Arcadia University delivers on its promise of a personal education led by dedicated faculty, integrative programs across more than 65 fields of study, and global experiences that prepare students to take on the world. Our scenic campus, located just outside Philadelphia, offers both cutting-edge resources and a rich history of nearly 170 years, while our centers abroad have helped us earn a number-one ranking in study abroad participation for nine straight years. Grounded in the liberal arts, Arcadia ensures you?re never confined to one discipline. Whether you?re pursuing a bachelor's, master?s, or doctoral degree, we?ll tailor your education to meet your personal and professional goals.

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

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

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Arcadia University 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.


Arcadia University Transfer applicants should have completed two or more semesters of full-time study at another college or university (12 credits/semester). Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from each college attended. Transfer applicants are not required to submit high school transcripts although we may request that you do to more accurately assess your application

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.

"At Arcadia, I'm an active participant in my education and self-betterment. I?ve fostered close ties with involved and compassionate professors who go above and beyond for their students."

Jess Derr, '20, English
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

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

Phone number

(877) 272-2342