Adelphi University (AU)

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Adelphi University can be found in Garden City, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 8,700 students enrolled per year at Adelphi University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1530 (25th percentile) to 1830 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Adelphi University. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Adelphi University (AU) average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 68 percent with 14 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Adelphi University (AU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Adelphi University was reported as 68.1% in Fall 2013 with over 8,650 college applications submitted to AU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • AU SAT Scores: 1530 - 1830
  • AU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • AU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Adelphi University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Adelphi University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Adelphi University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.7%
  • 2010-2011: 69.6%
  • 2011-2012: 69.2%
  • 2012-2013: 66.5%
  • 2013-2014: 68.1%
  • Projected AU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.1%

How Does Adelphi University (AU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for AU is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Molloy College72.7%
SUNY College at Old Westbury58.0%
New York Institute of Technology74.1%
CUNY York College35.1%
SUNY Maritime College64.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Adelphi University (AU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math520 - 620
Writing510 - 610
Total Score1530 - 1830
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math22 - 27
Composite Score19 - 24
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