Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$45,340

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,541
Declined 2,343
Total Received 8,884
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Private

2,335

undergraduate students

1,891

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,226
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

Social Networks

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

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
520
75th
600
25th
510
75th
28
25th
19
75th
27
25th
19
75th
28
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,541
Declined 2,343
Total Received 8,884

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management.
Accounting and Finance.
Accounting and Related Services, Other.
Accounting.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
Chemistry, General.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Conservation Biology.
Counseling Psychology.
Creative Writing.
Criminology.
Cultural Anthropology.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Finance, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
Forensic Science and Technology.
French Studies.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human/Medical Genetics.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Law and Legal Studies.
International Relations and Affairs.
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
International/Globalization Studies.
Italian Studies.
Jewelry Arts.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Painting.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Performance and Sport Psychology.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Political Science and Government, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Health, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods.
Sculpture.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Writing, General.

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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

4,226

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

2,335
students

Female
67%
1,556

Male
33%
779

45%

1,891
students

Female
76%
1,429

Male
24%
462

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

1,967
students

Female
67%
1,322

Male
33%
645

16%

368
students

Female
64%
234

Male
36%
134

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

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

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