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Reviews 730 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Most students are accepting of one another, this campus is really diverse.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do in close proximity, everything is at least a 20 minute drive.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Everything is okay, except the wireless, not so great. It is pretty unreliable.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If you miss like 3 classes you lose a letter grade... I pay for my class if I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Mice on mice on mice in the dorms, or should I say "residence halls".

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have any frats.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Well, the castle makes it unique.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I feel the sports are taken way too seriously especially since this is a division 3 school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a large apartment complex nearby, that's about it.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They enforce first years to complete "alcohol.edu" in order to become aware with what can happen when using drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Plenty of different choices to go into, the teachers overall are great, the curriculum is a lot to handle, registration sucks!! TO register it takes forever to talk to the advisor and get them to approve it. The workload can be a lot or a little depending on your major.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The city of Glenside really isn't exciting, the only good thing is that there is a train station close by to go into Philly. Philly is a lot better.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some restaurants off campus, but mainly chain food places. Wawa, Mcdonald's, Pop-eyes, etc. There is a nice diner across the street from the school that is 24 hours.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got financial aid but I thought I would get more. I tried to get more from the school due to financial issues but they wouldn't help me at all. So I have to take out loans to pay for this school.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have no Greek life here at Arcadia. The former president was trying to get Greek life to be incorporated but he was kicked out before he could implement it, and the board was not happy with having Greek life at school.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Arcadia is very strict when it comes to drugs and alcohol use. If you are caught on campus doing any of those things then you can go up against the school board and possibly be expelled. You don't really notice it on campus at all though. Most people don't use it and if many do you don't see it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school itself is not very strict. Smoking cigarettes is allowed anywhere on campus, drinking in dorms isn't allowed if your under 21, teachers can be strict with the cheating policy but it is like high school in regards to that.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: The permit cost is not all that bad, $60 for a full year for a commuter. I have never received a ticket or fine but without a parking permit you will be ticketed or booted. Many commuters don't even drive they take SEPTA, which is convenient to get to. Also the off campus housing is within walking distance of the school, less than a 1/4 mile. There is really no need for a car. In the morning it can be difficult to find a parking spot if you park behind Boyer. The bottom half by the creek is the only place you can find parking all the time.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: At this campus there is many different people who are from other countries. You are constantly see or hearing people who are speaking a different language. They are completely accepted. Those who are a part of the LGBT community are accepted here, there have been a couple incidents where they have been targeted but only twice since I have been here. I don't see any type of hate on campus but there is a lot of diversity.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It depends on where you have an internship at. If it is on campus the pay is horrible, but the school always has fairs where businesses come here and you can get an internship off campus that pays a lot better. I have an internship off campus that was set up through my school and I love it!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I changed my major in my freshman year and I couldn't be happier! I love the major that I am currently in and it will help me a lot more in grad school. I also have a minor and I love, love, LOVE my minor!! I would do everything exactly how I did it, I wouldn't change a thing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are alright, I am only a commuter and stay on campus occasionally. The single rooms aren't bad when they have been renovated. It's typical college dorms.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I'm not really social but when I am I have to go off campus.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: They really do care about the safety of the students and will escort student back to dorm if one feels unsafe.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: When it comes to certain issues such as bullying, underage drinking, the school is very strict.


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Grey Towers Castle
Grey Towers Castle
Grey Towers Castle Grey Towers Castle Arcadia's Grey Towers Castle is possibly the University's most unique and special building. The castle was built in the late 19th century and has been declared a historic landmark. Freshmen can dorm in the castle, and many events and activities take place there, as well.
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Stacey Wisniewski
Schwenksville, Pa.
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Arcadia has a great close-knit community of students that makes everyone feel very welcome. It is a great University for personalized attention, with professors who are all very helpful and knowledgeable in their areas and work well with students. In addition to their dedication, most professors have the highest level of recognized achievement in their fields, so they know what they are talking about. Outside of classroom activities and involvement, there are also many study abroad opportunities, where students can meet people from all over the world.

The best way to have an amazing experience is to get involved right away. While some feel that Arcadia does not offer much in the way of partying or crazy nightlife, it has other perks, including its small community of people passionate about what they are doing. Get involved, talk to people, and you'll have a great college experience.

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