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Arcadia Demographics & Diversity

Glenside, Pennsylvania

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Arcadia are primarily White with a small Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Arcadia University students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 9%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 136% more female students than male students enrolled at Arcadia University with a gender ratio of 70% women to 30% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Arcadia has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Arcadia University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 30%
Women 70%
Enrollment by gender for Arcadia University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 913
Women 2,151

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Arcadia serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 59 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Arcadia University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 59%
Out of State 40%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,830 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 6.2%
Part time Undergrads 4.9%

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