Undergraduate Admissions

At Arcadia University, you’ll discover your life’s work through boundless exploration on campus and around the world. Our students turn passions into careers, use their talents to help others, and confidently live their best lives.

Learn about the hands-on learning experiences, inclusive community, and global opportunities that define Arcadia.

Explore Arcadia

No matter where you are in your college search, we’ll help you connect with staff and students to learn more about our one-of-a-kind University.

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“Starting college can be intimidating. If you’re anything like me, a first-generation college student, you may not have background knowledge of what the experience is truly like. Arcadia will help you combat feelings of doubt and fear.”

- Lashanna Bryant ’21

Our student-centered application process allows you to choose whether or not you’d like to submit your SAT/ACT scores, complete an essay, or upload your own transcript.


We’ll help you create a financial plan that fits your needs. At Arcadia, 99% of full-time undergraduates receive grants and scholarships.


Our community will support you as you explore interests, broaden your perspective, and engage in meaningful work.

Pursue Passions

Hands-on experiences will prepare you for a lifetime of career success. 94% of recent alumni secured professional opportunities within nine months of graduation.

Impact the World

Ayuda de Admisiones – ¡En español!

Trabajamos con estudiantes/familias de diferentes orígenes, y con una población hispanohablante en constante crecimiento, queremos informarles que tenemos los recursos y el personal para poder ayudar a esos estudiantes y sus familias en su idioma nativo. Ya sea preguntas relacionadas con admisiones o ayuda financiera, no duden en comunicarse con nosotros; esperamos poder ayudarlos en español. Además de proporcionarles respuestas a sus preguntas en español, también ofrecemos sesiones informativas y recorridos por la universidad en español. 

You’ll find your second home among our diverse community of learners. In fact, transfer students make up approximately 20% of our incoming classes.

Transfer to Arcadia

Our special admission programs ensure you’re honing skills, exploring careers, and broadening your perspective as early as your first year at Arcadia.

Special Admission Programs

This free workshop series prepares high school students and their families for their college search, including campus visits, the admission process, and financial aid. If you participate in all of the workshops and decide to attend Arcadia, you'll be eligible for a $500 scholarship.

College Prep 101: Workshop Series





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Arcadia University affirms its support of student activism and civil action. Please be assured that applications for admission will not be adversely affected by participation in, or discipline related to, peaceful demonstrations and protests. If you have questions, please email us at admiss@theacademy-ibt.com or call (877)-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342).