Glenside, PA
Arcadia University


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Recent Reviews

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

I would tell parents and students that they need to really weigh all their options before choosing a school. If something ca...

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

I would tell parents and students that they need to really weigh all their options before choosing a school. If something catches their eye then by all means pursue it but you really need to map out the area around the campus because weekends and social life is better when there are neat and fun things to do. Also I was one of those kids who thought Ill visit a few schools and that will be that, but you need to visit alot of schools before you find the right fit for you. I made my decision to come to Arcadia after one visit, and only visiting 4 other colleges. I wish that I could do it all over again and looked for what best fit my personality and choices at the time.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Arcadia is the diversity among people. On campus you will find so many unique people that it is hard not to make friends. Also they are really trying to clean up their act with recycling being made available mostly everywhere on campus.

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

I wish I would have known the area in which this school is located better before I came here. If you dont have a car on campus you cant really get anywhere you need to go besides campus. Also I wish I would have known that the offices dont have their act together with paperwork. The school kind messed up alot of my paperwork my freshamn year.

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

Research colleges in a variety of settings, in a variety of locations, visit them, talk to people who have gone there, and re...

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

Research colleges in a variety of settings, in a variety of locations, visit them, talk to people who have gone there, and realize that is not the end of your future but the beginning. It is not the begin all, end all, either. But it's important to make sure you search for the college that has what you need: for classes, activities, and location.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes I am frustrated about the size of the school. We have a HUGE abroad program, which greatly expands it for the semesters you are studying in another country, but when you are here, it is sometimes frustrating. However, Philadelphia is right there, so there is a lot to offer close by. Just take advantage of it.

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

The study abroad program is easy to understand and a great oppurtunity!

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

The study abroad program is easy to understand and a great oppurtunity!

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

Definitely visit the college and talk to current students, not just the ones giving the tours.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Most people go home on the weekends, soon campus activites during those times are not very fun

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

Arcadia University provides an all-encompassing education that is tailor fit to each student.

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

Arcadia University provides an all-encompassing education that is tailor fit to each student.

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

Pick your college based on how they will best cater to your individual interests. Don't worry about money, financial aid is available and companies that provide work with you on repayment.

Christopher
Describe the students at your school.

Fun and diverse people whom for the most part will be a pleasure to get to know.

Describe the students at your school.

Fun and diverse people whom for the most part will be a pleasure to get to know.

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

The worst thing you could do is choose a school based off of an extracurricular activity or a friend . The smartest reasons for selecting your future school would br its reputation, safety on and off campus, social environment and graduation statistics...etc All of these examples of great reasons say that you have your future in mind and not just the present. You also want to pay attention to where the schools located and affordability because you don't want to be stranded anywhere without a way to visit loved ones and you will have to payback any monies that you have to borrow. The trick is really to think about factors that could adversly cause you to not finnish school and then encorporate the probabilities on these factors, seriously effecting you, in your deciding equation on why this school is a great match for you or your child. One more thing for kids listen to your parents. They don't know everything but they know more than you. Advice on listening to your parents? "Eat the watermelon but spit out the seeds" Parents please guide your children but you can't live life for them.

What's unique about your campus?

My teamates because they held my interest the most.

Stephanie
Describe the students at your school.

They're all really friendly, and while there's a lot of drugs and alcohol on campus, there's still room for all the people wh...

Describe the students at your school.

They're all really friendly, and while there's a lot of drugs and alcohol on campus, there's still room for all the people who don't drink or do drugs, and everybody gets along; there's not a lot of pressure, but people mostly really care about each other.

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

Visit every campus you're interested in, and even ones that are just interested in you. I hadn't even heard of my school until they offered me a scholarship challenge; when I went there to take it, the moment I walked on campus I knew that I could live there. And I've been incredibly, incredibly happy. When you find the right school, it's like being in love: you just KNOW. So make sure you have that feeling.

What's unique about your campus?

The atmosphere and the people there. Being in the theatre department especially, there's definitely a sense of community, and it's beautiful.

grace
Describe the students at your school.

Alot are very loud liberals who dont really know what they're talking about; theres alot of kids who havent really learned an...

Describe the students at your school.

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.

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

It's not that small but it really feels like a family. It's a nice school with nice people and some great classes. I sometimes wish they were more accomdating like other schools i looked at but i probably wouldnt transfer because of the work involved. i like it and i;ve made some great life time friends. the study abraod opportunties are fanastic.

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

just pick what you feel really works for you and dont settle

Julie
Describe the students at your school.

An openminded somewheat diverse group of students who are fairly easy to get along with.

Describe the students at your school.

An openminded somewheat diverse group of students who are fairly easy to get along with.

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

If you have an idea of what you want to major in, find schools that have good programs for that subject and remember to look around at several different locations, even those that you wouldn't think of first, because those may be the most surprising. If you don't know what you want to major in, try looking around at different areas to see if anything looks like a place you want to live and learn in for four years. Making a list of the things you would like your college to have, it's helpful when looking through lots of different schools by narrowing down your choices. I found it very helpful to talk to people who have gone to, or know other people that went to different colleges I was interested in because personal accounts or experience can sometimes be more helpful than online descriptions or statistics. The most important thing is to explore as many as you can and try to picture yourself there: Does it have the resources I will need? Will I be comfortable living here? What is there to do around here? What do other students say about the professors and student life?

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

night life and weekend life - lack of facilities, things to do, etc. on or directly around campus that is inexpensive.

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