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Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

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Overview

Arcadia University is a Comprehensive institution located in Glenside, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA  19038
United States
Contact Colleen Pernicello
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management
Email: admiss@arcadia.edu
Phone: 215-572-2910
Fax: 215-572-4049

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
French Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Conservation Biology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting And Business/management Checkmark
Accounting And Finance Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education, Other Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education And Teaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition/writing Studies, Other Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Hospital And Health Care Facilities Administration/management Checkmark
Medical Illustration/medical Illustrator Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-nursing Studies Checkmark
Pre-occupational Therapy Studies Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
International Law And Legal Studies Checkmark
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Biopsychology Checkmark
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, Other Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Cultural Anthropology Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
International Relations And National Security Studies, Other Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,884
Applied
6,541
Accepted
2,014
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

6,167
Females Applied
4,652
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,717
Males Applied
1,889
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.41
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements: Portfolio, audition

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 581 520 630
SAT Math 562 510 600
ACT Composite 25 20 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

45,520
Private
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Fees

700
Full-time student fees
14,170
Room & board
9,000
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

30,072
Avg. Financial Aid Package
30,745
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,495
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,894
Avg. Loan Aid
17,060
Avg. Grant Aid
26,516
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
83%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,014
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.97%
Black or African American 10.21%
White or Caucasian 61.74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.33%
Asian 5.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 4.59%
Other 4.26%

Gender

Male (32.37%)
Female (67.63%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 20%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Mr. Beaver Contest, Woodstock and Spring Fling

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Program Board, Residence Hall Council, Student Government, Arcadia Christian Fellowship and Student Alumni Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

367
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 159
Part-time - 208
Male - 139
Female - 228
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