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Adelphi University

Overview of Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.
More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


Adelphi University’s Manhattan Center is located in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, at 75 Varick Street at the intersection of Varick and Canal Streets, where art and trade converge. The Center is easily accessible from Wall Street and Midtown and is well served by subways connecting students, faculty and administrators to Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

  • Chris Armas – professional soccer player, Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and current women’s soccer coach at Adelphi.
  • Michael Balboni – Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for the State of New York.
  • Ron Bruder – American entrepreneur who runs Middle East education non-profits, named on the Time 100 Melanie.
  • Chartoff-actress and comedienne.
Fun Facts
  • It is the oldest institution of higher education in suburban Long Island.
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