May 6, 2019

Adelphi Marks Fourth Record Year in Applications, Anticipates a Diverse Class of 2023

Now that college decision day, May 1, has passed, Adelphi University reports a fourth consecutive record-setting year of applications from 13,723 prospective undergraduates, an 8 percent increase over last year. The Office of University Admissions met with nearly 25 percent of these applicants at Adelphi’s beautiful, award-winning Garden City campus, less than an hour from New York City.

“The continued growth in applications and enrollment is a sign of Adelphi’s increasing national appeal and recognition,” said Kristen Capezza, M.B.A. ’12, Adelphi’s vice president for enrollment management.

An institution rising fast in the rankings, Adelphi is attracting applicants worldwide, resulting in a diverse student body that currently hails from 41 states and 58 countries.

This fall, Adelphi will welcome more than 1,100 first-year students into one of its most diverse classes to date, a reflection of the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In just a few months, a class comprising approximately 20.5 percent Hispanic students, 14.7 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 9.3 percent black/African American, 3.5 percent identifying as of two or more races, and 46.3 percent white (with an additional 5.5 percent undisclosed), will walk the paths and fill the classrooms of the campus.

“With small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support students, Adelphi is committed to creating an education tailored to each and every student,” Capezza said. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 to Adelphi.”


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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 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, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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