September 4, 2018

Adelphi Welcomes Its Largest First-Year Class in History

After welcoming the two largest classes in its history in the fall of 2016 and 2017, Adelphi has done it again—continuing its streak and setting a new record as 1,257 first-year students arrived on campus at the end of August.

It’s an incredible accomplishment, especially in this new era when Excelsior Scholarships offer qualifying students in New York free tuition at state universities. It’s a reflection of the value students place on an Adelphi education and the benefits they see in our small classes and personalized approach.

And the incoming class isn’t just our largest. It’s one of our most diverse, too, with over 46 percent identifying as diverse.

First-year students aren’t the only newcomers on campus this fall. They’re joined by 471 new transfer students and nearly 1,000 new graduate and doctoral students, a number that continues to grow as late-arriving students enter our graduate programs.

Altogether, new students at Adelphi come from 53 countries (including, for the first time, Mongolia!) and 40 states across America. New undergraduates plan on pursuing degrees in 52 different majors, while new graduate students are entering 70 different programs.

We welcome our new students from wherever they hail and celebrate their diversity, their backgrounds and the new perspectives they will bring to Adelphi.


For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
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