Arcadia University Visit Report by swagler

Visit to Arcadia University in December 2018 by swagler
(Student)
(Member since December 17 2018 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Made me feel somewhat inferior. Made stats seem ridiculously high, but I got accepted with scholarship with my much lower stats.

Campus Tour: Yes - Small campus.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Was over the summer, so not many students, but our student tour guide was very friendly.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Very small campus.



Dormitories:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Older dorms. The castle is a housing option.



Overall Campus Impression:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Smaller than what I'm looking for.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Depends which way you turn. One way goes to North Philly, other way goes towards the suburbs.

Campus Visit Notes for Arcadia University


Visit Description:

Arcadia is a nice school, but it does not seem like a school with much school spirit. The vibe I get is that students come to Arcadia, learn, and leave.
Growing up a short drive from Arcadia, I've always seen and known about the castle on campus, which, in all honesty, sometimes felt like their only selling point.
There is a freshman study abroad experience, which is something different from other schools. I didn't listen too intently, as I'm not interested in studying internationally.
Our tour guide was an excellent girl.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Ambler is a very short drive, and has a main street with great food and shops.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Willow Grove Park Mall about 15 minutes away. Septa transportation.