Tuition & Fees

$43,580

$43,580

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,930
Declined + 3,313
Total Received 9,243
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Private (nonprofit)

2,160

undergraduate students

1,502

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, founded in 1853 as Beaver Female Seminary, is a coeducational, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Its 76-acre campus is located in Glenside, 20 minutes from Philadelphia by train.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,662
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

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Glenside, PA

76-acre, suburban campus in Glenside (population: 8,384), 20 miles from downtown Philadelphia. Served by train; major airport and bus serve Philadelphia.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
38%
500-599
47%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
55%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
41%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
35%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
30-36
2%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
12%
24-29
40%
18-23
45%
12-17
3%

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

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,930
Declined + 3,313
Total Received 9,243

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

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,047

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,880
Room $9,000
Board $4,800
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $58,880
Average Financial Aid - $30,047
Total with Avg. Aid $28,833
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 215 572-2980

Financial Aid Officer

Holly Kirkpatrick
Director of Financial Aid
kirkpath@arcadia.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Flag Football, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Roller Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Brian Granata (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. English

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,662

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

59%

2,160
students

Female
68%
1,471

Male
32%
689

41%

1,502
students

Female
75%
1,120

Male
25%
382

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,951
students

Female
68%
1,326

Male
32%
625

10%

209
students

Female
70%
145

Male
30%
64

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Mexico
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Office of Enrollment Management
+1-877-ARCADIA
admiss@arcadia.edu

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