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Reviews 1018 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel quite safe, and there are always patrols somewhere on the grounds, but sexual assault still happens here occasionally.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am just now beginning my second semester here, and I am quite sure that I will be at Arcadia for all four years. I find the classes very engaging and the material full of depth. Every class really encourages students to form their own opinions about the world. The professors are all very inspiring and excited to teach, and the study abroad program pushes every student to venture abroad to further their learning. I am very satisfied here.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center is always available to help students practice for interviews, fix resumes, and find jobs. There is even a database devised by the school of jobs for every major.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very, as no crime or anything major happens that endangers the student body. However, there have been reports of ominous vehicles driving around and some predators walking around, as it is an open campus, but these issues get addressed and nothing bad happens to anyone.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Depending on your major, courses can be easy or hard, light or heavy workload. They're mostly easy to apply for as long as you get to your advisor in a timely manner, as they fill up fast.Classes are generally small, so it's easier to get attention from the teacher.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've heard a lot of success stories from workers there

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've met so many international students that I would never be able to if I stayed at a local college. It really opened my horizons to new and different people. The people are generally nice and easy to get along with and are willing to help out and get to know you. I got to travel to another country, Japan, by a Spring break program called Preview. The professors are genera;;y nice and helpful, with a select few that may get under your skin.

If money permitted, yeah I would do this over again!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in the castle my first year which was great, and since then I've lived in the Oak Summit apartment complex. I actually really like the layout of my apartment, the space that I share with my three other roommates, the amenities, and the proximity to campus. Every once in a while we might encounter a problem, but our Resident Assistant helps things go smoothly.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We care about our athletes and athletic events, but they're not the main priority. If I have the time I'll catch a game, but if I can't I'm fine just hearing the score from a friend.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have call boxes around the campus perimeter, Public Safety that patrols 24/7 and the Glenside police that patrol twice throughout the day. I've never felt unsafe, even walking from the library to my Oak Summit apartment 15 minutes away at 2am.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The employers we see on campus, during Internship Fairs and the like, cover every field students are interested in. My top interest right now is Aramark, which I learned about through a Fair and through the Society for the Advancement of Business Administration's meetings. The percentage of job placement is high, and I feel secure in my ability to graduate with a job.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have any Greek life, aside from honors societies.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Quite nice, although the freshman dorms can be a little cramped. Sometimes there are mice, though.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a very minor part of Arcadia.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had a pleasing first semester. I felt very welcomed to the school, my classes were very engaging, and my professors inspiring.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of the professors are caring and understanding.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hardly any talk about sports goes on around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Arcadia is a unique university that is open and friendly. Being a commuter at a residential school is weird and can sometimes be uncomfortable.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Arcadia has a prestigious academic system. They offer you nothing but the best and the academic advisors make sure you are taking the correct classes at the correct time and make sure you do well. If you begin to really struggle with the major they offer you many solutions; from dropping/withdrawing from a class to changing your major. They want you to succeed and they will offer you amazing courses based off your interests/requirements.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety always patrols the campus to make sure all is well. They are available via phone call at any hour and will answer your call quickly. There are two lines; one for minor incidences like locking yourself out of the room and one for major like sexual harassment. Earlier in the semester there was a threat to all campuses around Philadelphia. Arcadia's Public Safety teamed up with the Cheltenham police to enhance safety on campus. They took all measures to keep the students safe and did what they could to calm the situation down.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of my professors were very nice and did what they could to help out. They continuously posted tutor sessions available on blackboard in case anyone needed the extra help. Classes are relatively small, but it's perfect since your professor gets to know you and treats you with a level of respect.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Arcadia consistently sends out emails regarding the career center about employment opportunities in the fields based off your major. I have not gone to the actual center yet but, I've heard it is very accomodating.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm, even though I share with my roommate. Arcadia matches you up well with a roommate that is similar to you.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not much of a sports fan, I haven't gone to the games. Most students go because there's nothing better to do on a week night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Arcadia is the school that immediately welcomes you and makes you feel like you fit right in. They really care about the students and the diversity, and will go to great lengths to make everyone feel comfortable.


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Grey Towers Castle
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Grey Towers Castle Grey Towers Castle Arcadia's Grey Towers Castle is possibly the University's most unique and special building. The castle was built in the late 19th century and has been declared a historic landmark. Freshmen can dorm in the castle, and many events and activities take place there, as well.
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Arcadia has a great close-knit community of students that makes everyone feel very welcome. It is a great University for personalized attention, with professors who are all very helpful and knowledgeable in their areas and work well with students. In addition to their dedication, most professors have the highest level of recognized achievement in their fields, so they know what they are talking about. Outside of classroom activities and involvement, there are also many study abroad opportunities, where students can meet people from all over the world.

The best way to have an amazing experience is to get involved right away. While some feel that Arcadia does not offer much in the way of partying or crazy nightlife, it has other perks, including its small community of people passionate about what they are doing. Get involved, talk to people, and you'll have a great college experience.

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