Adelphi University was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts on Long Island. It is the first university in the metropolitan New York area to offer an M.S. in physics with a concentration in optics.

Adelphi University is chartered by the University of the State of New York, and is accredited by: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; the New York State Education Department; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the American Psychological Association; the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); the Council on Social Work Education; AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Adelphi University has been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive the 2010 Community Engagement Classification.

Ranking Profile:

- Adelphi University is ranked 159th among National Universities by US News & World Report 2011.

- The Princeton Review named Adelphi University a 2010 Best College in the Northeastern Region.

- It was one of only 26 universities nationwide to be named a “Best Buy” by the top-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges 2007.

- It has been selected as a “hidden gem” by Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews, and was cited by U.S. News & World Report for its innovative joint degree programs.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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