Adelphi University comprises a small liberal arts college and a cluster of professional schools that have grown up in close relationship to the needs of the region. Its mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education and to offer professional preparation of the first rank.
Adelphi is a place of opportunity where students gain the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Adelphi prides itself on a distinguished 118-year history. With one of the lowest tuitions among the 19 private colleges and universities on Long Island, Adelphi has been named a Best Buy by the Fiske Guide to Colleges for eight consecutive years. A low student-to-faculty ratio (10:1) enables Adelphi to carry out its commitment to personalized education. And Adelphi's graduation ratesthe highest of any comprehensive private college in the Long Island region-- are proof of the effectiveness of its approach.