Fast Facts About Arcadia

  • Total Enrollment:  3,700
  • Total Undergraduate:  2,300
  • Total Graduate:  1,400
First-Year Entering Class, Fall 2018
  • Total Applications Received: 9,243
  • % of First-year Students Living On-campus: 86%
  • % of First-year Students Living Off-campus: 14%
  • Percent Male: 30%
  • Percent Female: 70%
The Arcadia Promise

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.

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.
  • Internships and service learning overseas.
Student Life & Athletics
  • Number of Student Clubs/Organizations: More than 50
  • Athletic Conference/Division: Arcadia is a member of the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conferences and the East Coast Athletic Conference
  • School Colors: Scarlet and Grey
  • School Mascot: Knight
  • Men’s Teams: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball
  • Women’s Teams: 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

Campus Information

  • Located on 76 acres in Glenside, Pennsylvania, approximately 12 miles north of Center City Philadelphia
  • Grey Towers Castle, a National Historic Landmark, is a vital part of campus life