Our Lived Values
We prepare community members with the nimbleness to address the multifaceted challenges of civic life and to pursue new strategies in a dynamic world.
We challenge ourselves to perform at and provide high standards in education, experience, and opportunity. Academic excellence is evidenced in the rigor and vigor of our programs and also in the qualities of our alumni.
We facilitate a boundless learning environment across disciplines that integrate diverse perspectives into new knowledge and novel solutions to complex problems.
We are honest and ethical in our actions, individually and collectively as an institution. Our integrative experiences, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, cultivate intellectual and social responsibility.
We encourage freedom of thought and expression irrespective of ideological perspectives throughout our community of learners.
We bring our individual and collective resources to bear to seek positive transformation in our community and the world. We are always on guard against injustice and its causes.
Embracing our diversity creates a rich and welcoming atmosphere where the difference in culture, perspective, and belief enriches academic discourse and campus life and creates a sense of belonging for all community members.
We are committed stewards of Arcadia, and we will ensure that decisions are made in accordance with our institutional mission, goals, and guidelines.
Arcadia is a Top-Ranked University
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides an educational experience that is values-based; rooted in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI); and places students at the center. Through its community of practice, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority by developing and Combating anti-Black Racism Initiatives (CABR) on campus and in its surrounding communities.
- The Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” for eight consecutive years.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia as the #1 university in Pennsylvania for study abroad, and among the top in the nation (above Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth universities).
- USNWR cites Arcadia as among the Most Innovative Colleges and among the best schools for Undergraduate Teaching (#22 regionally) and Social Mobility (#48 regionally).
- U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs nationally in their respective categories.