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January 13, 2015

I Know: Scholarships Matter

You have seen that, for nine years in a row, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, compiled by former New York Times education reporter Ted Fiske, has designated Adelphi as one of two dozen institutions designated as a “Best Buy” in American private high education, thus underscoring our high academic standards and graduation rates, and our moderate tuition level. Our tuition is 25% less than neighboring campuses which have lower graduation rates. We can continue to receive such recognition as long as we can keep our tuition moderate. The bond rating agency Standard & Poor’s commended Adelphi for its strict cost controls, and the University community works diligently to make the best and most effective use of Adelphi’s fiscal and personnel resources. One of the few remaining ways we can keep tuition moderate is through increasing levels of endowment and expendable funds for student scholarships which will have a direct impact on a student’s ability to pay for an Adelphi experience.

Donor-funded scholarships provide tremendous benefit to the students they support, and they further secure the foundation of Adelphi’s fiscal strength and well-earned reputation for affordable excellence.

Robert A. Scott
President of Adelphi University

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

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

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 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, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
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