Campus Housing

Location
Glenside, PA
Undergrads
2,154
Tuition
$35,620
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are one of the best ways to socialize with people, you just have to leave your door open and people will usually come talk to you. The worst option would be Dilworth because it's near the dining hall which means there's mice. The dorms are really close to classes and depending on which class you're going to, you can be there in about 3 minutes. The housing process is also not that difficult but the housing prices are just okay.

2 College Freshman

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

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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 Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like my apartment in Oak Summit.

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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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 26th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 833rd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1285th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1326th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stacey Wisniewski
Hometown
Schwenksville, Pa.
Major
English
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The dorms for first-year students are small, and due to large amounts of new students, sometimes the dorms have three people to a room. Most of the dorms are attached to the dining hall, except for Heinz, the newest building. Once students reach upperclassman status, they can move into suite-style living in Knight Hall on campus or in apartments right next to campus. Housing is guaranteed, and some students choose to live off campus in other apartments other than the ones Arcadia owns. Heinz is probably the nicest dorm. Most of the other dorms do not have carpeting and are a little older. On the other hand, Knight Hall is another good option, with large suites and a kitchen area on every floor. The Oak Summit and Manor Apartments are nice if you prefer apartment-style living and don't mind a several-minute walk to campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,322
Average Housing Costs
$8,680
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
No
While housing is guaranteed for each student for all four years, living on campus is not required.
Undergrads Living On Campus
72%
Freshmen Living On Campus
86%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Heinz Hall
  • Kistler Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Knight Hall
  • Oak Summit Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
Any traditional dorm on campus
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Manor Apartments
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
Did You Know?
Arcadia's Grey Towers Castle, built in 1893, was declared a historical landmark. The castle is believed to have been used as part of the inspiration for the castles in the Harry Potter films.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Dilworth Hall
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and some upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Dining hall adjacent, guest rooms, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge with VCR/DVD player, wireless Internet; building houses Facilities and Conference Services, Public Safety, and Student Activities Center, as well as the Blue Lounge, a popular student meeting place. Breezeway connects Dilworth with Thomas and Kistler halls.
Grey Towers Castle
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads, suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, meeting rooms; building houses President's Office, Office of Enrollment Management, and the University Switchboard.
Heinz Hall
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and some upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Guest rooms, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge with VCR/DVD player; Building houses Commuter Student Lounge and Wellness Center. Largest residence hall on campus.
Kistler Hall
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and some upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Guest rooms, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge with VCR/DVD player; building houses Business and Treasurer's offices. Breezeway connects Kistler with Thomas and Dilworth halls.
Knight Hall
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities, and lounges on each floor; building houses Career Development, Learning Resource Network, Office of Academic Development, Residence Life, Student Affairs Office.
Thomas Hall
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and some upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Central location; breezeway connects Thomas to Dilworth and Kistler halls.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Manor Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Only students who have previously lived in university housing are eligible for apartments.
Oak Summit Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Only students who have previously lived in university housing are eligible for apartments.

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