Arcadia University
Glenside, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$29,040
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,813
$30k - $48k
$21,309
$48k - $75k
$26,942
$75k - $110k
$27,112
$110k+
$28,422
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$45,320
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$45,320
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,050
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,985
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,969
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,417
Students receiving state aid
39%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,125
Students receiving federal aid
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,969
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$36,271
$30k - $48k
$34,669
$48k - $75k
$33,069
$75k - $110k
$31,649
$110k+
$29,123
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$48,976,912
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$8,615,695

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
84%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,062
Students receiving federal loans
83%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,536
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,481
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,847
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

What Students Are Saying

3.43 Average Rating
The tuition is a bit on the higher side but they do give great scholarships, and will help with financial needs. When you go here you are paying for a great education. You will learn while you are here since the class sizes are small. SO far my biggest class was 20 students and my smallest was 3.
Jennifer from South Amboy, NJ
Arcadia offers a good amount of financial aid and scholarships.
Christyn Cecille from Easton, PA
Definitely expensive, but worth it.
Isis from Islandia, NY
Arcadia is expensive but the financial office works to give each student the financial aid they need. They also help students find outside help and are very willing to offer scholarships to students in need.
Theodora from Warren, NJ
Because no one I know has ever been to college before, I have nothing to base my feelings off of, but it does seem to me that Arcadia is VERY expensive and though there are many great resources at this University, I feel that there could be many things that are better for the price they require you to pay. However, they offer scholarships to many students so it's rare that you have to pay the full cost of tuition, but even so some things could be better. Everyone complains about the dining hall...it's pretty subpar. I wish that the food was more varied and of better quality, and cleaner (I've seen many mice in the dining hall, though I suspect most schools have this issue). The rooms are decent, but freshman housing could be nicer. The library looks nice, but I wish it had more pleasure reading options. I've heard often that they don't have enough books to read (though I think people may just not be looking well enough because I have found some very good books there, even if the selection is slightly lacking). The teachers are great and the study abroad program is excellent, so that must be where the money is going, but the art program needs to be less expensive for the students...I couldn't even indulge in my passion for art classes because of the high cost to students to take the classes because you have to provide all your own supplies from camers and photo paper, to paint, wood, metal working supplies, and brushes. There are some faults in this area, but there are benefits to the price of tuition as well.
Fallon from Winsted, CT
Arcadia might be expensive on paper but they are willing to give out good amounts of financial aid and they even help you find outside aid.
Rebecka from Cleveland, OH
I'm paying exactly the same that I would be paying back at Arcadia. For the quality of this education I'm being given, I would say I'm getting bang for the buck. Arcadia tries hard to make sure students abroad are getting the best experience here for their buck.
Candy from CA
I think that Arcadia University is worth paying for. Even though I am not too thrilled about paying $40,000 a year, I know that this is the right school for me. Arcadia fits all of my needs as I want to major in chemistry pre-forensics and this school has a very good reputation for their forensics program and is worthy of my time/money.
Brittany from Bear, DE
Ok, Arcadia is really expensive, but the financial aid office is always there for you and there are a bunch of work-study opportunities. Basically, if you're not lazy you will find a way.
Ashley from Collegeville, PA

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