Adelphi University

Garden City, NY 11530

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 412
Nursing Administration Master's degree 8
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 49
Nursing Education Master's degree 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Adelphi University

Molloy College
2.83 miles away
New York Institute of Technology
6.83 miles away
LIU Post
7.5 miles away
The College of New Rochelle
13.99 miles away
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
16.15 miles away
St. Joseph's College-New York
16.61 miles away
Teachers College at Columbia University
17.19 miles away
Columbia University in the City of New York
17.21 miles away
Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn
17.28 miles away
Concordia College-New York
17.63 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 600
SAT: Math510 to 610
SAT: Writing500 to 620
ACT Composite22 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$25,516
30k to 48k$24,567
48k to 75k$30,041
75k to 110k$31,353
Over 110k$31,962
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,040.00 $1,040.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,179.00 $1,179.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Adelphi University - Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship

This program is a merit-based award to New York high school graduates who have achieved academic excellence as a high school student and who enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private New [...]

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted [...]

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing
Adelphi University
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530

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