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Arcadia University
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  • 4 Year
  • GLENSIDE, PA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Arcadia is a private, Christian university located in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,929 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Arcadia acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, and Information Science. Graduating 66% of students, Arcadia alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.

About

450 S EASTON RD
GLENSIDE, PA 19038
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences

Arcadia University Rankings

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Arcadia Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$29,040 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,727 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 61 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 79 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 79 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,929 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
220
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Open-minded
    33%
  • Eccentric
    20%
  • Weird
    15%
  • Rich and lazy
    11%
  • Eclectic
    7%
  • Tired
    7%
  • Easy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 90 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • International
    30%
  • Global
    20%
  • Cozy
    17%
  • Different
    15%
  • Boring
    9%
  • Involved
    4%
  • Colorful
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 38 responses

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