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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 Conferences
Address
450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038
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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

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

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
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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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,266Undergrads
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
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Arcadia is known for its wonderful study abroad opportunities! I spent an entire semester in the UK during my freshman year. The professors at Arcadia truly value each student, and are willing to go out of their way to help cultivate the educational growth of each student. There are always engaging campus activities. For off-campus activities, the city of Philadelphia is just 10 minutes away by train. There are also apartments within a 5 minute walk of campus where students can live for an affordable price. There aren't many food options, so it's best not to buy the meal plan. Lots of scholarship money available for financial aid. Overall, Arcadia is pretty great.
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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.
I love Arcadia! I love the class sizes and close-knit environment. If there was one thing I could change it would be relations between students and administrators, but it seems that with the new President, relations are slowly improving.