Adelphi University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Garden City, in Nassau County, New York, United States. It is the oldest institution of higher education on Long Island. For the sixth year, Adelphi University has been named a “Best Buy” in higher education by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university was also named a 2010 Best College in the Northeastern Region by The Princeton Review. The institution is a national leader in preparing students to become "independent, lifelong learners, and contributors to knowledge and service in an ever-changing world," and was awarded the prestigious 2010 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The U.S. News and World Report ranked Adelphi University as #152 among Tier 1 National Universities.