This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 49 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically outstanding and well worth consideration,” including University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Villanova University. In total, there are 224 schools listed in the “Best in the Northeast” region, and 656 among the five United States zones.
The Princeton Review notes the University’s small classes and personalized attention as hallmarks of an Arcadia experience. Remarks from students highlight the individualized research opportunities with faculty, global learning experiences through a variety of study abroad programs, and an overall environment where people “share their love of learning.”
One English and Secondary Education student remarked that “what really brings people here is the study abroad program. What keeps them here are the people.”
Selections are based on extensive research, including data collection from thousands of colleges nationwide, staff visits to schools, interviews with college counselors and advisers, and student surveys addressing issues such as professor receptivity and the quality of campus facilities.
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges, either overall or in various categories, but lists them alphabetically. The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” consists of schools located in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.