Adelphi is a modern metropolitan university with a uniquely personalized approach to learning. We’re dedicated to transforming students’ lives through world-class academics, a focus on student success, and a warm and inclusive community.
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See how Adelphi has transformed into the powerful institution it is today.
Leadership at Adelphi
Christine M. Riordan, PhD, is the first woman to serve as president of Adelphi University in New York. She is an internationally recognized expert in leadership development, team building, and diversity and inclusion, and is recognized for her groundbreaking initiatives to personalize and transform the higher education experience.
Nationally recognized institution.
Adelphi University is no longer New York’s best-kept secret. We’re a strongly ranked, powerfully connected research university offering 120+ exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs through eight schools and colleges.
Founded in 1896, we were the first private, coeducational university on Long Island. Today, our main campus in Garden City and our dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, Suffolk County, and online are home away from home to a diverse population of nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 64 countries.
You can learn more about us, our history and how our students succeed throughout the Meet Adelphi section. Here are a few places to get you started: