The acceptance rate at Arcadia is 74%. It ranks #42 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Arcadia is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,541 out of 8,884 applicants were admitted.
The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1030/1230 ACT 20/28). Arcadia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 7% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Arcadia application fee is $30 and applications are due by Mar 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Arcadia University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 19% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1130
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Arcadia University?
Arcadia University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. Arcadia ranks #24 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||24
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Arcadia?
Admission data indicates that Arcadia regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Arcadia University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Arcadia University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Arcadia. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arcadia University was 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #60 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 74% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||23.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||22.0%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||17.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||15.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||15.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||3.0%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||1.0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
82% of Arcadia University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||22%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||82%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||7%||8%||7%|
Applicants have 91 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Arcadia University is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to Arcadia University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to Arcadia. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% 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 1030 and 1230. 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 20 and 28. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.