Arcadia Named Top Up-and-Coming University

By Purnell T. Cropper | August 24, 2010

“In spring 2010, for the third year in a row, U.S. News asked the experts who respond to our annual peer assessment survey to identify institutions in their U.S. News ranking category that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life,” says the U.S. News & World Report website.

For the second year in a row, Arcadia University is on the short list of universities identified as on the cutting edge in academic innovation. Arcadia is one of only five regional universities in the North named to the U.S. News top Up-and-Coming Schools list.

“After introducing a ground-breaking new Undergraduate Curriculum that includes a Global Connections Experience for all of our students, we pioneered the Majors Abroad Program and were one of the first universities to introduce the three-year undergraduate degree,” says President Jerry Greiner. “We also continue to gain recognition for our graduate programs, with our Physical Therapy program ranked seventh in the nation by U.S. News and our Physician Assistant and Genetic Counseling programs among the largest in the nation.”

“As we introduced our new academic structure of three colleges and a school last year, we introduced the first college dedicated to international education and study abroad to be fully integrated into the academic and administrative core of a university in the United States,’ Greiner adds.

“Arcadia is distinct in that all of our students—both graduate and undergraduate—engage in integrative, real-world learning opportunities such as internships, evidence-based research, service learning, interdisciplinary study, problem-based learning, and co-curricular learning opportunities that expand beyond the traditional classroom. With the world as their classroom, Arcadia students are prepared to lead in a changing global society.”