Arcadia University

1,116 reviews
  1. Glenside, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Arcadia University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$26,337/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,326/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,531/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,738/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,959/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,964/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,367Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    27%
  • Eccentric
    23%
  • Eclectic
    15%
  • Weird
    15%
  • Rich and lazy
    12%
  • Easy
    4%
  • Tired
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Cozy
    36%
  • Different
    27%
  • International
    23%
  • Boring
    9%
  • Involved
    5%

After Arcadia University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

1,116 reviews
  • Excellent
    79
  • Very Good
    347
  • Average
    509
  • Poor
    94
  • Terrible
    75
I loved the small class size and personal connections made with the teachers. Being an athlete at this school was great. The coaches were dedicated and really wanted you to become a well-rounded individual. The negative about this university is the cost. For many of the majors here, the same major could be found at a different school for less than half of what you pay at AU.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago
I'm in my second semester and I have no complaints I would recommend attending this school.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Overall, I have had an okay experience with Arcadia. I've only been on campus for one semester and was able to get really involved. The other half of my year I was studying abroad through Arcadia, which was one of the best decisions I've made and the staff was helpful my whole experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago