Chances of getting into Arcadia University

Arcadia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.2%
Admission Difficulty for Arcadia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Arcadia and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,930 out of 9,243 applicants were admitted making Arcadia a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Arcadia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Arcadia SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Arcadia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Arcadia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Arcadia University?

Arcadia University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Arcadia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >75%
1150 to 1250 Avg + 64%-75%
1050 to 1150 Avg - 51%-64%
950 to 1050 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 950 Low <38%
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Arcadia ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Arcadia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Arcadia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Arcadia?

Admission data indicates that Arcadia regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #27 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Arcadia University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Arcadia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >75%
24 to 27 Avg + 64%-75%
21 to 24 Avg - 51%-64%
18 to 21 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 18 Low <38%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.65
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Arcadia University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arcadia University was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Arcadia accepts 64% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Arcadia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,336 2,907 9,243
Accepted 4,183 1,747 5,930
Acceptance Rate 66% 60% 64%
Enrolled 334 145 479
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 8% 8%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Arcadia University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Arcadia University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Arcadia University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Arcadia. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Arcadia. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1250. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.