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Arcadia University

Glenside, PA, USA
3.43 Average Rating

Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is a 4-year private institution in the Philadelphia metro area. The Arcadia campus hosts six colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees, including the College of Global Studies which oversees study abroad programs. Arcadia’s most well-known building on campus is Grey Towers Castle, a National Historic Landmark that houses first year student residences and administrative offices. For students interested in the fine arts, Arcadia is also home to four on-campus art galleries including the nationally recognized Spruance Gallery.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
51%
Out of State Students
48%
0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1145
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,811
Total Number of Undergrads
2,390
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,567
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$40,260
Out-of-State Tuition
$40,260
0
100
83%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,718
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
Allentown
Boston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.43 Average Rating
If you are interested in studying abroad then Arcadia University is the school for you. It is very open to all cultures hence it is very diverse. Finally the professors and staff are very friendly and approachable and there is a one on one with the professors policy that is enforced.
Imoinda from Philadelphia, PA
Arcadia University is a great college whose professors and staff truly care about the well-being of all the students. A small campus with plenty of 1-on-1 help, small classes, and great resources allow students to feel anything is possible when give the right tools and support. I could not see myself graduating from any other school if given the choice!
Jolene from Harleysville, PA

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