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I am a sophomore resident at Adelphi.Quite BrightPsychology
I am a sophomore resident at Adelphi. I don't mean to "beat a dead horse," but college is really what you make of it and nothing else. I have known people who hate Adelphi and also those who love it. The key to either one of these groups is the crowd you fall into at Adelphi. Because of the relative small size of the campus, it tends to be very cliquey. Those who fall into the wrong crowd who do nothing but smoke everyday, will hate this school. Those who fall into the crowd of people who want to go out and have a good time will love this school. Because of this, I recommend you chose your friends here very carefully. There are a lot more negative people here than positive, but if you can find the good one's you'll be set.

The classes here aren't that hard if you actually do the work. Most of the teachers are really helpful and nice but of course there are the few that are a nightmare.Overall, people usually gravitate to the extremes about Adelphi: hate it or love it. Find good friends who actually want to do stuff and actually do your work and you won't regret coming here. Good luck.

1st Year Male -- Class 2011
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: B-
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Diamondopolous nearly ruined this school.Economics
Diamondopolous nearly ruined this school. I managed to get into Columbia for grad school to save my career. Fortunately, I hear good things about the new President - but Adelphi went from a fairly competitive ranking all the way down to non-competitive. It will take a lot of public relations to restore the alumn feelings for this place - a School President with $100,000 desks just turns me off when it comes to donations to the school. What was that Board thinking that they allowed him to abuse the institution like that? Thankfully a dedicated faculty really seemed to save something.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Upon entering Adelphi my freshman year, I instantlyBrightUndecided
Upon entering Adelphi my freshman year, I instantly knew this school was not for me. Academically, the work is not too hard and the classes are small. The teachers are great, all very flexible and willing to provide extra help and give you breaks (i had several teaches let me do extra credit when I wasn't supposed to). The social life sucks, with the majority of students from the New York area, the campus becomes a ghost town on weekends. My floor which had about 40 guys living on it, would have only 5-10 students around on the avg weekend. Their are parties on the weekends, if you are down to spend alot of money, and goto bars like the one in "my new f*cking haircut" then Thursday night is perfect for you. All parties that go down are far off campus. The city is close, which I spent alot of time in. But the city isnt close enough where you can just wander to one night without a plan as to what to do. The small campus also feels like high school all over again, with the same stupid gossip that shouldnt go on in college. If your not going to join a frat or a sorority, and you dont plan on going home every weekend. This school is for sure not for you!
1st Year Male -- Class 2011
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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