Arcadia University: Ranking & Review

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Glenside
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United States
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World
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18322934
Top 18%

Arcadia University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate62%59%64%
Applicants8,9312,7636,168
Admissions5,5631,6233,940
Enrolled undergraduates569175394
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,8111,1032,708

673 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

315 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores438
Percent of students submitting SAT scores78%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
580
Math
565

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores169
Percent of students submitting ACT scores30%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
24
ACT Math
23

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $30. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Arcadia University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$58,590$58,590
Off-campus$63,295$63,295
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,660 and other expenses per full academic year.

Arcadia University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,339 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$41,630$41,630
Fees for full-time undergraduates$700$700
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$700$700
Tuition for Full-time graduates$28,488$28,488
Fees for full-time graduates$190$190
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$735$735

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs39110128277
Education301018139
Psychology6052112
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services692392
Biological and Biomedical Sciences741387
Social Sciences531265
English Language and Literature & Letters321547
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs39645
Visual and Performing Arts4444
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies271340
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1414
Mathematics and Statistics1313
History88
Physical Sciences88
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities33
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics33
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies22
Legal Professions and Studies22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service
Library Science
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Grand Total5213451361,002

A total of 521 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Arcadia University.

At the master's and doctor's level 481 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate66%59%70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesBeaver College
Founded1853
Religious affiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)
Colorsscarlet, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff656
Instructional FTE313
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.arcadia.edu
Address450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, Pennsylvania, 19038-3295
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population8,000
Phone2155722900
Fax+1 (215) 881 8799

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