Arcadia

Arcadia University

450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
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Overview of Arcadia University (Arcadia)

About this school

Arcardia University (formerly Beaver College) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Founded as the Beaver Female Seminary in 1853, it adopted coeducation in 1973. Its 55-acre campus is located in Glenside, 20 minutes from Philadelphia by train. The Castle,' a campus landmark, is fashioned after a medieval English manor.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,390
    • Men:752 (31.5%)
    • Women:1,638 (68.5%)

Location

Admission Information (Arcadia)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Arcadia University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
450 South Easton Road
City, State, Zip
Glenside, PA  19038-3295
Phone
(215) 572-2910
Fax
(215) 572-4049
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio, audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 8,931 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 6,168 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 2,763 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
615 (11%) of 5,564 admitted students enrolled
Women
415 (11%) of 3,941 admitted students enrolled
Men
200 (12%) of 1,623 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
42%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
564 average |520-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
584 average |540-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
36%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Arcadia)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $42,330 (73.63019655592277%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,660 (23.760654026787268%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (2.6091494172899634%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Arcadia University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003235
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
579 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
569 (98.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
569 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
199 (35.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$30,745
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 569 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,059
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 439 (77.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,477
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 122 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
117 (19.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,183

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,054 (88.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,863 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,860 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
558 (30.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$30,072
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,859 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,516
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,486 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,468
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 339 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
354 (15.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,060

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Arcadia)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


179

Part-Time Faculty


298

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


34%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Arcadia University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.0%

Programs & Majors (Arcadia)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Sciences
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, Other
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, forensic science, international peace and conflict resolution

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Health Education, Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Management, Master of Medical Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Humanities, Master of Science in Forensic Science, Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts in English, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (33)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Education
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Health Education
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Theater

Campus Life (Arcadia)

Location & Geography

Population


7,914

Nearest Metropolitan Area


76 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Glenside

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


49% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


51%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, equestrian sports, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Arcadia University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student program board, residence hall council, student government, arcadia christian fellowship, student alumni association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,177

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,390
Women
1,638
Men
752

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.3% Asian
  • 9.8% Black/African-American
  • 9.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.5% White
  • 4.5% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 13 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,421

Student Resources (Arcadia)

Study resources