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Founded in 1853, Arcadia University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,473 full time undergraduate students, and 1,312 full time graduate students.
The Arcadia University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 170 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Arcadia University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,29% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 64% were in the top quarter, and 32% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Arcadia University.
102 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
106 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
108 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
108 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
108 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
109 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
109 Students rated academics 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated Arcadia University
Arcadia Univeristy is not good well rounded school for students who are looking for great student life opportunities, meal plans, and housing. The academics is probably the only thing is worth it here. However, it really depends on the student's chosen major.
So far, I think the program is great. They begin you day one, thinking like a physical therapist and throw you right into real life examples and experiences. Instructors and advisors are easy to reach and usually get back to you within 24 hours if not less.
Arcadia University is my home away from home. It is a small enough campus to where you recognize everyone you pass on your way to class, but you might not know their name. You always find someone from your hometown, even if you didn't know them back home. Study Abroad is a must, because they make it so easy, affordable, and fun. Professors and classes are amazing. Professors are always available when you need them, and class sizes are super small which makes for engaging conversations and discussions, instead of crowded lectures. The food could be better, but it's definitely not the worst campus food I have ever eaten. Dorms are average, but the RA's are awesome! I am sad to be graduating this year, with my last goodbye to campus being hurriedly removing all my belongings from my dorm, but I know that I had the best college experience because of Arcadia. I made lifelong friends and learned more about myself through clubs and activities, then I ever would have expected. Arcadia is 10/10.
I've overall enjoyed my time here at Arcadia. The professors not only know what they're talking about, but they're often kind and willing to work with you if you're having trouble with something. Class sizes are small, but it allows for interesting discussions. There's a lot of different clubs (slightly over 60, if I remember right), and people are very friendly. Like, if you're carrying a package out of the mail room, there's a good chance that someone entering is going to hold the door open for you. My only complaints are that my freshman dorm had mold in the A/C and my current on-campus apartment had mold grow over the summer when a pipe burst in the ceiling, but both times, it was fixed it within a day or two and didn't come back. So if you're a hard-working student looking for a comfortable place to go to college, I'd definitely recommend coming here.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Arcadia University is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Dear Kiara- I know you are stressed about your future right now. Heck, you've always been stressed about your future and that's not a character trait that is likely to change. However, it might sooth you to know that you are making the right choices. Life is takng you where you need to be, even if the path is unexpected. I know that right now you are really only concerned with the 'Big Name' schools. They look good to employers, but are they what you need? You choice in education should not be based on a name. It should be based on the school that will give you the most it can. Yes, Big Name School X and Y can give you a pretty diploma with their names scrawelled in cursive next to their school seal, but believe it or not, Arcadia University will end up providing for you more than you can ever imagine. Stop thinking about schools based on how they will look to others and start thinking about what they can do for you. Besides, the big name schools cost a fortune anyways! Would you rather have debt or a school that helps you grow?
Arcadia University is an intimate educational facility where teachers know their student's names without referring to their roll books.
The location, it is a bus ride away from the city, so there is always something to do and see.
I find the most frustrating thing about Arcadia being that there are not a lot of activites off campus in this area other than traveling to the city.
Alot are very loud liberals who dont really know what they're talking about; theres alot of kids who havent really learned anything and just repeat things they've heard on tv; but there are some who are really great but its like any campus-theres good and bad students here.
Arcadia is a university that not only provides a diverse and caring community but it also provides the environment in order to grow. College gives young adults the chance to mature and adapt to the world and Arcadia is one of the best Universities for that with students from around the country as well as other countries. Not only will one acquire a valuable education at Arcadia but one will also acquire knowledge about other countries and the people who live there. Arcadia University is one of the best study abroad universities in the country and I love it.
The worst thing about Arcadia is the lack of communication with faculty, staff, departments, and students. Most of the time, departments, faculty/staff, and students keep to themselves. If there is an issue, it takes a while for issues to be addressed. Not to say that the employees and student don't do their work, because they do, it's the lack of communication from department to department that causes issues.
Something that my school does that many other Universities do not is give its students personal attention. All schools claim they provide this, but Arcadia truly holds itself to that promise. There are so few students and the classes are so small, that you actually get to know your teacher and to them you are more than just another face in a large lecture hall. Teachers, advisors and even President Tobey Oxholm himself takes a personal interest in you and helps guide you towards the path that will help you accomplish your life goals.
I wish I had known how difficult it is to become social when you do not live on campus. All of the extra-curricular activities I wanted to be involved in have meetings at 10 or 11 o'clock at night, and when you're a commuter student, you do not want to drive all the way to campus that late at night for a mere 20 minute meeting, only to have to drive all the way back home and get to sleep soon enough for class the next day.
There is really no "type" of person that would not fit in here. There is a very diverse student body, and I am personally friends with many different kinds of people. My only concern would be for those looking for greek life. Arcadia does not tolerate any fraternities or sororities, and we do not have a football team. So if those are big determining factors Arcadia is not the best place for you.
Someone that is looking for a small personal environment, both academically and socially. You will make friends easily here and we have a very diverse mixture of students, considering there is such a small population. You will also build very good one on one relationships with professors which is extremely beneficial when receiving a college education.
I's a great school for study abroad. For example a freshmen preview in various locations nationally and globally. I would change the whole social life of the campus. It is lacking immensely. Too small. Whenever ever I say I go to Arcadia people ask me "what?" or "where is that?" basically no one has heard of it, unless you're a PT major. I spend my times in the dorm or the library. There is much to go anyways. Administration is ok. Hardly any school pride. Most frequent complaints: boring, food sucks, sports suck.
The classes are fairly easy at least for freshmen year. All the classes are small. They rarely exceed 25 students but it depends on the class and departments such as bio, chem etc. The teachers so far have been nice. They know their students names and they offer individual attention. Students study sort of but the majority study the most during finals. Not very competitive between students. Arcadia doesn't have too high of standards academic wise. Not too challenging. If you want a challenge and a good education go to a better well known school. The career development office is ok. Arcadia is more geared towards learning. You will have to work hard to get a job.
I think the stereotype for us is that we are not that social because we a so far away from other colleges, but that's not true. I think i heard we were geeky too since we had classes such as our harry potter class and graphic novels class.
Yup. It's boring as hell unless you're a partier or belong to a certain clique.
Boring, small, white middle-upper class. Mostly people from Pennsylvania, New Jersey.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Arcadia University receive some sort of financial aid.
38% were awarded federal grants.
While 90% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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