Fast Facts about Arcadia University

Arcadia’s Promise to students includes opportunities to explore global perspectives, integrate theory with real-world experiences, and benefit from the personal attention that is the hallmark of Arcadia’s learning community. The Promise sums up the shared experiences of generations of alumni—since 1853—and the collective efforts of the faculty and staff who create Arcadia’s distinguished learning environment.

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Full time undergraduates receive need- and/or merit-based financial aid


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30% Male; 70% Female


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Study Abroad

For nine years, Open Doors has ranked Arcadia #1 for student participation in study abroad (Top 10 Master's, 2018). Unique international opportunities include: FYSAE (First-Year Study Abroad Experience for Spring semester in London), Preview (a credit-bearing course offered to first-year and new transfer students that includes a week abroad), faculty-led programs, more than 130 semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs, and internships and service learning overseas.


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Nationally Ranked in study abroad participation


Semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs

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Student Life & Athletics


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School Mascot: The Knight


NCAA Division III Teams
  • Athletic Conference/Division: Arcadia is a member of the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conferences and the East Coast Athletic Conference.
  • The Arcadia school colors are Scarlet and Grey. 
  • The Men’s Teams are: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball
  • The Women’s Teams are: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball Club Sports Offered: Cheerleading, Equestrian (competes in IHSA), Ultimate Frisbee, and a wide variety of intramural sports.

About Arcadia University

More Information

Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is Philadelphia's global university and a pioneer in international education. The university's beautiful and vibrant campus is located on 76 acres in Glenside, Pennsylvania, approximately 12 miles north of Center City Philadelphia.

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