Glenside, PA
Arcadia University


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Recent Reviews

Cassie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is everything you hoped it would be. Go and take every opportunity you are given. Arcadia will help you change the wo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is everything you hoped it would be. Go and take every opportunity you are given. Arcadia will help you change the world. It will shape you into someone you didn't knwo you could be. All the fears you have about becoming a teacher will diminsih the first time you walk into class. The community that Arcadia has built will uplift you every day. You will be surrounded by people that believe in everything that you are and everything that you want. Doubting yourself is not possible at this school. The opportunities you are given to work with children and teachers in actual classrooms is like nothing you've ever done before. Travel the world, because "Life is a book and those who don't travel only read one page." Love your life and appreciate it and know that you will always have the Arcadia community to support you.

Yu
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Global education, friendly environment, and expert professors

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Global education, friendly environment, and expert professors

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It sets your mind into studying abroad, thinking about global issues and traveling

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college, you have to ask yourself what are the things most important for you. There is no perfect college, offering all the activities you want or all the programs you are interested in majoring in. However, you can choose an "almost perfect" college for youself by doing some research. You can Look up information about the school online, ask others who might know about the school, and participate in online chats that the college may offer. Most importantly, you must SEE the campus. College is a place that prepares you for the future. Not only that, but it's also a place that you should feel comfortable in and be able to have fun. Don't let money get in the way. If you know this is the right place, go for it! To make the most out of your college experience, you should not only be learning and exploring, but also you should be making friends and setting up good relationships with people around you!

Shobitha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing the right college, it is important to consider for what reasons the student is attending the school. Those stud...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing the right college, it is important to consider for what reasons the student is attending the school. Those students who see themselves being able to excell in the environment where their study habits can be enhanced, normally succeed. On another note, if a student is undecided of their major, the student should have a general idea of what they want to do in life, otherwise their college education may not be sufficient for them.

What's unique about your campus?

The teachers are very helpful and they want you to succeed in their class. Also, there is plenty of tutoring available for those who are having trouble. Arcadia University wants their students to get their money's worth.

What kind of person should attend this school?

~Students who intend to excell. ~Students who intend to study abroad. ~Students attending for the many graduate programs available.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It used to be Beaver College, and is known for having a high gay population.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It used to be Beaver College, and is known for having a high gay population.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit a few different schools, just to get the feel of the campus before you apply. Always go for an interview when possible, and keep an open mind. Don't go to a school "just to get away," go to one that you know you will enjoy, and where the professors seem available and helpful.

What's unique about your campus?

I really like the professors. They're helpful and professional, and class sizes are small and personal.

MaryAnn
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is friendly, helpful, and encouraging.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is friendly, helpful, and encouraging.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a achool that makes sense finacially. Also, look at programs that are most similar to what the student wants to study. Find a school with a lot of variety in class options. If a student is unsure of what they want to study going to a school that has diverse general education requirements can help a student get a taste of various fields without wasting time and money. Makeing sure the student feels comfortable and safe on the campus and its surrounding areas is also very important.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is each department seems to run under different rules. The eneral education requirements are known by all but other than that there seems to be no one person that you can go to get a straight answer. Everyone sends you to another person and nobody knows for sure.

Brittany
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When selecting the right college/ university think about what kind of person you are. What are your needs and what kind of e...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When selecting the right college/ university think about what kind of person you are. What are your needs and what kind of experience are you looking for? Then seek out instituitions that meet most of your criteria. You can seek out these colleges/universities in numerous ways - internet, word of mouth, open houses, and et cetera, but the best way to explore a school is to visit it during regular academic periods when students are in full college/university mode. Shadow a current student! Sleep in the dorms! Hangout in the student facilities! Once you do this, if you could take 2 to 4 years of life there, get more details about how to finance your academic career.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Honestly, I feel like everthing that I needed to know about Arcadia was spelled out for me, through the website, brochures and representatives.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who whats to be surrounded by a continuous party and an enormous amount of people.

Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a college based on a program that you will truly benefit from. You will grow and learn from any experience regardless...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a college based on a program that you will truly benefit from. You will grow and learn from any experience regardless of whether or not you think it is a good one at the time. Never deny anything because you think you can't do it. College is the best place to realize your capabilities, and the best place for oppurtunities. Never let anything pass you by, and if given the chance, study abroad!!!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

We have an unbelievably beautiful campus. Also, we're lucky because the school puts such an emphasis on studying abroad you gain experiences you never thought possible before. And we also have an amazing scientific illustration program.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I wish we had more healthy food options. As a commuter I don't have a meal plan and I don't always have time to make my own lunch. I'm not a fan of greasy food.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think in order to find the right school you have to consider location and size. Schools are usually expensive no matter whe...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think in order to find the right school you have to consider location and size. Schools are usually expensive no matter where you go but you have to decide if you think you can handle being away from home and how far is too far. You also need to take in consideration on the school size because if you are used to a smaller high school then a bigger college may seem overwhelming. One other important thing is you need to go where there are activities you are interested in and majors of interest. Even if you do not know what you want to major in if you have some interests it will be easier to weed out the other schools. You also want extra curricular activities that interest you because you will need a break from schoolwork from time to time.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Getting answers from staff members because sometimes you get the run around or they are just slow at giving you an answer

Amanda
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Arcadia is best known for Biology, PA programs, Political Science, International Studies, Psychology, and study abroad opport...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Arcadia is best known for Biology, PA programs, Political Science, International Studies, Psychology, and study abroad opportunities. Arcadia is also known for is small college and qualtiy private education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Trying to find the perfect college is so tricky. But my coarse of action was to pick a school I could picture myself staying at for the total 4 years. When trying to find a college that fits you, you need to look at everything from the finanical aid options to the clubs and organizations the college offers. Also if you want to study abroad you need to find a college that allows you to do so. You also need to decide what size of a college is best for you because the amount of people in each class is important. And even at a small college registration for classes can be brutal. Another imporant part of knowing if the college is right for you is if you are far enough away from family but not too far to where you cant go home on the weekends. The small distance is great because you become more independent, but when you get homesick home is just a train or bus ride away.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who needs to be at a school that has a serority or fraternity shouldn't go to Arcadia. Also a person who doesn't like small class sizes because Arcadia is small. Also people who play competitive sports because Arcadia is a D3 school.

Michael
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for the right school, the best way to find out if it is right for you is to actually visit the campus and intera...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for the right school, the best way to find out if it is right for you is to actually visit the campus and interact with the students and faculty. Once you meet the people who you could potentially be studying with, you will know if this is the environment that is right for you. It is also important to ask questions about the facilities that you will be using; how old the equipment is, how often it is available for use, what hours of the day they are accessible, etc. Knowing what academic facilities are available is imperitive to doing well at a university. To make the most of the college experience, there must be the perfect balance between work and socializing. In my experience, college is just as much about forming friendships and relationships with both fellow classmates and faculty as it is about obtaining a degree. Get involved on campus, do community service, do outside projects with your professors. This is the best way to further your academic carreer, put more onto your resume, meet new people, and to simply enjoy your time at college.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

When I am talking about my school, the one aspect that I talk about the most is how easy it is to get in touch with my professors outside of class. I have been able to spend much time working in labs outside of class, and this has increased my learning experience very much. This is only possible at a smaller school where the faculty and students are able to interact on a personal level.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating experience I have had at my school is being placed in the housing that I desire. It is very difficult to get your first choice, and sometimes even to get your second or third choice. After being given the runaround by the housing department, I ended up in the dorms again, which is very uncommon for anyone who is not a freshman. The housing placement is based on a random lottery, and I think that there are many more efficient and fair ways of handling this.

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