In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, Arcadia University is ranked in the top 17 percent of Pennsylvania schools in its category, as well as a Best Value School in the Regional North category.
Arcadia is ranked 48 out of 187 schools (7th out of 41 Pennsylvania schools in that category) in the Best Regional Universities category. The University also is listed as one of only two schools in its region to be cited as “a stellar example of a study abroad program.”
One of the hallmarks of an Arcadia education, personal attention, was noted, with the publication lauding the University’s small class size. U.S. News also considers Arcadia “to be among colleges that are above average academically.” In the publication’s most recent graduate school rankings, Arcadia’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs remain nationally ranked.
The U.S. News & World Report’s North Regional University category comprises Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. Regional universities are those that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs, but offer few, if any, doctoral programs.
In 2016, Open Doors Reportranked Arcadia University #1 in the nation for undergraduate students studying abroad for the seventh consecutive year. Earlier this year, The Princeton Review named Arcadia University among the “Best in the Northeast” in its 2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region.