Arcadia University
Glenside, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate
9,243
Students Applied
48%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
79
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2021 June 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
51%
Out-Of-State Students
37%
US States Represented
42
Countries Represented
13
19%
Submitting ACT
87%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1157
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
610
Reading
25th
540
75th
640
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
45%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
22
Top 25%
47
Top 50%
82

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-272-2342
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.43 Average Rating
Arcadia University is really big on having personal experiences. Whether you're writing an essay or speaking to a member or a faculty, focus on what has meaning to you, rather than some cookie cutter statement about the future or the like. Be genuine about yourself and the things you care about and the University will take notice.
Ashley from Collegeville, PA
Go on preview. Preview is normally a 2 credit class offered to first years and transfer students. In the class you learn about some aspect of a country and then during spring break you travel to that country. It really is a lot of fun, and you can;t beat the price. Honor students do not have to pay, but for everyone else it is only $500. That includes airfare, transportation, activities, and a place to stay. You also get some meals. This was the highlight of my first year, I went to Barcelona>
Jennifer from South Amboy, NJ
Definitely visit the campus. It is an incredible experience. You would want to see it for yourself rather than hear from other people what it is like. If you are an accepted high school senior, take advantage of the Day On Campus program in the Spring. You can stay with current students and shadow them for the day. You can either stay for the day or overnight.
Be involved. It's a great way to meet new people.
Christyn Cecille from Easton, PA
Make use of the resources available to you. The OCE and Student Health Services are especially helpful.
Lauren from Denton, TX
Ask questions, and get into the games ad activities they do! It gives you that nice encounter into the Arcadia spirit. Take the tours millions of times, because you'll find something new there every time.
Isis from Islandia, NY
Take more than one visit to the school! Participate in a day on campus where you get to be with a student enrolled at Arcadia and go to classes with them. This really gives prospective students a chance to see the class sizes and also meet potential future peers.
Theodora from Warren, NJ
- Do not bring all that stuff! You don't need it! If you forget anything there's a Walmart in walking distance (I reccomend going there instead of the bookstore or the Chat for food, because they're both expensive). But really, if in doubt, leave it out.
- Get involved with your Advisor. Write down questions ahead of time. Do your research. Visit the career development center. Be honest with your Advisor. They can only help you help yourself.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs. There's more to life.
- Join clubs and volunteer on campus. Go to the events. You will make more friends and have more fun than just sitting in your room!
- Invite people over....they're bored too.
- Leave your door open...unless your floor is obnoxious, which can happen. Just be polite, and don't be afraid to tell your RA about a problem.
- UM, USE THE GYM. It's free! It's good for you! Bring friends to motivate yourself!
Fallon from Winsted, CT
Take more than one visit to campus and see the castle! Talk to the study abroad offices because Arcadia is known for it's study abroad. Also, if you can stay overnight with a few different people and attend some classes.
Rebecka from Cleveland, OH
Study abroad at least once while you're here.
Candy from CA
Make sure that Arcadia University is a school that you really want to go to. It is right for some, but it isn't right for everyone. I have seen some people who are transferring out of Arcadia because they are too far from home or are very homesick. Another tip is if you are struggling in a subject, do not be afraid to ask for help. This is college and you can't afford to fool around. We have a learning center and a math center that offers tutoring to those who want it so take advantage of it!
Brittany from Bear, DE

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