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Reviews 963 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Junior

Technology: The computer labs are crowded and the internet is spotty and goes out sometimes. When the internet or electricity does go out it seems to take a long time to get it fixed.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You have to take a course on drug and alcohol safety before each semester which goes very in depth.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: The police are very strict, so don't be stupid about things that you obviously shouldn't be doing. In short, just think before you do something.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is always something to do if you go to the right places. The parks are beautiful, and walking around Glenside is something that can be very peaceful at the right time of day.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is very convenient. There is a McDonalds and Wendy's right down the street as well as Dunkin Doughnuts and Seven Eleven. As for restaurant type places, we have a diner across the street from the campus and a local tavern/restaurant on top of a Chili's that is in the opposite direction of that.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: You must do well in the science subjects to get into PT

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The tuition is pretty expensive and the Food is terrible. I can't wait to get home to have real food. All the kids complain about it. For the money we are paying they should be ashamed.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was really disappointed in the amount of aid the school gave me.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities to receive tutoring is very good. The food is the only thing that's not all that great

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls hang out with people similar to themselves. Like the party kids hang out with the party kids, the athletes hang out with mostly athletes, etc.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: At Arcadia I feel welcomed. It's easy to make life long friends and it provides a balance between social life and academic life. The school administrators try everything they can to keep students stress free and happy. For example, during finals week they had a stress reduction day where faculty members brought their dogs on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The people in the Chat are friendly and the food is fine. Even though the panini machine is broken half of the time. The dinning hall food is best on days when a tour is coming through but otherwise it is no different than any other college cafeteria.

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College Freshman

Transportation: There is no transportation because the campus is minuscule and you can walk from one side of campus to the next in 5 minutes. However they have zip cars now for rental, and those are ridiculously expensive. Also, freshman can't have cars on campus except certain circumstances.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center is almost always closed. It is closed on weekends, so god forbid you get sick on a weekend you are out of luck. The good thing is they have cheap/free STD testing and shots available. However, I always feel safe on campus! It's too small to feel unsafe because there are safety officers EVERYWHERE.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Things are great, but sometimes they get a little bit redundant.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All of these are top-of-the-line, welcoming places.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's beautiful in the spring and fall but gets really cold in the winter and makes it hard to walk to campus. But we have a beautiful campus

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene isnt bad. There are many people that do drugs

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is very helpful. They do everything they can to get you as much money as possible.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Near Arcadia Universtity there are a few 21+ bars that are within walking distance of the campus but even more within driving distance. As far as underage nightlife many students take the train into Philadelphia over the weekends to have a little fun. In the city there is plenty of things to do but in the towns around Arcadia University, they are fairly quiet.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Around Arcadia University, the surrounding towns are Glendside, Keswick, and Cheltenham. These towns include restaurants, malls, stores like Walmart and Target, as well as thrift shops and quaint cafes. Also in the town of Glenside there is a market that takes place every Saturday morning.The towns are relatively small and give off a nice small town feel; however if your more interested in cities, Philadelphia is a short drive/train ride away.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Arcadia University is currently trying to build up the athletic facilities and teams in order to get our name out there in the sports community. Fan support has been growing over the past two years I have been here but we are still not there yet. Many of the teams are still not up to par, meaning they do not win many of the games or matches they play, but there has been a significant increase from last year since they brought in new strength and conditioning trainers.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Impossible to get a spot during the day. At night, however, it is much easier.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Always available. The technology here is very up-to-par. We have both PCs and Macs available.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are always present; however, unless it is an emergency, campus safety is very difficult to get a hold of.


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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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