Adelphi University New York Interview with Kristen Capezza

General information

Founded in 1896, Adelphi University is a private university located on a beautiful campus in Garden City, New York. The historic Long Island location is about 45 minutes from New York City, and the many beaches and parks are easy to reach. The university won the best public garden for its beautiful grounds from the Best Long Island Awards. Adelphi students come from more than 41 states and 48 countries.
Adelphi uses the common app for admissions, so extracurricular activities and essays are important parts of the application. While optional, students are encouraged to schedule an admission interview. Their most popular programs are: Business Administration, Communications, English, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Social Work.
Benefits include seminar courses with small groups of students, special cultural events and a range of travel and research opportunities. Student life is active with over 80 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Adelphi Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference for most sports. Men’s soccer and women’s bowling compete at Division I level.

Kristen Capezza, Vice President of Enrollment Management and University Communications at Adelphi University, honored us by responding to our mini-interview.

Why should students choose your university?

Adelphi University, a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university, offers more than 60 exceptional programs across the Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.  Students who graduate from Adelphi join more than 116,000 Adelphi graduates who are active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Is it an advantage to get your application in early? Such as Early Bird

Adelphi offers the option for first year students to apply Early Action – a non-binding option that allows students to have an admission decision back by the end of December. This maximizes the amount of time a student has to visit campus, get to know our community and decide to join the Adelphi family. Additionally, applying early allows students the maximum consideration for scholarship and need based financial assistance.

What sports, societies and student clubs are available at the university?

Adelphi offers 23 Division II varsity sports as a member of the Northeast10 conference. Additionally, we have more than 80 student clubs and organizations, club sports, and intramural activities for our students to take advantage of – everything from community service to greek life to academic honor societies to multicultural clubs and organizations. We are proud of our actively engaged student body!

What careers have recent graduates gone on to?

94% of recent Adelphi graduates (from the class of 2019) were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. And their average starting salary? $75,000 – that’s 38% higher than the national average! Graduates go on to careers as educators, speech language pathologists, business professionals, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, psychologists, historians, and more. I encourage students to visit to learn more about student careers and outcomes.

Do most students stay on campus on weekends?

We are Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, housing more than 1200 residents on our beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York-just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities. We also offer dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, Suffolk County, and online.  We offer a great variety of weekend programming both on and off campus, helping to serve our students from more than 40 states and 60 countries.

Distinguished for its extraordinary residential area and garden atmosphere, Adephi University advances its mission statement of “creating a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity and deep community engagement”. Would you study here?

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