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July 3, 2019

Two Different Worlds: Garden City to New York City

Enjoying New York City is part of the Adelphi experience. So is returning to a beautiful, safe and serene campus after a day at museums, concerts, Broadway shows, ball games or restaurants.

Getting to New York is easy. The Long Island Rail Road Garden City train station is just a short walk from campus, and the ride into Manhattan’s Penn Station only takes 40 minutes.

Adelphi offers more than just easy access to the world’s greatest city. It’s located in one of the most charming towns on Long Island and boasts one of New York’s safest campuses.

Garden City is a town of grand houses, wide boulevards and a vibrant downtown. It’s also considered Long Island’s safest community and one of the safest in New York state.

Adelphi’s campus, which has been named the Best Public Garden on Long Island, reflects the safety of Garden City. Niche ranks us No. 29 on their list of 2019 Safest College Campuses in New York.

Security on campus is ensured by the University’s Department of Public Safety and Transportation. The department offers a range of resources, including an emergency notification system, emergency phones located throughout the campus, easily accessible safety tips and guides, and a staff Threat Assessment Team, which meets twice a month to address any pressing safety issues on campus.

The department oversees the campus and its 400 security cameras at a state-of-the-art command center. Cameras are only as good as the officers watching them, and Adelphi has one of the best—Eugene Doherty, an investigative CCTV specialist who was voted the 2019 Arthur B. Colwin Jr. Security Officer of the Year by the Long Island Chapter of ASIS International, the organization for security professionals.

Learn more about Adelphi and our surroundings in our Visitor’s Guide.


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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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