Why choose Arcadia University?
Set on a beautiful campus centered around the historic landmark Grey Towers Castle, Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. At Arcadia, nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.
The University provides students with a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares them for postgraduate success in a diverse world. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average first-year class size of 14, Arcadia students learn in a tight-knit community that inspires and encourages interaction, collaboration, and discussion.
Arcadia has been a leader in international academic experiences for nearly 70 years. It’s no surprise that the University has been nationally ranked in study abroad participation for the past 10 years in the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report. Plus, scholarships and financial aid apply when you study abroad through an Arcadia program.
At Arcadia, scholarships, grants, and loans make a nationally recognized education affordable. Approximately 99% of full-time undergraduates receive merit scholarships and/or need-based grants through the University. Distinguished Scholarships and Achievement Awards recognize academic excellence, leadership, service, and exceptional participation in school and community activities.
According to a postgraduate outcomes survey 94% of respondents were employed, in graduate school, employed and in graduate school, or in military service within nine months of graduation.
Nationally ranked for study abroad and highly ranked for Value, Innovation, Social Mobility, and Best Regional Colleges—Northeast | U.S. News & World Report
Ranked among the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” for eight consecutive years in 2023 | The Princeton Review
Ranked among the top institutions in the US for study abroad participation | The Institute of International Education
Average First-Year Class Size
Full time undergraduates receive need- and/or merit-based financial aid
Students living on campus
30% Male; 70% Female
Undergrads using passport before graduation
Semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs
Clubs & Organizations
NCAA Division III Teams
“I chose Arcadia because they awarded me a scholarship that no other school could match. But I knew I made the right decision when I visited the campus—it felt like home. Nothing compared to the feeling I got standing in the Castle.”
“I’m from a small town where leaving [home] is something hardly anyone does. When I heard about Arcadia, I knew it was my chance to become independent, spread my wings, and try to become something I wouldn’t have been if I stayed put.”
“When I visited Arcadia, I couldn’t think of a more perfect location for a college. Philadelphia is just a short train ride away, but I also enjoy the charm of small towns and places where I’ve become a regular.”
“College is the place to find like-minded people. For me, this was a huge thing. Just meeting people who finally thought the same way I did helped me feel so much more at home.”