- 4 Year
- GLENSIDE, PA
Arcadia University Reviews
Rating 3.29 out of 5 1,227 reviews
I did not have any online learning experiences at Arcadia University so I cannot accurately answer this question. Arcadia did have great digital resources such as databases and software accessible to students.
I liked how intimate classes were. I was really able to get a highly personalized degree and tailor my 4 years to fit what I wanted. The school also really focuses on study abroad and international experiences, which was critical for me. I wish there would have been more extracurricular engagement and post-graduation guidance.
Super boring area and school in general. If you're looking for a somewhat normal college experience you won't find it here. There is absolutely no night life at all. The abroad part is nice but thats about it. The biology department doesn't care about the students at all and is really hard to work with. I am an athlete and athletics is super unorganized and lets many things slide under the rug, as well as the whole school. Academics are pretty average, nothing special. They make it really hard to transfer because you need many AUC (arcadia university credit) requirements and no other school will take these. The food is decent though and the chat workers are great. I do like the diversity that the school has but since it is so cliquey you don't get to know many people. Its similar to high school with how the cliques work, every sport stays to themselves and everyone judges everyone. Also theres no like football team or any sport like it that the school gathers to watch.
The professors aren't very understanding about the whole pandemic thing and they hold you to very high standards, though this mainly applies to the biology department. I feel like no school is great at online learning though so I don't judge them too harshly.
With online classes, I struggled if i’m honest but it wasn’t their fault. The online semester was just hard on my mental health but I was able to push through. I had an amazing professor who helped me through it though, and most of my professors were understanding. If I knew something would be turned in late, I would email them and they understood and were okay with it. Not every professor is going to be okay with it- specifically if you have Judge. It honestly depends. There are some amazing professors (specifically in the HAPS; historical & political science department!) and i’ve had some professors that were not as good.
Didn't do online classes blah blah blah filling the character limit blah blah blah blah wjjddjjejdjdd
I put myself in $25,000 in debt for one semester before dropping out. Why? This school is a scam. It's extremely expensive for nothing. Living quarters are HORRIBLE. The only relatively decent place is the suites. All of the buildings had mice and bug infestations. I would run out of the dining hall daily with explosive diarrhea. Like, I'd barely make it to the bathroom before shitting my pants. The food was god awful, and attributed to my health issues. I contracted mono from it somehow. Classes were high school level, extremely easy. Student life is boring, Glenside has nothing to offer. I got sent to a psych ward for a week, and the doc there said "you go to Arcadia? We get a lot of kids there!" As if that was a good thing. Sexual harassment is PROMINENT at this school. A lot of rich snobs here too. My mental health rapidly declined here. Although the overall experience was horrible, I do give my profs credit, they were very accommodating and tried their best. This school is a scam
Arcadia University is a school where everyone belongs and is accepted. Its small size creates a great community feeling atmosphere to its students. The professors see each student as an individual and goes out of their way to help them in any way they can.
The professors and university overall were very flexible and understanding when things changed to online learning. They still offered one on one help if the student wanted/needed and were always quick to respond to emails.
Online classes felt somewhat rushed, as if the course had just been accelarated to fit the time frame, rather than reworked
The professors tried their best to make switching to an online learning platform as seamless as possible. It went well, and students were encouraged to continue with the semester as well as they could, with leniency and understanding that each student's position was different and difficult.
Arcadia is a tight knit community where the professors truly care about the education and success of their students. They know you by name, they know how you learn, and where your strengths and weaknesses lie. In terms of campus life, it can get quiet. Finding the right people is essential.
Arcadia University has the best opportunities from study abroad to scholarships. Those specific elements have helped me be more productive with making smart college decisions. Not only has the educational experience been amazing, the environment of living with others and learning to be an adult improved fast. However, one thing I would suggest as a change would be to have more parties that everyone can enjoy from time to time.
Transitioning to online classes was very interesting. This semester I was coming back to the US from being abroad — another great faction of Arcadia. The transition from in person classes across the ocean, to online at home went fairly smoothly and I appreciate their effort.
I love Arcadia. The campus is amazing, it’s truly the ideal small campus. The staff is very understanding and you can really get the chance to know them and vice versa. The students on campus are fairly friendly and I enjoy every minute on campus.
This school is very tight-knit and friendly. Everybody is a somebody! The school pride is so engaging, and there is so much for any type of student to take part in.
My time so far at Arcadia university has given me exposure to a wide variety of people with varying talents and beliefs. expensive.