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 8,800 students enrolled per year at Adelphi University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1060 (25th percentile) to 1250 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 21 (25th percentile) to 27 (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 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 74 percent with 11 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Adelphi University (AU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Adelphi University was reported as 74.3% in Fall 2020 with over 13,900 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 ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • AU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Adelphi University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of AU 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Adelphi University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 70.3%
  • 2017-2018: 73.1%
  • 2018-2019: 74.2%
  • 2019-2020: 74.3%
  • Projected AU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 68.4%

How Does Adelphi University (AU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for AU is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Molloy College78.0%
New York Institute of Technology67.8%
SUNY College at Old Westbury77.8%
CUNY York College72.8%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Adelphi University (AU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math530 - 620
Total Score1060 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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