Fast Facts about Arcadia University

Arcadia’s Promise to students includes opportunities to explore global perspectives, integrate theory with real-world experiences, and benefit from the personal attention that is the hallmark of Arcadia’s learning community. The Promise sums up the shared experiences of generations of alumni—since 1853—and the collective efforts of the faculty and staff who create Arcadia’s distinguished learning environment.

By the Numbers

Enrollment

2,300

Undergraduate Students

1,400

Graduate Students

3,700

Total Enrollment

13:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

14

Average First-Year Class Size

99%

Full time undergraduates receive need- and/or merit-based financial aid

86%

Students Living on Campus

Pie chart describing 30% male and 70% female

30% Male; 70% Female

9,243

Total Applicants

3.7

Average GPA

1,147

Average SAT Score

24

Average ACT Score

By the Numbers

Study Abroad

For nine years, Open Doors has ranked Arcadia #1 for student participation in study abroad (Top 10 Master's, 2018). Unique international opportunities include: FYSAE (First-Year Study Abroad Experience for Spring semester in London), Preview (a credit-bearing course offered to first-year and new transfer students that includes a week abroad), faculty-led programs, more than 130 semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs, and internships and service learning overseas.

72%

Undergrads using passport before graduation

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Nationally Ranked in study abroad participation

130+

Semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs

By the Numbers

Student Life & Athletics

60+

Clubs and Organizations

Knight Logo Athletics

School Mascot: The Knight

26

NCAA Division III Teams
  • Athletic Conference/Division: Arcadia is a member of the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conferences and the East Coast Athletic Conference.
  • The Arcadia school colors are Scarlet and Grey. 
  • The Men’s Teams are: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball
  • The Women’s Teams are: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball Club Sports Offered: Cheerleading, Equestrian (competes in IHSA), Ultimate Frisbee, and a wide variety of intramural sports.

About Arcadia University

More Information

Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is Philadelphia's global university and a pioneer in international education. The university's beautiful and vibrant campus is located on 76 acres in Glenside, Pennsylvania, approximately 12 miles north of Center City Philadelphia.
 

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