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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.

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 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.


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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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