Arcadia University

1,123 reviews
  1. Glenside, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
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
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 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 39 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    33%
  • Eccentric
    23%
  • Weird
    15%
  • Eclectic
    10%
  • Rich and lazy
    8%
  • Tired
    8%
  • Easy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.74 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • International
    29%
  • Cozy
    24%
  • Different
    21%
  • Global
    16%
  • Boring
    5%
  • 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%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

1,123 reviews
  • Excellent
    87
  • Very Good
    355
  • Average
    512
  • Poor
    94
  • Terrible
    75
If you are looking for a diverse school Arcadia is definitely one of the MOST diverse! There's a high percentage of international students either coming to study for the whole 4 years or more, or an exchange program for the semesrer--there's Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Tanzanian, Malaysian, Italian, Jamaican, Hatian international students, to name a few. Of course there's a good percentage of Latino, Black, and Asian American students too. Arcadia's student population is very mutlicultural. There's even an International Club, A.S.I.A club and Black Awareness Society Club. For religion, there is a Newman Club for Catholic, Arcadia Christian Fellowship for all Christians, a Jewish cluc and a Muslim Club. There is also a PRIDE Club for LGBTQ students too. Arcadia is extremley diverse so if you're looking for diversity, come here!
  • College Junior
  • Oct 15 2011
International Business and Culture – Arcadia University statistically is the number one college in the United States for study abroad programs, so it is no surprise that they have an outstanding International Business and Culture program. For each student, they require to develop proficiency in the language of their choice, and require that they study abroad in another country, (preferably in the country of the language studied), while still applying all of your financial aid to your abroad experience! Arcadia University has great new facilities and their Business department is spectacular. My advisor is extremely helpful with my course planning and my social experience. Overall, I would recommend my school and program to anyone serious about a career abroad!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 20 2011
There are the usual Wawa, ShopRite, Target, Chili's, Applebees, Wendy's, McDonald's, KFC, Dunkin Donuts (gives a student discount), chinese food & sushi places, along with Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, Friday's and a mall within a twenty minute drive. It all seems expensive when you are a broke college student! There are a few local places to eat: Pizza Box which gives student's a discount, there is a nice family-owned diner on Easton Rd., and there are many places in walking distance to get food off-campus.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 15 2014