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Reviews 1018 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was fortunate enough to be placed in a rather odd housing situation. I am currently housed in an on-campus castle that houses 7 girls including myself in one room. I could not be more happy with this situation, even though at first I was terrified, and I would highly suggest it to anyone who is considering it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not a student athlete. I do not know exactly how good or not good the facilities are for athletes at my school, but seeing how the facilities often overlap for athletes and non-athletes, I am pleased with my ability to use the athletic facilities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: College is definitely a transition. Since I have only completed my first semester, I only have a taste of what college will be for the next 7 semesters. I'm sure as I become more accustomed to college life, it will become easier and more natural. While I am still pleased with my college experiences, including beginning relationships with friends and teachers, my comfort level can only increase.

My favorite part of college so far has been getting to know one of my professors. My professor is a very interesting older man. He is a computer science professor who is also passionate about Harry Potter, philosophy, video games, and many other niche activities. While many of his hobbies sound like they are opposites, it makes for very interesting classroom discussions in the two classes I had with him, "Intro to Java Programming," and "The Ethics of Harry Potter." I am excited to further acquaintance myself with this professor as well many other professors in the future.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is awful, with forced triples. Upperclassmen housing is better with either suite-style or apartment housing.

3 College Senior

Athletics: It seems more people participate in sports than attend them as fans. Some of the teams are good, but mostly mediocre performance. Sports events are usually not considered big or important on campus.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love my university. It has its ups and downs, but I'm having fun and learning a lot. I'm confident I'll be able to find a job I like in my career field following graduation.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: among all the universities I applied to Arcadia was the one that made the process smoother for me

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I find it to be very great

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Depending on the department, you can get either really great professors, or bad. Use ratemyprofessor.com to really get a glimpse at the professors you can get.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's pretty small, and a really great area, it is very quiet at night though, so be careful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was in the Science department, and they can be really heartless people, who want to help, but fail to know how to help. Study as much as you can.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's not the cleanest, and is inconvenient at times, but it's okay.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The jocks have a big head for a D3 school.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There's minor things that Arcadia as a whole can fix, but it's still a great school.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one cares about sports except people actually on the sports teams. Sports kids seem to only hand out with each other and don't interact whatsoever with the rest of campus. I've been here a year and a half and I don't know what tams we have, where the facilities are, or when games are. People might be motivated to care about sports if they were more integrated into the community, but as it stands, the university prioritizes recruiting atheletes so the school looks good, and that attitude means the general student population looks down on sports and ignores the sports cliques. Oh, and overall school spirit is awful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I waver back and forth on my feelings about the school. Some administration, accommodations, teachers, students, activities are awful, and overall I get the feeling from other students that what they're doing is worthless because of bad teachers who either don't know how to teach or coddle. But in the art department, although some teachers and facilities are questionable, there are a few highly motivated and talented people who are keeping me here, and I've found a very comfortable niche with housing, friends, activites etc. I still wonder if I'm getting my money's worth and if my education would have been more satisfying/worthwhile if I went to a fine arts school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is not for me. I just don't fit in here.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not really sure I haven't had to deal with this aspect yet.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Traditional dorms are generally awful and small. There are reports of mice and mold in some and in some apartments. I heard the newer apartments are better in Oak.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: there is not greek life so i don't know why I'm filling this out.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: No school sprit as far as I'm concerned, not really a big part of campus life.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is just not for me. It's small and the dorms and food are awful. Most people live off campus or commute. Most people that go here either study abroad or are a science major. Party scene is awful unless you know people and want to go to small apartment parties which can be fun.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall everyone is very friendly and open to you. But housing on the other hand is horrible. I have had extremely bad situations with housing and roommates.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My classes and professors are fantastic

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academic programs are great which is what college is for, parties are decent, and the athletes seem to thrive really well in everything on and off campus.

2 people found this useful Report
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Grey Towers Castle
Grey Towers Castle
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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