Glenside, PA
Arcadia University


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Recent Reviews

Michael
Describe the students at your school.

The vast majority of my classmates treat life as if they were still 16-18 and still in High School.

Describe the students at your school.

The vast majority of my classmates treat life as if they were still 16-18 and still in High School.

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

Good luck, no matter how much you plan in advance, there's no real way to determine what a college is like until you've given it a shot.

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

I don't brag about my school to any of my friends.

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

I would first implore parents to not only allow thier child to decide what institution they wish to attend but be supportive....

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

I would first implore parents to not only allow thier child to decide what institution they wish to attend but be supportive. If a child wants to go to college for art let them even if you do not think it is a practical field. Those who are passionate about thier field often perform better and are less likely to change majors therefore ending later. In oder to make the most of the college experience it is imperative to meet as many people as soon as possible the first year. That is when the bonds between students are formed. I also reccomend that you look at the school; take as many trips as possible( overnight trips tend to help aid in the decision)

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

that there was a lack of a social life and no greek life

What kind of person should not attend this school?

people who arent academically inclined

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

Arcadia is an extremely friendly and open liberal university where everyone feels welcome.

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

Arcadia is an extremely friendly and open liberal university where everyone feels welcome.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is probably best known for its study abroad options, including being possibly the only university in the US which offers a first year study abroad program.

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

I would say that visiting various colleges is very important to the process of choosing the right one. I did not tour too many colleges, however I knew that the out of the ones I visited I'd be able to be happy at whichever one I was accepted. I also suggest asking a lot of questions; ask anything that comes to mind which you need clarification for. Questions are the best way to find out more about a place and the ability of the guide, or the administrator, to answer the question will also tell you a bit about them which will give you more insight into students, or faculty. As for making the most of the experience, I'd say the best way to do that is to challenge yourself. If you are interested in something, don't be afraid to go out and try it, as long as it isn't harmful to you or someone else. For instance, Arcadia has the first year study abroad program and through it I spent my first semester in Scotland. It was the best experience of my life because I learned about another culture and travelled, my two loves!

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

Visit as many schools as you can so you can experience it yourself. Try to visit on weekdays and weekends so you get what it...

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

Visit as many schools as you can so you can experience it yourself. Try to visit on weekdays and weekends so you get what its like during both types of day. Also, when attending college try to be as involved as your possibly can. The skills you learn outseide the classroom are the best kind, in my opinion. Getting involved also makes people more outgoing and helps them make friends and be social. Making sure that the schools you look at have these types of extracurricular activities is key. Its important to look at every day things that your going to want in a school, while visiting. Food, the area, the people, professors, sports, clubs, living areas, and campus activities are all things that should be evaluated during your college selection.

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

The study abroad programs, the castle, the closeness to the city of Philadelphia, the different places to eat and shop.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

People tend to leave on weekends, so there is always a group of people complaining that there is nothing to do. This leave me (president of our student programming board) in a situtation that calls for getting unmotivated people involved with campus activities.

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

Make sure its what the student wants. It may be the parents' money but it's the student's life. Find someplace and a major th...

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

Make sure its what the student wants. It may be the parents' money but it's the student's life. Find someplace and a major that interests you. There are so many colleges to choose from so take your time in deciding. Take advantage of orientation and meet as many people as you can. Go out on the weekends. College is supposed to be the best four years of your life, so make the most of it. Take advantage of opportunities.

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

I wish I had known about the significantly uneven female to male ratio.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It may be difficult to graduate in four years because of the general education requirements on top of major requirements.

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

A school oriented in finding a spot for all.

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

A school oriented in finding a spot for all.

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

Give your child as much space for exploration as possible. Work with them to find the best place. Allow them to go to visits, go with them, and just be overall supportive of all their goals and desires.

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

I could and will study abroad anywhere I want.

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

My advice is this, know what you are looking for: Size, gender ratio, distance area, major options, career abilities on and off campus, so many many things. Just make sure you know or you feel you know as much as you can.

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

Nothing really. It's all good. Maybe the male to female ratio.

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

Diversity and being able to accept people

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

Diversity and being able to accept people

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

I would advise students to be very pro-active in the college selection process. Visit numerous schools and be entirely selective. You must make sure the school is both accomodating to your needs as well as a good fit academically. Speak with current students, visit with faculty and staff, and check out the campus facilities. It is important to investigate the college thoroughly to determine whether or not it's the perfect fit for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Creative, liberal, looking for a well rounded education that is diverse

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

A great learning environment, but in a boring location and lacking a social scene.

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

A great learning environment, but in a boring location and lacking a social scene.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly but not as involved on campuse as they should be.

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

Make sure to visit several different colleges, each with a different feel -- one in a city, one in the country, big, small, etc. You won't really know what's right for you until you step foot on the campus. Do the right research to make sure the college has the right programs and facilities that will cater toward your personal needs.

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

Arcadia has a unique study abroad program. it allows students to study abroad three times. Plus offers courses that take 10 ...

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

Arcadia has a unique study abroad program. it allows students to study abroad three times. Plus offers courses that take 10 day excursions to other countries.

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

Finding the best college is hard. The best thing that i have figured out is to decide what is more important to you...this should be your major. Narrow it down to looking at just the schools that are known for that major. When it comes down to it most colleges are the same...you take the same kinds of classes, but finding a school that is known for International Studies for example will gear your college experience towards what you personally are looking for. Another thing to remember is colleges make a lot off money off of one student so they will always promise more than theyw ill ever end up giving you. To make the most of your college experience, you don't need to be involved in a lot of groups or go out every weekend. It's about going on excursions throught he town with your roomates, and having movie nights with cookie dough, those are the things you'll remember forever, not being part of student activest clubs.

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

There is no social life, and it is a completely artsy school. The kids in highschool that were deemed "weird, or dark" are exactly the kind of schools that go to arcadia. The school isn't very helpful with you if there is a problem. They rely on bringing in students entirely from their study abroad programs. most come to the school to study abroad and transfer afterwards.

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