Adelphi University is a private university in Garden City, New York. It was established in 1896 as Adelphi College with just 57 students and 16 instructors. The university now serves over 7,500 students annually and employs over 1,000 academic staff. Adelphi University is the oldest university in suburban Long Island. The university is organized into several schools and colleges, including the College of Nursing and Public Health. The campus has a unique look, as most of the buildings are symmetrical. In fact, one of the buildings includes a second chimney simply to keep the symmetrical appearance between buildings.
Five nursing programs are offered, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and PhD programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program provides students with hands-on training at local clinics and through simulated learning environments. The accelerated program is designed to be completed in 14 months with a full-time schedule, with classes starting during the summer semester. To apply for the RN to BSN program, registered nurses must have a 3.0 GPA and an associate degree in nursing. The MSN program includes four different specialty tracks, including Administration, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Education.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students7,978|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1240|
|ACT||22 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,080/credit|
|In State Students||$1,080/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,080/credit|
|In District Students||$1,226/credit|
|In State Students||$1,226/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,226/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Adelphi University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||12%||$1,886|
|State Grant & Scholarships||44%||$3,089|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||89%||$17,539|
|Federal Student Loans||58%||$5,900|
$27,925Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$23,842|
|$30,001 to $48,000$25,875|
|$48,001 to $75,000$28,180|
|$75,001 to $110,000$31,759|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.