450 S. Easton Road Glenside, PA 19038-3295 215-572-2910
http://www.arcadia.edu admiss@arcadia.edu
About Arcadia University
  • Year of Foundation 1853
  • Size of Campus 60 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Presbyterian
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's,Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,957
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 73%, 27%,36%
  • App. Deadlines
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $33,490
  • Room and Board $11,640
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 2,063
A vibrant, engaged campus revolves around the historic Grey Towers Castle and the new Commons student center. Arcadia is Philadelphia's global university and a pioneer in international education. Arcadia is a top-ranked private university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. More than 4,000 students choose from among 80 fields of study. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top tier of regional universities in the North.Two centuries ago, little else traveled through the wilderness of westernmost Pennsylvania except for the Ohio and the Beaver Rivers. At their confluence, the French established a trading post. Here members of the Delaware, the Shawnee and the Iroquois tribes would gather to barter and exchange goods with the European traders. The rivers were essential for travel, for sustenance and for military defense. During the American Revolutionary War, General McIntosh of Washington's Colonial Army built a fort at this place where the Beaver River flowed into the Ohio.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Hillel, Neumann Club, Arcadia Christian Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Alliance, Latino Club, Arcadia Asian Society
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Family Weekend, Arcadia Blitz, Woodstock, Arcadia Spring Formal, Arcadia Semi-formal, International Festival
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Zeta
  • Setting Suburban
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Philadelphia (20), na
  • Distance to nearest train Glenside (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Philadelphia (10)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 44%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 30%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 38%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 66%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 6%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (53%), apartment for single students (47%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 12%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
Campus Services
  • Museums Landman Library Art Gallery; Spruance Art Center, Spruance Art Gallery; Arcadia Theater; Stiteler Auditorium; Fine Arts Graphics labs; photo studio and darkrooms; pottery kilns, metals studio, observatory, greenhouse
  • Number Of Subscriptions 936
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 59,120
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 50
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 571
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 120
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 143,232
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,500
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 250
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 3,396
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 200
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, other
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 52%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment OFF CAMPUS JOB
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 86%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
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