July 2, 2013
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Adelphi University Named “Best Buy” in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014

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Fiske 2014 Best Buy

Rating comes from the top independent voice in college admissions

Once again Adelphi University has been rated a “Best Buy” in higher education by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014. The university has held this honor for the last eight years. To be qualified as a “Best Buy” institution, former New York Times education editor, Edward B. Fiske takes into account many qualities, such as “four- or five-star academic ratings, inexpensive or moderate price category, and quality of student life on campus.”

In this 30th anniversary edition of the guide, Adelphi University is the only Long Island based institute of higher education on the list of 21 public and 20 private colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

At a time when higher education is under intense scrutiny to demonstrate its relevance and value, Adelphi University has recently been recognized by national outlets that measure collegiate success including:

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Adelphi University was ranked as a “Top 15 Overperformer” in undergraduate academic reputation;
  • Business Insider ranked Adelphi University #18 in The 25 Most Underrated Colleges In America;
  • The Education Trust rated Adelphi University as a “Top 25 Gainers in Hispanic Student Graduation Rates Among Private Institutions” in their “Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students;”

On sale in bookstores the Fiske Guide to Colleges is also available as an iPad app on iTunes and a Web app on Fiske Interactive ($19.99) allows families to go beyond the book by viewing photos of each campus, creating school lists, and taking virtual notes. Readers will discover the real personality of Adelphi University based on a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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