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Arcadia University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

3,983 Students

62% Admitted

  • 3,811 full time
  • 1,323 part time
  • 691 men full time
  • 1,969 women full time
  • 7,673 applied
  • 4,108 admitted
  • 511 enrolled

2,390 Undergraduates

$40,260 Tuition/Year

  • 1,814 Graduates
  • 1 Non-Degree
  • $40,260 in state
  • $660 fees
  • $13,800 room & board
  • $1,500 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Scarlet and grey
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Cathryn from Norristown, PA
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  • Arcadia has a beautiful campus with a variety of living arrangments to suit student needs. I don't care for the fact that freshman year a student has little say in…

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  • Kristen from Copiague, NY
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  • Arcadia University is a small school with a small, cozy atmosphere. They have a really admirable desire to celebrate, explore, and include all cultures and get their students abroad. However,…

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  • haley from sedona, az
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  • arcadia has a beautiful campus with a welcoming atmosphere. the academics are challenging in all the right ways and the professors make an effort to ensure the students are keeping…

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  • Imoinda from Philadelphia, PA
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  • 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…

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  • Jolene from Harleysville, PA
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  • 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…

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Arcadia University
  • Located in Glenside, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,983 students enrolled
  • 62% admitted
  • $40,260 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Morgan from Hatfield, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is quite small, so it's not a far walk to classes. It is situated in a suburb of Philadelphia so it's fairly quiet. There's generally some type of event going on during the week and on weekends, whether it's free food and live bands or other activities. College housing is not that great for Freshman. They have the option to live in the castle, the landmark of the college. You would have to live with eight other people, competition is very intense, and you will most likely not get to live there. Freshman dorms are on the older side, one bathroom on the floor, floors are entirely one gender. Upper classmen can choose to live off campus in university housing, or in upper classmen housing on campus, which is newer and has kitchens. Depending on the class size, there may be as many as three assigned to a room, meaning bunk beds. However, there is a great study abroad program where first years go to a country of their choice over spring break or for a semester. There are two places to eat on campus, the dining hall, which has exotic dishes that are not well prepared, and the chat which has fast food. The library has any source you could possibly want, and is beautiful with three places to sit and study. The classrooms are all new and in decent condition. The people are generally not too friendly, they usually keep to themselves. There's not much to do in the town, so most people take the train into Philadelphia. There's a lot more females than males that attend arcadia.

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  • Ashley from Collegeville, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I love being at Arcadia so much. Everybody is really chill and there aren't really many mean or annoying people. The only real problems are that pretty much everybody goes home on the weekends, so the campus is a bit of a ghost town, and not that many people go to the campus events, usually because they are hanging out with their friends. What most people do is make their own fun, which leads to some really funny stories. Also, the food isn't exactly amazing, but it's one of those shared experiences which leads to friendships with people you wouldn't expect to be friends with.

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  • 2
  • Honest
  • I am a current student here

    It is an extremely small school which is something I cannot emphasize enough. There is virtually no night life, and there is hardly anything to do on campus.

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  • Kelsey from Brockton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The people here are great! It's like a school full of all the people that were always labelled weird outside of the school!

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  • Fallon from Winsted, CT
  • I am a current student here

    I had some rough experiences with other students that lived on my floor during my first year at Arcadia, however I've found that to be unusual at this school. I think you're bound to experience rough patches and conflicts during your first year and I'm glad for the experience. I made the wrong kind of friends starting out, so my year wasn't entirely positive by any means, BUT even so I've enjoyed living on campus and being on my own. I've since, toward the end of my Freshman Year, made life long friends. I enjoy the many club options of campus and love being involved. My advice is this for incoming students to help you get the most joy out of your freshman year; avoid people that drink and do drugs, because that's all they do, and if that's not the kind of lifestyle you want then you won't have ANY fun. You may think you can be good friends with those kinds of people even if you want to stay sober, but don't settle for those sort of friends because you're scared. Dare to venture out and make the kinds of friends that are actually good for you because that's when you'll start having fun at Arcadia. If you do want to party, this is not the kind of school for you, because most people here are sober, intelligent, deep thinkers, insightful, adventurous, and open-minded to new experiences.

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