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Location
Glenside, PA
Undergrads
2,154
Tuition
$35,620
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: Arcadia has a great academic program. They offer many opportunities, especially in study abroad.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Arcadia is all about study abroad which is great for me because I'm an international studies major. Most of the faculty on campus has a great deal of knowledge about certain parts of the world and it's super easy to study abroad. The workload isn't too heavy, but it's not super easy either. Also because the school is located so close to Philly, there are a lot of internship fairs and opportunities.

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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.

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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.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 33 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 30 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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