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Arcardia University (formerly Beaver College) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Founded as the Beaver Female Seminary in 1853, it adopted coeducation in 1973. Its 55-acre campus is located in Glenside, 20 minutes from Philadelphia by train. The Castle,' a campus landmark, is fashioned after a medieval English manor.

Website: www.arcadia.edu

Private
Co-ed
2,390
Undergraduate
Students
(68.5%) 1,638 Women
(31.5%) 752 Men
1,421
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 8,931 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
584 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,340
Tuition and Fees
$44,440
Room and Board
$13,900
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$30,745
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
179
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Glenside Population
7,914
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
9.8% Black/African-American
9.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.5% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students
2.9% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
39.8%
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