If you want to apply to Arcadia University, the fee for the application costs $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Arcadia University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Arcadia University is moderately difficult. Arcadia University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Arcadia University accepted 74% of all applicants., around 6,541 of the 8,884 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Arcadia University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to evening college is program not competitive.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Arcadia University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Arcadia University must submit the following items. Double check with Arcadia University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Other Requirements||√||portfolio, audition|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Arcadia University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At Arcadia University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Arcadia University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||23%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3%|
|Arcadia University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Arcadia University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 89% of Arcadia University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Arcadia University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Arcadia University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Arcadia University student is 1143.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Arcadia University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Arcadia University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Arcadia University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Arcadia University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Arcadia University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Arcadia University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Arcadia University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Arcadia University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Arcadia University.
Does Arcadia University accept transfer credits?
Arcadia University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Arcadia University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Arcadia University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Arcadia University?
No, Arcadia University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Arcadia University? Arcadia University is a somewhat selective institution. The Arcadia University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Arcadia University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Arcadia University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Arcadia University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Arcadia University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1220 and Above
1040 to 1220
1040 and Less
The median SAT score for Arcadia University students is 1143. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arcadia University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Arcadia University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Arcadia University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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