2,390
Students
Financial aid thermometer
30,072
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
62
62%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admiss@arcadia.edu
Phone: 215-572-2910
Fax: 215-572-4049

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
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Pre-occupational Therapy Checkmark
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Premedical Studies Checkmark
Prenursing Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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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
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Criminology Checkmark
Cultural Anthropology Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Graphic Design Checkmark
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Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,931
Applied
5,564
Accepted
2,390
Enrolled
62%
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Female Admissions

6,168
Females Applied
3,941
Females Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,763
Males Applied
1,623
Males Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.63
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 March 1st September 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 15th September 1st Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 584 540 630
SAT Math 564 520 610
ACT Composite 24 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

42,880
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Fees

700
Full-time student fees
13,800
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

2,390
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
38%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.87%
Black or African American 9.54%
White or Caucasian 64.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 5.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.17%
Two or more races 4.27%
Other 4.35%

Gender

Male (31.46%)
Female (68.54%)

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 49%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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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
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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
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis 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
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

477
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 179
Part-time - 298
Male - 189
Female - 288