Academics

Location
Glenside, PA
Undergrads
2,154
Tuition
$35,620
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

4 College Junior

Academics: Professors care about the progress

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The work load depends on your major.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Actuarial Science isn't a major that a lot of campuses provide. Arcadia is great for this program because the head of the department passed all seven of the exams that are needed to be considered a Fellow (the highest level an actuary can be). We are being taught by someone who knows what the exams are like and can really prepare us for them. And Arcadia also has you pass two exams before you graduate, which will be really nice once we head out into the real world. The curriculum is very centered around everything that we will need to know; calculus 1-3, statistics 1 and 2, linear algebra, an actuary seminar and a some accounting and business classes as well. As for internship opportunities, Arcadia has relationships with a lot of insurance companies and other businesses that have actuaries on their staff. They also help you find an internship that will be very beneficial for your learning experience and easy and convenient for you to get to.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: They're by far not the most difficult in the country.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 691st
    Best Online Course Options
  • 760th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 843rd
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 886th
    Smartest Professors
  • 1151st
    Best Registration Process

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stacey Wisniewski
Hometown
Schwenksville, Pa.
Major
English
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The teachers are great and very helpful. The workload is not extremely heavy and varies depending on the topic of the class. Most teachers give schoolwork every class, but nothing that cannot be done in the given time. The best thing about classes at Arcadia is the small size. Most classes have 20 to 30 people, so there is a lot of attention paid to each student and plenty of opportunities to work closely with teachers.

Teachers are good about making themselves available during office hours and after classes. Take advantage of the small class sizes, as it is much easier to learn and question when there are only a few other people in a class. Teachers at Arcadia are very helpful and will work with you as long as you talk to them and make a visible effort to succeed.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
150
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
257
Total FT Faculty
150
Faculty with Terminal Degree
87%
Average Faculty Salary
$70,578
Full-Time Retention Rate
79%
Part-Time Retention Rate
50%
Graduation Rate
65%
Programs/Majors Offered
93
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
  • College of Business, Health & Sciences
  • The College of Global Studies
  • School of Continuing Studies
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce: 7%
  • Physical Therapy: 5%
  • Physician Assistant: 3%
  • Special Education and Teaching: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester
Online Courses
There are some fully online programs and certificates. Programs include a bachelor of arts in liberal studies or business administration, master of education degrees in special education or instructional technology, and master of business administration degrees in global perspective or global business diplomacy. Certificates include: autism, applied behavior analysis, and professional writing, just to name a few. Students use MyArcadia to access online student community.
Best Places to Study
  • Any of the computer labs
  • Landman Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Get involved.
  • Talk to people right away. No one is judgmental, and it's easy to make friends.
  • Use the resources Arcadia provides, like help with careers, work-study, and special events that bring in well-known artists and writers.
Did You Know?
  • Because Arcadia's graduate physical therapy program is highly ranked in the United States, this influenced President Obama's decision to visit Arcadia in March 2010 to speak about health care.
  • Arcadia has free tutoring in a wide variety of subject areas. The University also has a free writing center where students can get help with essays and papers.

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  • Consistency in grading
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  • Gen-Ed requirements
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  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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  • General knowledge
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  • Interest in students
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