Adelphi University comprises a small liberal arts college and a cluster of professional schools that have grown up in close relationship to the needs of the region. Our mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education and to offer professional preparation of the first rank in arts, education, business, clinical psychology, social work, nursing and other health sciences.
The University prepares a broad spectrum of graduates and undergraduates for a wide range of life pursuits while fostering a passion for knowledge; an understanding and a questioning of cultural values; and a view of themselves as independent, lifelong learners, and contributors to knowledge and service in an ever-changing world.
Adelphi University is committed to providing a high-quality education for all of its students: for undergraduates and graduates, for those coming directly from high schools, and for those who transfer from community and other colleges, for those studying the liberal arts and sciences, for those pursuing specific career preparations in the professional schools, and for those nontraditional students seeking access to higher levels of learning.
Recognizing the interrelatedness of worldwide political, scientific, and cultural life, Adelphi University is committed to sustaining and improving its ethnic, social, and geographic diversity, and curricula that reflect global awareness. Thus, Adelphi recruits students not only from Long Island and the greater metropolitan New York area, but nationally and internationally as well. Adelphi also seeks to attract an outstanding faculty, committed to teaching excellence, scholarly inquiry and artistic achievement, and public service, from all parts of the United States and from abroad.
Adelphi believes in the broad development of students necessary to their serving as effective and enlightened persons in society. In addition, therefore, to its traditional emphasis on teaching and research, Adelphi supports the growth of students outside the classroom by offering a wide range of cultural and artistic programs, and leadership and participatory opportunities in athletics and recreational programs; in internships, public and community service; and in student government.
Adelphi University will be the leading private university in the region for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty who value excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, and service to one’s community. The University will be known for the competence of its graduates, its strong programs and interdisciplinary orientation, its welcoming of the community onto the campus, and its impact on the broader society through educational, economic, intellectual and cultural initiatives.
Adelphi University is a place where: