university-logo

Arcadia University

Country

Glenside, USA

Overall Ranking

44 in US News

Fees

Varies

Overview

  • Beaver College, a private university in Glenside, Pennsylvania, became Arcadia University in 1853. The main suburban campus spreads over 76 acres, and admissions here are moderately selective, with an acceptance rate of 74%. 
  • Arcadia is regarded as the "Best in the Northeast" by the Princeton Review. College of Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, College of Health Sciences, and the School of Global Business offer 35 undergraduate, 15 postgraduate, and ten doctoral programs in 65 diverse areas of study. The College of Global Studies offers 130 programs from 15 countries, and Arcadia also has administrative centres in 8 countries. 
  • For admission into the Fall and Spring semesters, applications are accepted on a rolling basis using the Arcadia Application portal or Common Application. Academic transcripts, LORs, essays, CVs, and scores of TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, etc., should also be submitted with an application fee of 30 USD. With a high graduation rate, the average salary of graduates is 66,053 USD.
  • On-campus accommodation in four residential halls with fully furnished rooms, lounges, dressers, complimentary laundry services, and social spaces is provided. Apartment-style housing options are available through the Oak Summit Apartments, and the campus is equipped with dining options, shops, the Benton Spruance Art Center, and the Boyer Hall of Science. 
  • The average undergraduate tuition fee is 43,740 USD and is program-dependent for postgraduate courses. Need-based and merit-based scholarships like Campus Achievement Award and Arcadia University Distinguished Scholarship worth 31,065 USD on average are awarded. 
About the University

Year of establishment

1853

University Website Link

https://www.arcadia.edu/

Also Known as

Arcadia University

Total Students

2014

Total International Students

140

Size of Campus

76 Acres

Arcadia University Ranking

Ranking Provider
Rank

US News

44

Webomatrics - World

2967

Webomatrics - National

618

Popular Courses Offered

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Duration

48 months

Tutiton Fees

4,223,638

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Duration

48 months

Tutiton Fees

4,223,638

Undergraduate

Dual Degree Engineering Program

Duration

60 months

Tutiton Fees

3,912,454

Eligibility

Undergraduate Applicants

 

When applicable, international students may also be needed to submit:

  • Official secondary school diploma or certificate
  • Official national comprehensive examinations (such as GCE, SSSCE and CXC exams)

 

English Language Proficiency:

 

Test

Undergraduate minimum score

Postgraduate minimum score

TOEFL (iBT)

Overall 79 (Reading- 20, Listening-19, Speaking- 22, Writing-18)

Overall 80 (Reading- 20, Listening-19, Speaking- 22, Writing-19)

IELTS

6.0

6.5

iTEP

4.5

5.5

Duolingo

100

105

 

 

Admission Process

Application Portal: Arcadia Application or Common Application

 

Application Fee: 25 USD

 

Documentation needed for the application

  • Form of Application
  • Official transcripts from high school
  • SAT/ACT or TOEFL/IELTS/PTE results as evidence of English language proficiency
  • One recommendation letter
  • Financial Support Declaration
  • Passport photocopy

Accommodation

On-Campus Accommodation

 

Arcadia University provides full-time accommodation for all of its undergraduate students, and there are currently more than 1,200 students living in the university's resident halls. Anyone is not required to reside on campus, though. 

 

Even while resident halls allow for the possibility of living alone, many students share a place with four or five other people. In addition, every floor or wing of housing in Arcadia is coed. A coed-by-floor living arrangement is also available in several resident halls. Coed room, suite, or apartment placement will only be done upon request.

 

  • Kistler, Dilworth, Heinz Halls: Traditional first-year students are housed in these living halls. The only residence hall exclusively for first-year students is The Castle
  • Grey Tower Castle: In wings, rooms with 2 to 7 students each accommodate men and women. In each wing, there are shared restrooms. There is a washing facility and a microwave in the communal sitting area
  • Knight Hall: Both new students and returning students can live there in suite-style dorms. Each suite may accommodate 5-8 upper-class students. A huge closet, a communal area with furniture for relaxing, and a bathroom are shared by each apartment

 

On-campus housing link

 

Placements

Arcadia University graduates, who earn a median salary of $44,000 USD, are employed by the majority of top companies worldwide. Below is a salary breakdown of Arcadia University graduates:

Job

Salary in USD

Human Resource Generalist

53,000

Project Manager

62,000

Administrative Assistant

38,000

Communication Specialist

38,000

Graphic Designer

47,000

Physical Therapist

75,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accenture, Cooper University Healthcare, Africa Center for Strategic Progress, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Aria-Jefferson Health, Bank of America, and similar organisations are some of the top recruitment companies.

 

By mixing work placements into courses, Arcadia internship programmes increase students' potential for career development. There are many different internship opportunities available for both summer and semester sessions.

 

For intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students, Arcadia University offers a distinctively global, integrative, and personalised learning experience. The university has been effective in developing leaders who are specially equipped to handle a variety of issues in the workplace.

Leap Scholar Verdict

Advantages

Ranked 1st in the nation for study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education.

A total of 3,700 students, including international students, study here.

99% of the full-time undergraduates receive need or merit-based financial aid.

Offers more than 65 fields of study, including bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Academic or co-curricular merit scholarships offered to 80% of undergraduates

97% of graduates from the 2019 batch obtained employment within 6-9 months of graduation.

The acceptance rate of this university is around 66%.

Get all your Questions Answered

Where is Arcadia University located?

Arcadia University is located in Glenside, USA

How much does it cost to study in Arcadia University?

The average first year cost to study in Arcadia University is INR 3920573

What is the acceptance rate for Arcadia University?

Arcadia University has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

Talk to an expert

Get Started Today!

Follow us on:

HQ- Bangalore  (India)

Prestige Atlanta, 80 Feet Rd, Kormangala 1A Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034

Singapore  (International)

11 Collyer Quay #17-00 The Arcade, 049317, Singapore