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Tuition & Fees

$40,920

$40,920

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
38%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

31%

69%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,665
Declined + 3,969
Total Received 9,634
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Private (nonprofit)

2,640

undergraduate students

1,344

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

Arcardia 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. The Castle, a campus landmark, is fashioned after a medieval English manor.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,984
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
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
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
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
38%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
April 1
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

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,665
Declined + 3,969
Total Received 9,634

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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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
equestrian sports
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
Art
Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/General Business
Communications
Computer Science
Computing Technology
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Education
Educational Leadership
Engineering
English
Fashion Studies
Forensic Science
Genetic Counseling
Global Legal Studies
Health Administration
Health Education
History/International Studies
Humanities
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Science
International Business/Culture
International Peace/Conflict Resolution
International Studies
Italian Cultural Studies
Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Psychobiology
Psychology
Public Health
Scientific Illustration
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish Language/Culture
Special Education
Theatre Arts/Acting
Theatre Arts/English
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Undergraduate

66%

2,640
students

Female
69%
1,816

Male
31%
824

Graduate

34%

1,344
students

Female
76%
1,015

Male
24%
329

undergraduateFull-time

90%

2,380
students

Female
70%
1,643

Male
30%
737

undergraduatePart-time

10%

260
students

Female
67%
173

Male
33%
87

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
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

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

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 Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

Spring: January 10

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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