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Adelphi University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1896
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,930
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $89,093,102
Admissions Address

1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Website

http://www.adelphi.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@adelphi.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Christine Murphy
Admissions office telephone: (800) 233-5744
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 31
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.adelphi.edu/prepare/admis Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 77%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 65%
Total applicants: 5,496
Total acceptances: 3,720
Total freshman enrollment: 839
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 19%
Male applicants: 1,814
Male acceptances: 1,159
Male freshman enrollment: 244
 
Female applicants: 3,682
Female acceptances: 2,561
Female freshman enrollment: 595
Out-of-state freshmen: 12%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 48%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 85%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 45%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 75%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 580
Math: 490 – 590
Combined: 970 – 1170

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.2% 5.1%
600-699 15.4% 19.3%
500-599 49.3% 50.1%
400-499 32.3% 24.9%
300-399 0.8% 0.6%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 10%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 25
Math: 20 – 25
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.2% 8.6% 2.5%
24-29 34.6% 25.9% 33.3%
18-23 58.0% 49.4% 48.1%
12-17 6.2% 16.0% 16.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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