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July 30, 2020

Enrollment Management and OCE Announce College2Career Scholars Program

The University’s Office of Enrollment Management and Office of Career Education (OCE) have launched the College2Career Scholars Program, a four-semester program to build students’ professional identities and expand career opportunities. The program offers mentoring, individual and group career...

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July 8, 2020

Arcadia Innovates Campus Tour

As COVID-19 forced us to socially distance this spring, Arcadia was innovating about how prospective students could tour campus in bloom and learn about all that the University has to offer. In that spirit, the University launched its first campus online and driving tours on April 3. Viewers from...

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June 15, 2020

Hall Begins Tenure as Vice President for Enrollment Management

Following a national search, Rakin Hall —a higher education expert with more than 20 years of success and strategic management at institutions such as the University of Utah and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC)—was appointed vice president for Enrollment Management. Hall’s...

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June 2, 2020

Arcadia Announces Unique, Distinctive GAP Year Program for 2020-21 Academic Year

Arcadia University has announced a GAP Year program for the 2020-21 academic year, a unique, innovative, and affordable way for students to earn university credits while acquiring a sense of the Arcadia experience at their own pace. Arcadia’s GAP Year program is distinctive for those students...

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May 20, 2020

Arcadia Adopts SAT-Optional Policy for Class of 2025

Arcadia University will join more than 1,100 universities and colleges nationwide with a standardized-test optional admissions policy beginning with current high school juniors applying for the Fall 2021 semester. In collaboration with University leadership, a working group of Arcadia faculty,...

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May 18, 2020

Hall Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management

Following a national search, Rakin Hall —a higher education expert with more than 20 years of success and strategic management at institutions such as the University of Utah and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC)—was appointed vice president for Enrollment Management. Hall’s...

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October 17, 2019

Enrollment Managment Hosts Transfer Pop-In Event Oct. 24

Transferring to a new university can be challenging. That’s why, to help transfer students connect with others who share their new school experiences, Enrollment Management is hosting a Transfer Pop-In event on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Stein Fireplace Lounge from 3 to 5 p.m. At the event, which is...

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March 7, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom , a documentary on which Dr...

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February 16, 2018

Arcadia Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll

Arcadia University was named to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in community college transfer pathways. Honorees will be celebrated at the PTK Catalyst, a centennial convention held in Kansas City, Mo. from April 19 to 21. Phi Theta Kappa is an...

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July 20, 2016

International Counselors Visit Campus as Part of Regional Tour

On July 9, 25 international counselors from schools around the world visited Arcadia University as part of a regional tour hosted by the Council of International Schools . Counselors learned of the benefits of a liberal arts education, personal attention, and smaller class sizes in order to better...

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May 23, 2016

Transfer Honor Roll: 40 Colleges and Universities Recognized for Dynamic Transfer Pathways

Arcadia University is one of 40 colleges and universities in the nation to be named to the Phi Theta Kappa’s inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college...

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November 23, 2015

Open House Introduces 400+ to Arcadia

More than 450 students attended the Open House on Saturday, Nov. 20, touring campus, attending academic presentations, and learning about campus resources. The total number of applications matched last year’s record high for a November Open House.

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October 7, 2015

R&R Voice and Data Donate Money for New Electric Kiln

In September 2015, technology company R&R Voice and Data donated $5,900 to purchase a new electric kiln for the Ceramics department. The kiln will be installed in the Ceramics kiln room on the first floor of Murphy Hall. With about 50 students in Ceramics courses each semester, the kilns are...

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September 22, 2015

More than 400 Get a Glimpse of Arcadia at Fall Open House

More than 425 students attended the Fall Open House on Sunday, Sept. 20, touring campus, attending academic presentations, and learning about campus resources. The total number of applications submitted at the open house was the highest for a Fall Open House since 2011. To learn more about Arcadia...

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August 27, 2015

Wanted: Creative Minds for Award-winning Student Blog

We want to show Arcadia from your perspective as you pursue your interests, whether you’re coordinating a campus event for a student club, studying abroad for a semester, competing on a sports team, taking Honors classes, doing a research project, navigating freshman year, or completing a degree as...

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December 18, 2014

Students Pay It Forward, Send Former Teachers to China for Educators’ Preview

Thanks to essays written by Arcadia students, the University is sending three high school educators to China this summer. The essays were in response to the annual Pay It Forward Scholarship Contest, which asks Arcadia students to reflect on the impact of an influential educator from high school...

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December 11, 2014

More Than 1,200 Attend Last Open House of Season

Despite a morning chill, the Dec. 7 Open House at Arcadia brought nearly 1,250 people to campus. Faculty, staff, and students led information sessions and campus tours for 476 prospective students, while attendees learned about financial aid, campus activities, and international experiences such as...

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November 20, 2014

More Than 1,300 Visit Campus for November Open House

Two days before Arcadia was again ranked first in the nation for study abroad , the University celebrated one of the largest fall Open Houses in school history. The Nov. 15 Open House welcomed to campus 482 prospective undergraduate students, who explored the wide range of academic and...

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August 8, 2014

Collaboration with Philadelphia Futures Opens Doors for First-gen Students

By JENNIFER RETTER ’16 A collaboration between Arcadia University and Philadelphia Futures is, in many ways, a perfect fit. After all, the University throughout its history has enrolled many first-generation students, providing opportunities for those who were the first in their families to attend...

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June 29, 2012

Counselors Learn about China's Education System from Xi’an Faculty, Students

Educators’ Preview has continued to present opportunities to learn more about Chinese history, culture, society and education through dynamic lectures presented by Dr. Du Ruiqing and Dawei Yang, partners of Arcadia at Xi’an International University. Discussions about Confucianism and its impact on...

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June 25, 2012

Educators' Preview Continues with 3-Day Exploration of Xi’an

On Wednesday, June 20, the educational journey for 11 local high school educators in China began, led by Tiffany L. Still , Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, and Tamara Lapman , Associate Director of Enrollment Management. The educators include eight high school guidance...

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