Adelphi University
Adelphi University

About Us

Adelphi is one of the most selective private institutions on Long Island, admitting only 70 percent of the freshman application pool. Currently, Adelphi enrolls 8,333 students from 40 states and 49 foreign countries.Adelphi can trace its roots to Adelphi Academy, a private preparatory school located at 412 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, founded in 1863.Adelphi College, one of the first co-educational colleges chartered by the University of the State of New York and the oldest private liberal arts university on Long Island, was founded in 1896 through the efforts of Dr. Charles H. Levermore and Timothy Woodruff. Dr. Levermore became its first president. Mr. Woodruff, a former Lieutenant Governor of New York State, served as president of the Board of Trustees.Adelphi's Garden City campus, established in 1929, has five buildings designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Meade & White, and two buildings designed by the internationally-celebrated architect Richard Neutra. In 2002, the Garden City campus became a registered arboretum. In 2006, the new Fine Arts and Facilities Building opened on the south end of campus, providing state-of-the-art studio and exhibition space for the visual arts. Adelphi's new recreation and sports complex and performing arts center are slated for completion in 2008, which will again transform the appearance of the campus.