Arcadia University is on a 76-acre campus in the suburban setting of Glenside, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia.
There are many activities and organizations for Arcadia University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Arcadia University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Arcadia University has the Student Program Board. In fact, more students participate in the Student Program Board than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Arcadia University include Residence Hall Council, Student Government, Arcadia Christian Fellowship and Student Alumni Association.
The Arcadia University community comes together each year for Mr. Beaver Contest, Woodstock and Spring Fling.
This table offers information on housing at Arcadia University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||55%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||45%|
Arcadia University offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
The majority of Arcadia University students live on campus. In 2022, 55% of undergrads at Arcadia University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 45% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Arcadia University. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Arcadia University offers coed housing.
At Arcadia University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Arcadia University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Arcadia University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Arcadia University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Arcadia University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Arcadia University, take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Glenside, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Philadelphia International airport.
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