A distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience
Set on a beautiful campus centered around the historic landmark Grey Towers Castle, Arcadia is a top-ranked private comprehensive university in Greater Philadelphia offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Just under 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students choose from 65+ fields of study.
The Arcadia Promise
Arcadia University provides students with a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares them for postgraduate success in a diverse and global world. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of 14, Arcadia students learn in a tight-knit community that inspires and encourages interaction, collaboration, and discussion.
Preview week abroad
Each year, all new full-time freshmen and transfer students are offered the opportunity to participate in Preview, a week-long academic experience during spring break. Students sample the culture, history, and famous attractions of some of the world’s most distinctive countries while earning two academic credits. Locations for 2019 included China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Ireland, Italy, Oman, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
First-year study abroad experience
For first-year students seeking an extended overseas experience, Arcadia offers select freshmen the opportunity to spend their spring semester in London, England. The First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) introduces students to global learning to expand their cultural awareness, develop skills to learn and live independently, and encourage others to study abroad.
Grab your passport!
Arcadia has been a leader in international academic experiences for nearly 70 years. It is no surprise, then, that the University has been ranked #1 in study abroad participation for the past nine years, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report.
Graduates from the Class of 2019 earned credits in 37 countries. Scholarships and financial aid apply when you study abroad through an Arcadia program.
A competitive edge you can afford
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. For more information, visit arcadia.edu/finaid.
A future you can count on
According to a postgraduate outcomes survey by the Class 2018, 94.5% of respondents are employed, in graduate school, employed and in graduate school, or in military service.