Location
Glenside, PA
Undergrads
2,154
Tuition
$35,620
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 777 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I do not have an internship currently but I plan on getting one in the future. Arcadia is well known for getting students jobs through there internship programs.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Great internships are available because the professors help in the process

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Arcadia is one of the most highly diverse universities in the country.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Business is a quality major but not a focused major at AU. It's an easier work load but the information covered and the professors are strong

3 College Freshman

Computers: Very slow to log onto but they aren't terrible and aren't completely out of date.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Arcadia University are very good in certain fields. Most professors care about their students and the smaller classes create a good learning atmosphere.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone seems to be really friendly and easy to talk to boy or girls, they're all different, but in general it seems like everybody's open and civil to each other. Though sometimes it can seem a little cliquey for weekend events.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are a school that is determined to help you come to school. They are always willing to help you out with anything you need and to get you the aid you could need. They pre-screen you after you enroll!

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Good parking, nice amounts of buses and the train's close.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The University Commons is a brand new building that has quickly become the center of student life on campus. There's a game room on the 2nd floor with a lot of places to relax with friends, and the bottom floor has a fireplace lounge used for club gatherings or studying along with a small restaurant called The Chat in the opposite corner. The library is very big and has most everything you need for your studies.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms were overly crowded for my first year at a new school. It was impossible for my roommate and I to transfer to different dorms, even though we had really bad problems living together. It you get along with your roommates though the dorms can be nice, especially if you're not in a forced triple. The upperclassmen dorms are great, and you have the option to live off campus so it feels like you're starting to be 'off on your own' without actually paying for apartments.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The public transportation is like any other, the stop is close to school. But they now offer a program where you can rent a car on campus but I am not sure how that works.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is not many good choices, and they run out often.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The lottery system is complicated, but the dorms are pretty nice.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: They are good, and it is always a good atmosphere at the games.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are not many places, there is a diner, and a wawa down the road and a pizza place. The pizza place does not deliver, and the wawa is a far walk in the cold. Other than that there are not many options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Although I personally love it, some do complain. Freshman live directly on-campus during the first year, but have the opportunity to live in AU apartments that are literally a 5-minute walk off campus after their first year. They also have the option to live in Knight Hall, an upperclassman living space, after their first year as well.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Majors are very structured and organized. AU specializes in certain areas such as Pre-PA/PT and Education.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Arcadia for one is located just outside of a small town. It is very and and has extra security measures for dorm halls. Public Safety (campus security) keeps the campus safe and secure.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It is not too strict. It depends on the RA and the Area Coordinator. Arcadia has more or less a 3 strikes and you're out policy.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is no night life. Unless you want to walk around glenside at night.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics are a top priority here at Arcadia. Professors go a long way to make class fun and interesting.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am an Acting Major and I could not love it more. We have a phenomenal program designed by Yale School of Drama graduate Mark Wade. The faculty and professors are preparing us for work out in the real world. I am privileged to be a part of this program.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I have yet to see campus security get involved. Driniking is mostly off campus so it stays quiet and so do they.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The walk to the train isn't awful in good weather. Zip Cars are available too.

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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
Hometown
Schwenksville, Pa.
Major
English
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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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