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Arcadia University Overview

Arcadia University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Arcadia is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Arcadia University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$36,811 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Arcadia since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Arcadia is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Arcadia.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Arcadia makes roughly $54,467 a year. This is 33% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Arcadia to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Arcadia University?


Contact details for Arcadia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038-3295
Phone: 215-572-2900

How Do I Get Into Arcadia?

You can apply to Arcadia online at:

Admission Requirements for Arcadia

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Arcadia?

82% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Arcadia University is 82%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 30% of accepted students are men and 70% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Arcadia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Arcadia University  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Arcadia University  ( 520 to 640 )
Arcadia received ACT scores from 5% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 26. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Arcadia University  ( 22 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Arcadia University  ( 23 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Arcadia University  ( 22 to 27 )

Can I Afford Arcadia University?

$36,811 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Arcadia is $36,811. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Arcadia, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,886 a year. That adds up to $35,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Arcadia is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Arcadia University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,646 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,832 undergraduate students at Arcadia, with 1,646 being full-time and 186 being part-time.


There are also 1,232 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,646 full-time undergraduates at Arcadia, 34% are male and 66% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arcadia University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 96
Black or African American 194
Hispanic or Latino 167
White 1,006
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 163

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Arcadia University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 25 countries are represented at Arcadia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Arcadia University

705 Took All Classes Online
1,486 Took At Least One Class Online
88.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,486 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Arcadia has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 80th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Arcadia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arcadia University was 88.3%. This is the #459 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Arcadia regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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