Arcadia University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Glenside, PA

$44,620

Avg tuition

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About Arcadia University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Presbyterian Church (USA)  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Arcadia University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Glenside, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,014, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 74%. The university offers 71 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 65%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $44,620.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

74% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

74% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

65% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Recommended

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-28

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1030-1230

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

86%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

52%

Unknown

16%

Black

10%

Hispanic

7%

Asian

7%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

71%

Socio-economic diversity

36% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

2,851

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 13% online

Master's X Bold Not offered

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $44,620 $44,620
Graduate $27,894 $27,894

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,500
On-campus room and board $14,050
On-campus other expenses $1,100
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $20,400
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,100
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,850

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $61,270 $61,270
Off-campus without family $67,620 $67,620
Off-campus with family $49,970 $49,970

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

30%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,877
State Grant Aid $3,480
Institution Grant Aid $27,276
Pell Grant Aid $4,577

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.