Adelphi University Housing and Nearby Apartments


For undergraduate students seeking Adelphi on-campus housing--usually about 40% of all incoming freshman, and nearly 25% of the total undergraduate student body--the school offers seven residential halls, each with standard dormitory amenities such as common areas with televisions; kitchenettes with stove top burners and microwaves; vending machines; and laundry facilities. All of Adelphi on-campus housing is co-ed, but each residence has its own distinctive character, from Chapman Hall, home of the school's Green Committee; to Eddy Hall, notable for its floor in which new freshmen are paired with upper-class student mentors; to the international-minded Linen Hall, where there's an emphasis on fostering a quiet and relaxed atmosphere; and the state-of-the-art New Hall A (opened in 2003, and featuring private bathrooms, individual climate controls, and comfortable lounges and study areas on every floor) and New Hall B, which welcomed its first students in the fall of 2011, and which is powered by geothermal technology. Residential Life can give you more information about securing a spot in the residence halls. Still though, this remains something of commuter school, with more than three-quarters of its undergraduates and all its graduate students--thousands of folks in all--needing off-campus housing every year. Adelphi faculty housing is also at a premium. And that's where Urban Edge can come in handy. Here you'll find up-to-date Nassau County rental apartment listings in all sizes and for a variety of prices. And though the lovely suburban neighborhood of Garden City would be nice, proximity-wise, all of this prettiness and greenery comes with a price. Most students and faculty looks beyond the immediate neighborhood to nearby communities such as Hempstead, Uniondale, and Mineola. Garden City also has a dedicated Long Island Rail Road station--it's about 40 minutes to Manhattan's Penn Station--which opens up a lot of Queens and even Manhattan neighborhoods as well.

About Adelphi University

Adelphi University began its life in Brooklyn; specifically, in the neighborhood of Clinton Hill (though at the time it was part of Fort Greene), in 1863, as a prep school called Adelphi Academy, in a building that is now part of one of the best art, design, and architecture schools in the country, Pratt Institute. But after outgrowing its space and moving and outgrowing its space again in several other Brooklyn-area locations, Adelphi University finally made the move to its present home in Garden City, Long Island. The year was 1929, which makes the university the oldest institution of higher learning in all of Long Island. And although Adeplhi University today has a small presence in Manhattan, in Long Island's Suffolk County, and in the Hudson Valley, it is this 55-acre Nassau County campus that remains the heart of the school. Adeplhi was a women's college for the first approximately two decades after its move to Garden City, and though it has been a co-educational institution since the end of the Second World War, enrollment here still skews heavily female. In fact, nearly 70% of the more than 5,000 undergraduate students are women. The University offers its undergraduates eight different colleges in which to concentrate their studies, the most popular being Arts and Sciences and the respected College of Nursing and Public Health, with the Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the School of Business, and the School of Education also maintaining robust programs. Adelphi also has half that number again in its graduate population, with some 2,500 students working toward their Masters degrees. There are also a small number of doctoral candidates and advanced certificate students in any given year on campus. Scroll down for a list of apartments near Adelphi University.