Why study at Adelphi?

Here are a few reasons why students from around the world love this university close to New York City.

Garden City:
Two sides of New York

Garden City offers the charm, calm and safety of a small town. And when you want even more culture and excitement, thrilling New York City is just a short train ride from Adelphi’s Garden City campus.


Only 40 minutes from New York City.


Close to internships in NYC for companies including AIG, PepsiCo and Verizon.


All four seasons, with average high temperatures ranging from 4° Celsius in January to 29° Celsius in July.


Population of approximately 22,000 people.1


20 minutes to JFK International Airport, with flights from 70+ airlines.


20 minutes to swimming, a nature center and concerts at Jones Beach.

Committed to excellence

Did you know that Money magazine named Adelphi University one of the Best Colleges for excellence in educational quality? At Adelphi, you’ll learn from engaged and experienced professors.


Named a Best College in the National Universities category.2


10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.


Recognized by Money magazine for excellence in Educational Quality, Affordability, and Alumni Earnings.


More than 50 academic programs of study.


Most popular undergraduate degrees: Arts and Sciences and Business.


College of Nursing and Public Health and School of Social Work on the Best Graduate Schools list.2

Student life:
Active, fun and diverse

Adelphi provides an authentic U.S. college experience. Like studying in the modern library. And relaxing with friends on the beautiful campus. And, yes, exploring the sights in nearby New York City.


Beautiful and safe 30-hectare campus (approximately the size of 40 football/soccer fields).


7 residence halls and 8 on-campus dining locations.


5,000+ undergraduate students and 9% international postgraduate students.


4,800+ undergraduate and 2,400+ postgraduate students.


80+ student clubs and organizations, including the International Student Society.


23 sports teams, including football/soccer, tennis and volleyball.


Flexibility was essential – I was confident about applying the skillset that I had developed at Adelphi. Now the dreams that I harbored while an undergrad are my reality.”

– Kanishka Kelshikar from India (B.S. Honors, Mathematics, Economics ’09)

1 U.S. Census Bureau
2 U.S. News & World Report

Your first choice for a first-year experience.

Adelphi International makes it easy to adjust to life in a new school, city and country. Learn more about how we can help you succeed as an international student: