Arcadia University is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,640, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 76 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Arcadia University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 42. Its tuition and fees are $40,920 (2016-17).
Arcadia University is located in eastern Pennsylvania, about 10 miles north of Philadelphia. Students at Arcadia can choose from more than 75 fields of study, including graduate programs in the fields of health and education. At Arcadia, the class sizes are small, and teaching assistants do not teach any courses. Arcadia encourages its students to explore the world and offers more than 100 study abroad programs, such as the Preview experience for freshmen. More than half of first-year students participate in this program, which allows them to travel internationally with their classmates during spring break to earn class credit.
Students have much to explore on campus, too, including the Grey Towers Castle, which belongs to the school and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Arcadia students can also join more than 90 student organizations, play intramural sports or try out for the many varsity athletic teams. The Arcadia University Knights compete in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Conference and offer opportunities in more than 15 men's and women's sports.