Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.

Arcadia is a coeducational, comprehensive private university in metropolitan Philadelphia offering undergraduate and graduate study to more than 4,000 students.

Arcadia ranks 1st in the nation based on its percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad, according to the most recent Open Doors Report.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Glenside, Pennsylvania
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Average ACT range: 22-28
  • Average SAT range: 1090-1270
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama/Theatre Arts; Education; English; History; International Relations; Law; Mathematics; Philosophy; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $55,590


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball

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