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Arcadia University
Arcadia University 450 S Easton Rd Glenside, PA 19038 Phone: (215) 572-2900
  • General Information
    About Arcadia University

    Arcadia University prepares students for life in a rapidly changing global society. As a comprehensive, independent institution, Arcadia offers men and women a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs on its suburban Philadelphia campus and through its College of Global Studies. Arcadia University prides itself on meeting the changing educational, career, and developmental needs of students, alumni, and the local community while emphasizing the strengths of a liberal education. Non-sectarian, with strong ties to the Presbyterian Church, Arcadia University is committed to serving students of all ages and cultural backgrounds. A dedicated community of teacher/scholars, administrators, staff, trustees and students work in genuine collegiality to create a climate for learning and personal growth based upon intellectual challenge and nurturing relationships. At Arcadia University, the following qualities define educational excellence: Skill in critical thinking and effective communication Mastery of a major field of knowledge Appreciation of multiple disciplinary perspectives and methods of understanding Proficiency in applying what is learned Ability to work productively in culturally heterogeneous groups Understanding of the integral relationships among the peoples of the world Commitment to ethical decision making and socially responsible community participation

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,175
    Percent Admitted 61%
    Men Admitted 59%
    Women Admitted 62%
    Full Time Retention Rate 77%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 480 618
      Math 480 578
      Writing 478 610
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 20 26
      English 20 27
      Math 18 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,794
    Native American 4.0
    Asian 107.0
    African American 433.0
    Hispanic 109.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,993
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 696

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