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Arcadia University

School Profile

  • Arcadia UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Glenside, PA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,242
First-year Undergraduate Students: 601
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,143
Graduate Students: 1,652

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Acting
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Art Therapy
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Computer Programming - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Fashion studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Global legal studies
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Medical Illustrating
  • Bachelor of Metal/Jewelry Arts
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Sound and music
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Sport psychology
  • Bachelor of Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Bachelor of Theater Literature/History/Criticism
  • Certificate of Computer Graphics

Online Undergraduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Accounting and Related Services
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Taxation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Online Graduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Accounting and Related Services
  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Health Professions, Clinical Sciences, and Social Services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Marketing
  • Public Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Taxation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Business
  • Education


  • In-state tuition and fees: $31,260
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $31,260

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 530
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 200
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 90
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 579
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 107


Member: NCAA
Team name: Scarlet Knights


  • Ranked #34 Regional Universities (North)
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  • Ranked #54 Physician Assistant
  • Ranked #154 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #83 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
(215) 572-2910
(877) 272-2342
Fax: (215) 881-8767
Contact: Mark Lapreziosa
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 65%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 65%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,938
Female applicants 4,314
Male applicants 1,624
Applicants accepted 3,844
Female applicants accepted 2,842
Male applicants accepted 1,002
Freshman enrollment 558
Female freshman enrollment 400
Male freshman enrollment 158
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.3-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 92%
SAT Critical Reading average score 577
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 510-620
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 559
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 500-610
SAT Writing average score 567
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 500-610
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 15%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 22-27
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 22-29
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 20-27
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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