If you are thinking about applying to Arcadia University, the application fee is $30.
The following is an overiew of some of Arcadia University's admissions stats.
|Arcadia University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Mean SAT Score||1175|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||30%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5%|
These are the application deadlines for Arcadia University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Arcadia University does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Arcadia University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does Arcadia University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Arcadia University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Arcadia University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Arcadia University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Other Requirements||√||portfolio, audition|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|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, 41% submitted a class rank. At Arcadia University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
At Arcadia University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||22%|
|3.50 and 3.74||24%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19%|
|3.00 and 3.24||16%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Arcadia University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Arcadia University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Arcadia University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 30% of Arcadia University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Arcadia University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1100 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Arcadia University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Arcadia University student is 1175.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Arcadia University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Arcadia University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
To be most competitive at Arcadia University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Arcadia University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Arcadia University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Arcadia University?
❌ No, Arcadia University is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Arcadia University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Arcadia University is 82%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Arcadia University?
❌ Arcadia University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Arcadia University? Arcadia University is a somewhat selective institution. The Arcadia University acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1270 and Above
1100 to 1270
1100 and Less
The median SAT score for Arcadia University students is 1175. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arcadia University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 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 3.42. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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