Campus & Student Life at Arcadia University

Home to about 2,014 undergraduates in 2020, Arcadia is a small, private university located in Glenside, Pennsylvania. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Arcadia offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Arcadia can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Arcadia Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Arcadia University is Affiliated With the Presbyterian Church (USA) Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Presbyterian Church (USA) Colleges and Universities.

Arcadia Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 11.0% of the student population at Arcadia. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Arcadia Disability Services.

Arcadia for the Military

While not a "service academy", Arcadia does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Arcadia Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Arcadia for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Arcadia University

Arcadia offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Arcadia University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Arcadia University

Arcadia has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,014 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,769 (87.8%). Part-time attendance was 245 (12.2%).


Arcadia University is Ranked #1,053 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Arcadia is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Arcadia #1053 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Arcadia University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Arcadia by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Arcadia Diversity Guide.

Arcadia University Competes in the NCAA

Arcadia has a total of 258 student athletes, 118 men and 140 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,165,143
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,165,143

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Arcadia University Athletics

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