Arcadia University

Arcadia University

Quick Facts:
Location: Glenside, PA; 12 miles north of center city Philadelphia

Affiliation: Private

Campus Setting: suburban

GPA: Solid B

Standardized Test: Middle 50% - SAT:1050-1250   ACT: 21-26

Enrollment: 2,300

Student/Faculty ratio: 13:1      Average first year class size: 14

Cost: $57k

Strongest Academic Programs:

  • Three-year degree options
  • Numerous pre-professional programs and combined programs (nursing, engineering, various health sciences, law)
  • Physical Therapy (Doctorate) program
  • health sciences
  • business
  • education
  • sports management

Campus Life: 

  • 86% live on campus
  • More than 50 clubs, Division 3 athletics, club sports

You may be interested in Arcadia if you are considering: Hartwick, Mitchell, Manhattanville, 


Worth Noting/Fun Facts:

  • First Year Experience - Attend a summer and fall orientation; read the same book over the summer and complete a seminar in the fall
  • #1 Study Abroad participation
  • first year study abroad experience available - spring semester in London
  • internships and service learning overseas 
  • Preview - a two-credit spring semester course for first-year students offering a weeklong international experience over spring break. Study history, music, art, global economy and pop culture of a particular city/country. 
  • Every major, every department, every student will complete a thesis project -- though this sounds like a drag, it allowed me to explore my interest, conduct my own research, and produce my own work.


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References: Arcadia University website, College Confidential, Alumni feedback