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 Arcadia University

Arcadia University - Glenside, PA

450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295

General information:(215)572-2900
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,932(2,211 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
66
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $31,260 $32,720 $34,150 -4%
Out-of-state $31,260 $32,720 $34,150 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,400 -21%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,680 $11,150 $11,640 -4%
Other $900 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $16,800 $18,060 $17,820 1%
Other $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,600 $3,850 $3,850 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $43,840 $46,070 $48,290 -4%
Off Campus $50,160 $52,980 $54,470 -4%
Off Campus with Family $34,860 $37,670 $39,400 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $43,840 $46,070 $48,290 -4%
Off Campus $50,160 $52,980 $54,470 -4%
Off Campus with Family $34,860 $37,670 $39,400 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $33,490
In-state fees $660
Out-of-state tuition $33,490
Out-of-state fees $660
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $30,478
In-state fee $463
Out-of-state tuition $30,478
Out-of-state fees $463
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 546 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 545 99% $11,208,255 $20,566
Federal grants 216 39% $1,018,849 $4,717
Pell grants 203 37% $794,874 $3,916
Other federal grants 209 38% $223,975 $1,072
State/local government grant or scholarships 205 37% $526,563 $2,569
Institutional grants or scholarships 545 99% $9,662,843 $17,730
Student loan aid 470 85% $4,260,037 $9,064
Federal student loans 470 85% $2,755,440 $5,863
Other student loans 108 20% $1,504,597 $13,931
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,148 99% $37,521,560 $17,468
Pell grants 794 37% $3,036,580 $3,824
Federal student loans 1,830 84% $18,540,890 $10,132

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,932
Undergraduate enrollment 2,211
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 152
Graduate enrollment 1,721
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,673 2,602 5,071
Percent admitted 54% 52% 54%
Percent admitted who enrolled 52% 6% 7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 463 91%
ACT 84 16%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 510 600
SAT Math 510 600
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1713
Field Hockey -20
Golf 8-
Lacrosse -21
Soccer 3428
Softball -19
Swimming 1418
Tennis 1410
Volleyball -11

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1946 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

05/05/1999 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 1
Liquor law violations021
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 001
Liquor law violations 011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 647
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 617
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 100
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4.8%
Number in default44
Number in repayment899

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00323500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
French Studies1----
Italian Studies0----
Category total1----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General54----
Human/Medical Genetics--14--
Category total54-14--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting8----
Actuarial Science0----
Business Administration and Management, General10----
Business/Managerial Economics0----
Finance, General1----
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other0----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General1----
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-31--
Management Information Systems, General1----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1----
Small Business Administration/Management0----
Category total52-31--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other3----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia2----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric160---
Category total210---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1----
Category total16----
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education--6--
Computer Teacher Education--1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--9--
Curriculum and Instruction--1--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--9--
Education, Other--0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--18--
Educational/Instructional Technology--16--
Elementary Education and Teaching28-8--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--14--
Health Teacher Education--6--
History Teacher Education--2--
Mathematics Teacher Education--5--
Music Teacher Education--0--
Psychology Teacher Education--0--
Reading Teacher Education--24--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-2--
Secondary Education and Teaching--24--
Special Education and Teaching, General4-845-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--2--
Category total32-2315-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing0----
English Language and Literature, General28-31--
Category total28-31--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature2----
Category total7----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Art Therapy/Therapist3----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management9----
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management0----
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator1----
Physical Therapy/Therapist----91
Physician Assistant--108--
Public Health, General--16--
Category total13-124-91
History Colleges
History, General1----
Category total19----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Forensic Science and Technology--19--
Category total--19--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--5--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9----
Category total9-5--
Library Science Colleges
Library Science, Other0-3--
Category total0-3--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0----
Category total8----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biopsychology2----
International/Global Studies0----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other180---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--22--
Category total36022--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2----
Category total2----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1----
Physics, Other0----
Category total13----
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology--13--
Psychology, General0----
Psychology, Other0----
Category total38-13--
Social Sciences Colleges
Criminology0----
International Relations and Affairs0----
Political Science and Government, General2----
Sociology3----
Category total40----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7----
Art/Art Studies, General2----
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics0----
Commercial and Advertising Art1----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other3----
Illustration0----
Interior Design3----
Metal and Jewelry Arts4----
Music, General1----
Painting13----
Photography0----
Printmaking1----
Category total63----
Grand total140493591