B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Arcadia University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038
Work Here? Claim Your College

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

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Arcadia UniversitySee Other Colleges

Cost

Net Price
$27,471/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,108/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,522/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,950/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,842/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,059/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.70 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
Do You Work at Arcadia University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,380Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    33%
  • Eccentric
    20%
  • Weird
    17%
  • Eclectic
    9%
  • Rich and lazy
    9%
  • Tired
    9%
  • Easy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.81 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • International
    29%
  • Cozy
    20%
  • Global
    20%
  • Different
    18%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Involved
    4%
  • Colorful
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Colleges like Arcadia University
More

Arcadia University Reviews

1,148 reviews
All Categories
Arcadia is an oddly magical place. Like any college, there are things to complain about for each individual but overall it isn't a bad school, in fact it's quite good! One, the campus is beautiful, well kept. The housing and a few other buildings could use renovation and expansion but it's still quite nice. Academics is pretty impressive but not all the professors deserve the same critique. Athletics are probably one of the few weak points at Arcadia but the teams are still loved and celebrated properly by the student body and faculty. Campus food is undoubtedly the weakest link, enough said. Safety regulations and security could be better. The party scene is weak if you don't know the right people. Diversity is very impressive, probably due to Arcadia's intense focus on international education but nonetheless impressive. Girls are the dominant gender here though, by far, but to be fair it used to be an all girls private school. Ultimately, an amazing experience and beautiful school.
Start Your Review of Arcadia University
Rate It!
The administration has gone through quite a bit of messiness over the years that I have attended, but hopefully with the new president it will be different. Arcadia has also prided itself on its small campus and small classes but now they are cutting classes that are less than 15 people. They are dissolving smaller majors and receiving a lot of backlash for it. It is an expensive small school and they can't follow through with paying professors and providing the education that students want, so students transfer after taking advantage of the Freshman Preview program. Study abroad is cheaper than the school itself.
The academics are what drew me to this campus, and the professors really take an initiative in their students. The student life is excellent, and if you put yourself out there, you will have a fantastic experience. Diversity is very important to all members of the campus community, and resonates deep within the roots of the college's mission, in which all students are taught to think through a global perspective. Housing and dining services have been the only negative experiences I've had within the institution.