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For the first time ever, Adelphi University was ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) 2024 World University Rankings by Subject.

Three of the University’s subject areas were included: education, psychology and social sciences.

THE’s 11 subject rankings use similar performance indicators—including learning and research environments, research quality and international outlook—as the overall World University Rankings 2024, a list of premier global universities that included Adelphi for the first time this year.

“Following our Momentum 2 strategic plan, Adelphi has worked diligently to enhance our distinction in Core Four academic areas—including some of the disciplines these rankings recognize us for,” said Christopher Storm, PhD, provost and executive vice president. “We are pleased to see that our efforts are also being recognized by these highly respected global rankings.”


In education, Adelphi ranked in the 401–500 range out of 703 institutions around the world that are leading in the disciplines of education, teacher training and academic studies in education. Only 124 United States universities and just five in New York state were ranked this year.


In psychology, Adelphi ranked in the 501–600 range. This year’s list highlights universities specializing in several areas of psychology, including education, sport, business, animal and clinical psychology. Adelphi joins 621 other universities, including 150 institutions in the United States and just 10 in New York state.

Social Sciences

In the social sciences subject category—comprising communication and media studies, politics and international studies, sociology and geography—Adelphi ranked 801-plus and was one of 155 universities in the United States and one of 11 in New York state ranked for this subject. This year’s list included 997 universities from around the world.

See more information about Adelphi’s awards and recognitions, including double-digit surges in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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