#36 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
Arcadia University overview
Location Glenside, Pennsylvania
Online arcadia.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Arcadia University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, Arcadia University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith. In the most recent statistical year 9,243 prospective students applied, and 5,930 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 479 enrolled in the school.  2,456 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,206 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $42,880 plus fees of $700. Arcadia is ranked 493 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Arcadia is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1050/1250
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.65
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Arcadia University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$700
Room and Board $13,800
Budget for Other Expenses$1,100
Total One Year Cost$59,980

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Arcadia University students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 14%
Biology 12%
Business 12%
Social Sciences 9%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211088 IPEDS survey data for Arcadia University.