The Ideal Place to Experience the World - At Arcadia University, you’ll discover your life’s work through boundless exploration on campus and around the world. Arcadia is a comprehensive university offering a combination of experiential learning, customizable studies, inclusive community and global opportunities. Our graduates turn passions into careers, use their talents to help others, and confidently live their best lives.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Pre- Physical Therapy
  • Pre- Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Forensic Science
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Social Justice
  • Study Abroad
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year applicants should have completed high school (or the equivalency). Applicants who have attended another college or university but have not completed two or more semesters of full-time study (12 credits/semester) are considered first-year applicants.


Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from each college attended. Transfer applicants are not required to submit high school transcripts unless they have completed less than 30 college credits or if it is requested in order to more accurately assess the student's application.

Additional Information

Applying to Arcadia - Our holistic application process allows us to offer admission to students who demonstrate our values. Additionally, we’ll work with you and your family to create a financial plan that fits your needs.

Why Arcadia

Visit us

We encourage prospective students and their families to visit our Glenside campus just 12 miles north of Center City Philadelphia. We offer student-guided tours, information sessions, and open houses for undergraduates and their families during the week and on weekends.

“I’m very fortunate to attend a University that embraces inclusivity and welcomes students to be authentic to themselves.”

Mia Woo, '22
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Admissions office

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450 South Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038-3295, United States of America

Phone number

(877) 272-2342