Glenside, PA
Arcadia University


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Recent Reviews

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

It is important to first review the personality of the student entering college, and then look at the person's intellectual c...

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

It is important to first review the personality of the student entering college, and then look at the person's intellectual capability and goals. If a person can fit all three of these categories into one university, then they have found the learning environment for them. If you are an introvert/intellectual, there are many ivy league and higher education systems available for these people. If you are gregarious and intellectual, then you have found my school. If you choose to look at things on a global level, then study abroad is important. The main issue here is to figure out what you like to study, and enjoy as a hobby, know your study habits and learning curve, and go out there and you will find the right fit.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The person who should attend this school is one who is focused on global and environmental issues, and who is willing to take on new challenges revolving around these issues. This person should also enjoy academic and social encounters in groups that are very diverse, and be willing to enjoy new things.

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

As far as picking of the right school, I would look for the type of environment that best suits the student for learning. Vis...

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

As far as picking of the right school, I would look for the type of environment that best suits the student for learning. Visiting the schools before making a final choice is highly suggested, especially if you have the opportunity to spend a day with a current student for a day to see what college life is like at that particular school. The college experience is all about learning and having fun. Getting the work done is the first priority and if you have time then joining a club or group would help broaden a student's perspective and get them in connect with different people. A work study job is always helpful for spending money or getting a job that is off campus. While it is not always possible to go to every campus activity, try to go to as many as you can especially those that hold some kind of interest for you or you think might be fun.

What's unique about your campus?

It's quiet because it makes it easier to study and get things done.

What kind of person should attend this school?

SOmeone not interested in soroities and fraternities, is willing to work hard, and doesn't mind being in the suburbs.

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

The most unique thing about Arcadia is that you are able to travel abroad as early as your first semester to a large variety ...

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

The most unique thing about Arcadia is that you are able to travel abroad as early as your first semester to a large variety of countries across the globe, and all of the credits you take while abroad are guarenteed to transfer back to Arcadia. The vast amount of oppurtunity this allows you is monumental, because the different cultural and ethnic experiences you can have while abroad are something that will be so benifitial to your understanding and accepting of people from different backgrounds for the rest of your life. Especially with the world being so internationally interactive these days.

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

The most important thing to do when it comes to finding the right college is just to visit as many colleges as possible before deciding. Never choose a school based on what it says about itself either, the best way of getting the truth is to visit the college and ask students who don't give the tours what they thing about it, because the tour guides do get paid, and won't necessarily be honest with you. It's also a good idea to simply search the internet for information about the school that isn't published by the school, so you can see what other accredited affiliations say about it. Once you've chosen your college, make sure you or your student becomes active on the campus, join clubs and attend the performances, movie nights, comedians, or other get- togethers hosted by the various clubs, because this is where you will meet your future friends. The last peice of advice I have is to never limit yourself to just hanging out with who you were roomed with. You are more likely to have something in common with the people you meet at various clubs and sports.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Arcadia University is its somewhat small campus size. The smaller amount of students, about 3,700 students, compared to many Universities allows for so much more individual growth. Especially because the student to teacher ratio is so small, with the average class size being about 20 students or less, which allows for a great one on one relationship with most of my professors. It's wonderful to have my proffessors actually know me by name, and know that they actually care about my education and performance in their class. The learning is strongly enhanced by this.

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

Arcadia University offers a personal, professional, diverse, unique college-life experience.

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

Arcadia University offers a personal, professional, diverse, unique college-life experience.

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

our school offers small classes, personal yet professional relationships with other students as well as faculty, and also offers a great and diverse study abroad program.

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

Definitely visit schools, look at academic programs, see if they offer study abroad programs or graduate studies. I would also look into financial aid packages, sport activities, housing, etc. It's important to research campus life. Many times students pick any school and end up hating it and switching to another school. Save the hassle and do the research.

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

Always visit the campus and talk to students to find out anything that is of importance to you.

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

Always visit the campus and talk to students to find out anything that is of importance to you.

What's unique about your campus?

The small classrooms which gives your teachers the ability to have more of a focus on each student.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The social life on the weekends. They do not have much to do and if they do it is usually just a movie or something similar to what they have every weekend for students to do.

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

Pick a place where you feel comfortable and where people share your interests. You will hate living there if you cannot find...

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

Pick a place where you feel comfortable and where people share your interests. You will hate living there if you cannot find any commonality among your peers. Relax as best you can and don't overwork yourself. Don't sign up for a hundred extra-curriculars when you know you cannot commit to them in addition to school and work, but don't lock yourself up in your dorm all day either. The best experiences in college come from how you develop and interact with people outside of class. Allow your self to be open to new things and you will make the most of your college experience.

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

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.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You shouldn't attend this school if you want to be just a number in the crowd. Classes are very small and teachers know you personally very quickly. You get more one on one attention from the teacher here in a class of 15 or 20, than in a larger class of 30 or more.

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

Arcadia University is small but friendly.

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

Arcadia University is small but friendly.

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

Picking the right college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, so choose carefully. Do your research and visit each school before you make your decision. Consider all pros and cons of each option. Once you get to school, take your education seriously. The hardest thing about college courses is that you get a small amount of work at a time, but it's easy to fall behind if you don't pace yourself and keep up with that work. You also need to remember to enjoy the college experience. Four years go by very quickly so don't spend all your time with your nose in your textbooks. Have fun every once in a while. Join clubs, get involved in sports, go to parties. The people you meet in college will be your friends for life so don't miss out on any opportunities to meet new people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The only people who wouldn't fit in at this school are people who aren't open-minded.

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

Small and quaint, we also have a Castle on campus; small class sizes, and professors who really care about how you do and wh...

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

Small and quaint, we also have a Castle on campus; small class sizes, and professors who really care about how you do and what you do.

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

Make sure they know exactly what they want in a school, if they dont then dont push them to fully decide then and there, because there is always the opportunity to transfer to another school if they dont like the first one. Overall make sure they know what they are getting into, especially if they have had problems with grades in the past. College can be tough in the first year but make sure they know they can come back especially in a good school with a lot of support.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is looking for a small school with small class sizes, most are a max of 30. Someone who likes knowing who is on campus and who does what on campus, and someone who cares about the kind of education they get.

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

I personally was more concered about the money aspect of college than the kind of experience I would be having. The best advi...

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

I personally was more concered about the money aspect of college than the kind of experience I would be having. The best advice I could give to future students would be to follow their heart and not their wallets.

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

The large homosexual population and how they make they heterosexual population feel out of place.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of school activites and school spirit.

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  • 2,473
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $40,920
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  • 63%

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