Location
Glenside, PA
Undergrads
2,154
Tuition
$35,620
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 730 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Junior

Academics: Professors care about the progress

3 College Junior

Transportation: Sometimes the buses don't come on time.

3 College Junior

Weather: Sometimes the weather is nice one day, then snowing the next

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a good school and the people are welcoming. The professors care about the progress of their students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The work load depends on your major.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's Septa. Not much to say.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: People live in different places all over the city.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Security is always around.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: the snow has been bad, but it is winter.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: This is a really open campus.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Some times AU WiFi doesn't want to work.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I'm not entirely sure what to rate but there no real peer pressure.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like my apartment in Oak Summit.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There was no really specific process for getting in to my program, but once you get in you have to work hard.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love being involved in the English program. The work load, while not the most demanding, is unique in the sense that what you get out of it depends on your concentration. It is easy to fall behind when you are least expecting it, so it's always good to keep up with the readings. There will be a lot of it. Trust me on that.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I didn't get financial aid but I got an academic scholarship so that was good.

College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life. We have a Greek Honor Society but no frats or sororities.

3 College Junior

Weather: We've had a bunch of snow days this year and it hasn't been too bad. Just a bunch of catch-up to do. It sucks when it rains because well, rain.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Personally, as soon as you can get out the freshman dorms, I would move to Oak Summit. There's more freedom, you don't need a meal plan and you can live like a real person with a bathroom in your "dorm room" instead of having to share with an entire floor of people.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally have no experience with the off-campus housing, but from what I've seen, it's sometimes just easier to live on campus at the apartments especially if you have people to live with. If you're looking for an off-campus apartment, it's best to look when you're a freshman or a sophomore so you can live there for 2-3 years. Then I think it would be worth it to bring all your stuff into that apartment.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Well, there's a wawa down the street in one direction, there's a dunkin donuts and a bunch of other fast food places, too. At the mall in Willow Grove, there's a bunch of chain restaurants like Chipotle, Panera Bread, The Cheesecake Factory and those are good.

3 College Junior

Computers: Printing can be a challenge especially when it's right before a class time. But there is more than one printer so as long as you can find a working one, it's not too bad.

4 College Junior

Majors: I made my own major and it was really simple. The process was easy and my advisors supported me during the entire process. As long as you have a clear idea of what you want to do, it will happen.

5 College Junior

Majors: I'm so happy with my chosen major. If I could do it all again, I would hope that I would know what I want from the start but life isn't about HOW you get there, it's also the process, so no. I actually wouldn't change anything.

3 College Junior

Transportation: When living on campus, I feel like I need to have a car to get to the grocery store or to wawa or the mall if I want to go do something. However, most kids without a car at least know someone with a car so they're never truly without transportation to places. The public bus will do in a pinch though I've never taken it.

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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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