Adelphi University

Garden City, NY 11530
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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. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students7,978
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 51 324
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1240
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,080/credit
In State Students$1,080/credit
Out of State Students$1,080/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,226/credit
In State Students$1,226/credit
Out of State Students$1,226/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $48,600 $48,600 $48,600
ADN 70 $75,600 $75,600 $75,600
BSN 125 $135,000 $135,000 $135,000
FNP 50 $61,300 $61,300 $61,300
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 34% $4,864
Other Federal Grant 12% $1,886
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $3,089
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 89% $17,539
Federal Student Loans 58% $5,900
Private Loans 9% $16,236


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$31,758

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Adelphi University
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530

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