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Arcadia University
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  • 4 Year
  • GLENSIDE, PA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  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 C+

About

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

At Arcadia University, we believe that education should be both foundational and comprehensive, emphasizing hands-on learning and professional development alongside deep personal growth. As a national leader in study abroad, Arcadia offers students an education that encourages them to deepen their global understanding, broaden their perspectives, and think beyond the classroom.

Our picturesque campus on the outskirts of Philadelphia is home to a close-knit community of students from varied backgrounds, creating a warm culture that celebrates diversity and encourages individuality. Our thoughtful and integrated approach to education allows our intellectually curious students to explore the world within them and impact the world around them. Arcadians graduate with the courage, confidence, and professional knowledge to lead fulfilling careers and lives.

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Arcadia University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1030-1230
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,576 / 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
$30,076 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 61 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 81 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 81 responses

Majors

Meet Our Students

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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
    31%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    68%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,769 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
245
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Open-minded
    35%
  • Eccentric
    20%
  • Weird
    16%
  • Rich and lazy
    11%
  • Eclectic
    7%
  • Tired
    7%
  • Easy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 92 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
  • International
    29%
  • Global
    21%
  • Cozy
    16%
  • Different
    14%
  • Boring
    11%
  • Involved
    4%
  • Colorful
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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