The honors and accolades have been rolling in pretty steady this past year at Garden City’s Adelphi University including the recent announcement by the Fiske Guide that it’s a “Best Buy” for the eighth year in a row. Accolades such as this don’t just give the University a chance to brag or boast about their accomplishments but also offer an independent study on how the school fares on the tuition-centric topic of return on investment.
Once again, Adelphi has been listed in the Princeton Review publication of best college rankings —The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition—which is based on surveys of 126,000 students attending these schools. Students rated everything from their financial aid to campus food. Princeton Review has also acknowledged Adelphi’s sustainability efforts by naming the school to its Guide to Green Colleges for a second consecutive year.
Adelphi, the oldest institution of higher education on Long Island has also recently been recognized by the Colleges of Distinction organization. This evaluation includes factors such as being respected by education professionals, having a strong focus on teaching undergraduates, offering a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities, promoting an active campus life, and is high valued by graduate programs and employers.
For the third year in a row, Adelphi University has been named to The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is a national award given in recognition to colleges and universities that have shown excellence in developing and implementing effective community engagement and community service programs at their institutions. This year, Adelphi was additionally honored by receiving the award “With Distinction,” a category reserved for “top tier applicant institutions.”
This year marked the first year Adelphi University’s athletics program was honored with the Northeast-10 Presidents’ Cup. The Presidents’ Cup is awarded to the institution that compiles the most cumulative points, based on finishes in the regular-season standings, from all of its programs competing in league championships. Adelphi joined the Northeast-10 in 2009.
As a Forbes Magazine Top College, Adelphi University has been endorsed for what its students get out of their education as opposed to what gets them in to the school. Another outlet, Business Insider, ranks Adelphi as #18 of 25 underrated colleges in the country. Crain’s New York publication hailed the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business as one of the largest M.B.A. programs in New York based on enrollment.
Payscale.com lists Adelphi as a leader amongst national universities in regards to the all-important return on investment factor (ROI). They detail the outcomes of students, analyzing the average salary of undergraduates and graduate level students and offer what employers are hiring graduates in what geographic locations. This data was also used by AffordableCollegesOnline.org which identified Adelphi as one of 84 colleges in New York where the degrees paid off and students earned more over their lifetimes than other institutions.
U.S. News listed Adelphi as a Best College in their critique of 1600 institutions, ranking the school in the top ten percent nationwide. Schools in the “National Universities” category evaluated by the publication offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and Ph.D. programs. These colleges are also noted for the commitment to groundbreaking research.
U.S. News has also named Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work to their “Best Graduate Schools” list; we have also been ranked as one of the “Best Colleges for Veterans.”
The Education Trust has also noted that Adelphi is a “Top 25 gainer in Hispanic student graduation rates among private institutions.” Their report—subtitled “Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students”—indicated that Adelphi has made strong gains in improving outcomes for Latino students.
Wrapping up a year of exceptional distinctions bestowed on the school, Adelphi University is proud to stands on its reputation of recognized academics, NCAA athletic programs, experiential learning opportunities and career fulfillment. The University will continue to challenge itself not to rest on these laurels but to continue to plant the seeds that will allow the student and the Adelphi community to grow.
Since this release was first published in August of 2013, less than two months later Adelphi University can also add other accolades as well including that they have been named to the list of Top 50 Schools in the US for Game Design and Development by Animation Career Review.
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Students may choose between the BS in Computer Science and the BS in Computer and Management Information Systems. Both degree programs offer a Game Development concentration. The Game Development concentration “focuses on the development of computer games and the relevant skills needed to create interactive software in a graphical, multi-player environment.” As part of the concentration, students will complete courses such as Game Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics and Image Processing, and Software Engineering. The Department also offers a Minor in Computer Science.
The College Database released its list of the Top Colleges in New York with the Best Student-Teacher Ratios. Each college or university on the list has a total enrollment exceeding 5,000, yet averages less than 20 students per faculty member. Adelphi ranks #11 in the state of New York, with a reported student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1 (IPEDS).
Adelphi University tied with another regional school for the highest percentage of teachers—12%—considered to be highly effective in student improvement on standardized math and English tests between fourth and eighth grade. This recognition was written about in the Wall Street Journal and on the Politico website.
As a 2014 Military Friendly School®, Adelphi University is ranked in the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
Adelphi University was featured in MyMajors magazine as one of the Top 20 schools with the most matched majors. Potential students take the MyMajors quiz and are matched to schools from their database of 7,200 institutes of higher education.
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.