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
Arcadia University as a whole offers a lot to its students that are willing to go out and find the opportunities on campus. The academic experience has been a positive one, although the social experience has been sub-par. Social groups can be clicky and appear highly exclusive to those outside the group. The institution has incredible statistics in study abroad and institutional diversity, and has a beautiful and warming campus. Regarding academics, some departments are incredible while some lack proper resources for its students. As a whole, the small class sizes prove beneficial for the students and create a level of personability between students and professors. Campus life can also be a very positive experience, but older residence halls certainly show their age with electrical problems and occasional maintenance issues. There is virtually no party scene at Arcadia, but the campus is always hosting events for students to attend rather than choosing to party.
  • Junior
  • 5 days ago
Some of the professors are really great! They go out of their way to help you and make sure you are understanding everything that is going on in class. With the class sizes being so small, you are really able to form a bond with your professors and the other people in your class. Other professors aren't good at communicating ideas with students and have difficulties seeing that their students are struggling with something sometimes.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago
The value of the degree that you receive here are really great. Arcadia has made a name for itself in the area and it has made a good name. The career center is super great on campus! They go over your resume with you, conduct mock interviews if you are nervous about interviewing for possible internships or jobs after you graduate. They also have a great Career Fair every semester that really helps bring the companies to the students.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago