Facilities

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

Facilities: no sense of community, everyone stays inside

4 College Freshman

Facilities: you can study abroad for spring break for only $500

4 College Junior

Facilities: There's always something happening on campus. I've seen 3 or 4 comedians on campus in my first semester there. Some events aren't as good. The carnival was terrible - even other people who have been there a while said it was the worst event so far.
The game room is pretty cool. Sometimes it's very busy and sometimes you can have run of the place. Just depends on the night.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The Commons is great but since it's new and super important because it's new, more attention is given to it. This means that bathrooms in other buildings are gross. Generally speaking the oldest buildings, Grey Towers aside, just don't get as much care.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Student life on campus is good. Due to the fact that it is a relatively small campus you tend to run into friends on a daily basis.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 971st
    Best Library
  • 1127th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 1132nd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1297th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1377th
    Best Student Centers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stacey Wisniewski
Hometown
Schwenksville, Pa.
Major
English
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The library is the best facility, with a large collection of books and computers. Some of Arcadia's buildings date back to when they were still part of an estate and are intact and gorgeous. The gym is OK, not the best in the world, but it has everything one needs to maintain physical fitness.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
28
Campus Size
76 acres
Student Centers
Dining Complex
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Landman Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Chat
  • Dorm lounges
  • The old wishing well on campus
  • The soccer field
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
Brubaker Café serves Starbucks coffee, Tazo tea, and other coffeehouse-type drinks and snacks.
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but student groups sometimes show movies in The Chat.
"Green" Initiatives
The Easton Hall building is an example of ecological sustainability; it protects underground water and utilizes natural light.
School Slang
  • Beaver Beach: The grassy common that is covered with sunbathing Arcadia students at the beginning of spring.
  • The Chat: The lower level of the dining hall that serves takeout food
  • First-years: Arcadia term for "freshmen," which was deemed sexist
Traditions
Mr. Beaver Competition: This is a male beauty pageant held every fall.
Urban Legends
Grey Towers Castle is haunted, and ghosts can be heard and seen throughout the castle at night.
Favorite Things To Do
There is a small coffee shop in Brubaker Hall. Almost every weekend there are activities such as comedy shows, student bands, and movies, sometimes shown outside. Arcadia usually brings in authors, poets, and artists for lectures. Near the Chat, there are pool and ping-pong tables. There are also many clubs and organizations that host various activities throughout the year.
Student Organizations Web Site
www.arcadia.edu/student/default.aspx?id=56
Student Newspaper
The Tower
arcadiauniversitytower.wordpress.com
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 51 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 63 responses

  • 22% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 27% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 35% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 16% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 42 responses

  • 7% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 14% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% The castle is haunted, along w/ most of the campus

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