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Arcadia University

Glenside, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%

About Arcadia University

Arcadia University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Glenside, Pennsylvania. Arcadia University was founded in 1853. The college currently enrolls around 3,026 students per year, including 1,870 undergraduates.

Arcadia University Acceptance Rate 2017

It is moderately difficult to get into Arcadia University. The acceptance rate at Arcadia University is 56%. In 2017, 6,321 students applied to Arcadia University and 3,563 were admitted.

Arcadia University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21.5%

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Arcadia University is located in the town of Glenside, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

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College Info

450 South Easton Road Glenside, PA 19038-3295

Campus Setting: Suburban

Arcadia University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Arcadia University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1300


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

558 - 680

Arcadia University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Arcadia University is like? There are approximately 3,026 students enrolled at Arcadia University, including 1,870 undergraduate students and 1,156 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 63% percent are from PA and 37% percent of students are from other states.


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