Levermore Hall 115
Garden City, New York 11530
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Levermore Hall 115
Garden City, New York 11530
The Adelphi campus is secure, pastoral, beautifully cultivated and groomed. Nearby are the shops and restaurants of historic Garden City, and a commuter railroad station at the edge of campus is ready to take students into New York City for premier cultural events and social experiences.
Adelphi, the first institution of higher education on Long Island, is located in Garden City, New York-45 minutes from Manhattan but also a safe, beautiful world apart. The University serves a student body of almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate degree candidates at the Garden City campus and at satellite facilities in New York City and Huntington. To a variety of students-high school graduates, transfer students, graduate students in the professions, and adults seeking a change in their lives and careers-Adelphi offers an excellent education with a strong emphasis on modern, career-oriented approaches to the liberal arts and professional study; small classes; a committed, expert, and approachable faculty; choices among more than 40 majors and degree programs; excellent career preparation and development; remarkable cultural diversity; and a rich, vibrant, friendly campus life. Adelphi is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New York State Education Department, the National League for Nursing, the American Psychological Association, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and the Council on Social Work Education. It is a member of the College Board and the Association of American Colleges/Universities.
Adelphi's seven schools - the Honors College, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Education, Management and Business, Nursing, and Social Work, the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Study, and University College for Adults - boast 200 full-time faculty members and over 40 undergraduate majors, as well as 28 graduate programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees, in the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, education, nursing, and social work. An important feature of undergraduate education at Adelphi is the Core Curriculum, which is required of all students and is focused on the history and development of modern knowledge across many disciplines and fields. The University also sponsors a host of events and opportunities for study off campus in New York City and its environs. Adelphi has a strong commitment to international and intercultural education and welcomes students from all over the world. Adelphi administers a variety of study abroad programs that offer students a semester or a year of their bachelor's degree program at colleges and universities in other countries.
Studies leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in education are offered at Adelphi University.
Majors offered lead to the B.A. in anthropology, art, art education, biology, chemistry, communication disorders, communications, dance, economics, English, environmental studies, fine arts, history, international studies, Latin American studies, mathematics, philosophy, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, and speech arts/communicative disorders.
The B.S. is offered in art, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice administration, finance, management and communication, mathematics, music, nursing, and physical education. The B.B.A. is conferred in accounting and management. The B.F.A. is granted in theater. The B.S.W. is granted in social work.
Combined graduate and undergraduate programs are offered in business, education, nursing, physics, and social work.
In education, five-year combined bachelor's/master's degree programs are offered in adolescence education and childhood education. Students who wish to obtain certification in secondary education major in art, English, foreign languages (French and Spanish), mathematics, music, physical education, the sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics), or social studies (anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology).
Adelphi also offers a seven-year optometry program leading to the B.S. and O.D. degrees in cooperation with the State University of New York's College of Optometry, a seven-year dental program leading to the B.S. and D.M.D. degrees in cooperation with the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a six-year law program leading to either the B.A. or B.S. and the J.D. degrees in cooperation with New York Law School, a seven-year physical therapy program leading to the B.S. and D.P.T. degrees in cooperation with New York Medical College, a five- or six-year environmental studies program leading to either the B.A./B.S. or B.A./M.S. degrees in cooperation with Columbia University, a five-year computer science program leading to the B.A. or B.S. degree and the M.S. degree in cooperation with Polytechnic University, and a five-year engineering program leading to both the B.A. and B.S. degrees in cooperation with Columbia University, Polytechnic University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Stevens Institute of Technology.
The ABLE (Adult Baccalaureate Learning Experience) program, housed in the School of Business, offers a B.A. in humanistic studies, fine arts, and the social sciences and B.S. degree programs in management and communications and in criminal justice.
Adelphi is an international university, with students from 35 states and over 40 nations overseas. Students can participate in superb athletics programs, be active in student government, write for a variety of publications, join over 60 clubs and organizations, and become a part of a cohesive Greek-letter society that enhances a vibrant social life. About half of Adelphi's freshmen and a quarter of undergraduates reside on campus in six residential facilities. Adelphi's location, less than an hour away from the nation's foremost center of art, industry, communications, and intellect-New York City-means that students are offered many excursions, including trips to the theater and concerts, visits to museums and galleries, and informed tours of national centers for scientific research, government, and business. Proximity to New York also makes available a rich collection of speakers and entertainers who visit campus each year.
Facilities and Resources
Panther teams compete in 15 sports: men's soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, and cross-country; women's softball, soccer, volleyball, golf, basketball, tennis, and cross-country; and coeducational swimming. The men's soccer (Division I) and lacrosse, basketball, and baseball (Division II) teams are nationally recognized NCAA programs whose successes include recent national championships and a host of tournament bids. Women's softball and soccer are among the University's perennial tournament teams as well.
Residence Halls: Adelphi maintains six diverse residential communities including coeducational as well as single-gender residence halls, each supervised by a full-time professional residence hall director. RD and residence hall assistants sponsor hundreds of educational and social events and activities for residents throughout the year. University Libraries: Swirbul Library, the University's central library, houses over 670,000 volumes, a complete electronic database system, and more than 600,000 electronic resources based on CD-ROM technology. The Ruth S. Harley University Center: The University Center is the hub of student activities. It features atrium and fireplace lounges, several dining facilities, club meeting rooms, exhibition space, Barnes & Noble bookstore and ATM machine, game room, ballroom, and an interfaith chapel. Technology: Computer laboratories for student use are plentiful and available all over the campus. The campus-wide computer network, with a multitude of powerful applications and T-1 Internet access, is wired to go to every dorm room. New state-of-the-art computer research labs have been brought online in the biology, chemistry, physics, anthropology, and graphic arts departments. Sports and Fitness: Opportunities for recreational activities include swimming, track, tennis, squash, basketball, weight training, and other sports, as well as organized intramural activities such as flag football, basketball, team handball, floor hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, and a variety of other individual and team sports.
Adelphi offers more than 1,000 merit-based scholarships each year: Presidential Scholarships of up to $13,700; Honors Scholarships of $6,000 to $9,000; and Adelphi Scholarships of $3,000 to $6,000. In addition, merit awards are granted each year in athletics, art, and performing arts, and combination scholarships are given for general academic achievement. Special scholarships are also available for transfer students. Need-based financial aid is also available, both from Adelphi and from other sources, including state and federal programs and guaranteed loans. In all, about 60 percent of Adelphi undergraduates receive some form of aid.
Adelphi seeks students who on average have SAT scores over 1000 (or ACT equivalent) and rank in the top quarter of their class. Students offered places in the Honors College will have scores and grades substantially higher, and for students of promise whose past records do not allow admission to Adelphi's regular undergraduate programs, a limited number of places in the General Studies Program are available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with admission granted twice each year, for the semesters beginning in September and January. Applicants must be graduates of a recognized four-year high school or academy, having completed 16 units of coursework, or must offer acceptable evidence of an equivalent preparation. Transfer applicants must also have a satisfactory record at the community college or four-year institution attended.
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