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Adelphi University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Adelphi University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,762 out of 9,367 applicants or 72% were admitted making Adelphi University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Adelphi University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,119 3,248 9,367
Accepted 4,515 2,247 6,762
Acceptance Rate 74% 69% 72%
Enrolled 573 295 868
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Adelphi University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Adelphi University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Adelphi University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 995. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1100 1310
SAT Reading 560 660
SAT Math 540 640
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 22 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >81%
22 to 25 Avg + 72%-81%
19 to 22 Avg - 60%-72%
16 to 19 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 16 Low <47%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >81%
1205 to 1310 Avg + 72%-81%
1100 to 1205 Avg - 60%-72%
995 to 1100 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 995 Low <47%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Adelphi University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Adelphi University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Adelphi University accepts 72% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Adelphi University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188429 IPEDS survey data for Adelphi University.



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