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I really enjoyed my time as a studentQuite BrightCommunications
I really enjoyed my time as a student at Adelphi. As someone who transferred from another university after having a miserable experience, I can easily say that Adelphi totally changed my views on college.

I primarily worked with the Communications and English departments. I found that professors in both departments were very accommodating. A majority were always willing to make time for you and were pleasant both in and out of class. I was especially impressed with the English department. I was actually an English minor, but they treated me no differently than one of their majors. They were always willing to sign any papers I needed to get a seat in a class marked for "majors only" and really worked with me to make sure I was growing as a writer and expressing the thoughts I wanted to. This treatment was really awesome and my appreciation for that particular department will never be forgotten.

As far as classes were concerned, I felt challenged enough during my time here. It was good because I was definitely learning, but I was never confused or felt overwhelmed. It was just the right amount of challenging for me, which really helped me adjust to college. I had my fair share of work (which you should in college) but never to the point where I felt like I was drowning in it.

Campus is actually pretty bustling. There are lots of events during the week at all different times of the day. They give out a lot of free food, shirts, and other items, which is cool. Just be aware that Adelphi does not have a "common hour" like some schools do, so you might have class during certain events. Also, Adelphi is primarily a commuter school, so the weekends tend to be a lot quieter.

Aside from events on campus, there are tons of opportunities to get involved on campus. There are so many clubs and organizations, and plenty of opportunities to find employment on campus. I held a few jobs on campus and all of my co-workers, whether they were students or actual faculty members, were always very friendly and great to work with. Greek Life is a fairly big presence on Adelphi's campus. You don't have to join one to get involved, but it does open up a lot of other doors for you if you're not quite sure where to start. There are no houses, and the chapters are smaller than what you'd find at a larger university, so for the most part it tends to be less stereotypical than what you might think of sororities and fraternities.

The one thing I do wish Adelphi had was a bit more school spirit. They are Division II, and a lot of the sports teams are actually very good and have impressive records. Unfortunately, the students just don't seem really into it. Midnight Madness (the school's pep really) is usually pretty packed, but the games themselves aren't. The coaches themselves are very personable and go out of their way to make connections with all students, not just their own athletes. I was in no way an athlete and had many pleasant conversations with several of the varsity coaches. They are always looking to help out other student organizations on campus, which is very kind. Them reaching out has helped to improve attendance at athletic events, particularly basketball, but there is always room for improvements.Overall, Adelphi is a pretty great school. Of course there are some things they need to work on (being more proactive about students' suggestions and parking issues would be my two biggest complaints) but overall I loved the school and felt like it was a great investment for my future.

4th Year Female -- Class 2016
Individual Value: A+, Campus Maintenance: B
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Overall I have enjoyed my start as aQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Overall I have enjoyed my start as a business student at Adelphi... first off, the campus is beautiful and very well maintained. Recreational and theatre facilities are top notch. A majority of the professors seem to know what theyre doing and I think the course load is reasonable. In addition, the food is decent and you have a few different dining options.

With all that said... the social life.... well yeah not too great. A good portion of residents leave for the weekends. So if you don't come from around the area you may feel trapped. Basically there is no *on campus* social life. The university does make an honest attempt to make suggestions, sell discounted tickets to events off campus and host an occasional event on campus. The fact is there is no wild crazy college party environment here. If you enjoy some peace and quiet like I do then you may not mind it as much. But if you do want a big social life, you can make it happen you just have to meet people who also want one. The immediate surrounding area is very upscale and nice, and there is plenty to do within driving distance. There are a wide variety of students here. Some students clearly come from money, while others don't. Don't be surprised when you see students pulling in with luxury cars. The student population is very diverse and so far I have found everyone to be very accepting and open.

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Individual Value: F
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If you want toSuper Brilliant
If you want to major in Biology, Adelphi is not a good choice. The labs are dated and they need new equipment. Campus is empty because its a commuter school. If I got into CW Post I wanted to attend there.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
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