Master of Business Administration in Management (M.B.A.)

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (M.S.)

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Childhood Special Education Studies (M.S.) (Non-Certification)***

Education Technology (M.A.) (Non-Certification)***

Exercise Science (M.S.)

Sport Management (M.S.)

Community Health Promotion (M.A.)

Educational Theatre, Storytelling, and the Arts (Non-Certification) (M.A.)

Physical Education* (M.A.)


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A.) (Non-Certification)***

* Joint degree with College of Arts and Sciences

** Not available for Pre-Sessional students

*** These degrees are available only as a non-certification track. Students will not receive a New York State certification upon completion.

School of Social Work

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates and program costs information, please visit

Entry Requirements

Direct Master’s Accelerator Program
1 semester
Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program
1 semester
Master’s Accelerator Program
2 semesters
GPA minimum 3.0–3.5 (varies by degree) 3.0 2.5
TOEFL® minimum 80 (no part score below 18) 74 (no part score below 16) 68 (no part score below 14)
IELTS™ minimum 6.5 (no part score below 6.0) 6.0 (no part score below 5.5) 5.5 (no part score below 5.0)
Progression Requirments Standard progression 3.25 with no course grade lower than B 3.25 with no course grade lower than B

*GPA requirements for Direct MAP students vary depending on the degree program and additional admission requirements.

**GMAT score requirements are applicable to Direct MAP students in the M.B.A. or Supply Chain Management programs. GMAT score requirements are dependent on a student’s GPA.

***GPA and English requirements for MAP students differ for TESOL.

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Garden City, New York
About Adelphi
Location: Garden City, New York
Enrollment: 8,146
Setting: Suburban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 22,495
Climate: 4.2°C - 29.3°C
U.S. News Rank: #170
International Student Rate: 3.1%
All the faculty and staff at Adelphi have a deep passion and strong willingness to help all the students. Each time you face any troubles or problems, you will see that they are already prepared to help you and solve any problems with you.
Shaun (Zhiyi) Xiao - China