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Tuition & Fees

$42,330

$42,330

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
51%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
41%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

31%

69%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,685
Declined + 3,302
Total Received 8,987
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Private (nonprofit)

2,473

undergraduate students

1,312

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. English
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Codes

SAT 2039
ACT 3524

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Fun Facts

  • Each fall, Arcadia University holds its Mr. Beaver pageant, where the young men on campus compete in a traditional beauty contest--including wearing beautiful gowns. Judging is based on swimsuit, talent, and question portions.
  • Arcadia University was founded as Beaver College, a women's seminary.

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School Facts

Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Founded as the Beaver Female Seminary in 1853, it adopted coeducation in 1973. Its 55-acre campus is located in Glenside, 20 minutes from Philadelphia by train.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,785
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

Glenside, PA

81-acre, suburban campus in Glenside (population: 7,914), 20 miles from downtown Philadelphia. Served by train; major airport and bus serve Philadelphia.

Arcadia University
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
51%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
41%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,685
Declined + 3,302
Total Received 8,987

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Mark Lapreziosa
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 215 572-2910
F: 215 881-8767
admiss@arcadia.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,835,532
State $2,689,393
Institutional $40,562,332
Other external $562,558
Total $47,649,815

Non-need-based

Federal $6,000
State $0
Institutional $10,794,326
Other external $234,778
Total $11,035,104

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Knights
School colors
scarlet and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied Behavior Analysis
Art
Art Education
Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/General Business
Community Health Education
Computer Science
Computing Technology
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cultural Anthropology
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
Education
Educational Leadership
Engineering
English
English Education
Fashion Studies
Forensic Science
French Studies
Genetic Counseling
Global Legal Studies
Health Administration
Health Education
History Education
History/International Studies
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Science
International Business/Culture
International Peace/Conflict Resolution
International Relations/Diplomacy
International Studies
Italian Cultural Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Media/Communication
Music Education
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Psychobiology
Psychology
Public Health
Reading Education
Science Education
Scientific Illustration
Secondary Education
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish Language/Culture
Special Education
Sport Management
Sport Psychology
Theatre Arts/Acting
Theatre Arts/English
Written Communication
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Undergraduate

65%

2,473
students

Female
69%
1,698

Male
31%
775

Graduate

35%

1,312
students

Female
76%
992

Male
24%
320

undergraduateFull-time

91%

2,266
students

Female
70%
1,574

Male
30%
692

undergraduatePart-time

9%

207
students

Female
60%
124

Male
40%
83

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ghana
India
Japan
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Janice Finn
Associate Dean for International Affairs
215 572-2867
finnj@arcadia.edu

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