Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, your first year at Arcadia sets the stage for your educational career. You will study interesting topics, become immersed in campus life, work alongside classmates and faculty, and engage in local and global communities to make a difference.
The academic core for first-year students revolves around our First-Year Seminar—a small, interactive class where you explore topics that interest you. With class size limited to approximately 15 students, the seminars help you become more familiar with the campus and the region. Class excursions include trips to Broadway, museums, farms, and nature parks.
Arcadia is the only university to subsidize a unique Preview program, which gives first-year and transfer students an opportunity to study a global topic and experience culture in places like Greece, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Japan at an affordable cost. Through Arcadia's First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), a select group of students spend either the fall or spring semester of their first year studying abroad in London, England, or Stirling, Scotland.
It's never too early to meet with the Office of Career Education. From day one, Arcadia students can explore and develop career options using a variety of resources, including KnightLink.
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Glenside, PA 19038