Arcadia University

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General Information

Admission Office
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
(215) 572-2910
(887) 272-2342
Fax: (215) 881-8767

Contact: Mark Lapreziosa
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
Main Address
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
(215) 572-2900

Total undergrads: 2,242
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 601
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,143
Graduate enrollment: 1,652

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fashion studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sound and music B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B,C
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B,C
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics C
Computer Programming – General B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B
Health Services Administration B
Health System Administration B,C
Medical Illustrating B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Global legal studies B
Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B
Sport psychology B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Arcadia University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (215) 572-2900
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038-3295
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,463
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,457 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $44,440
Out-of-state Tuition: $44,440
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $29,727

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Arcadia University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Arcadia University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 101
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 151
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 6192
English Language and Literature/Letters 43
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 162
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 261
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 226
Social Sciences 91
Visual and Performing Arts 15
Grand total 680372

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Arcadia University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $44,440
Out-of-state $44,440
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $28,922
Out-of-state $28,922

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 469 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 467 99% $29,727
Student loan aid 379 80% $11,146

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,915 89% $28,268
Federal student loans 1,510 70% $6,886

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Arcadia University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Arcadia University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,216 3,146 7,070
Percent admitted 100% 62% 67%
Percent admitted who enrolled 5% 6% 5%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Arcadia University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,463
Undergraduate enrollment 2,149
Graduate enrollment 1,314

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Arcadia University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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