Arcadia University

Arcadia sits on a beautiful, rolling campus built around the historic landmark Grey Towers Castle. More than 4,000 students choose from among 75 fields of study. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top universities for master’s degrees in the North and as a “Top Up-and-Coming” school.


Admissions Office

450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admissions Office Phone


Office of Financial Aid

Grey Towers Castle
2nd floor, right-hand side

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Full-time: 145
Part-time: 35


Total Enrollment: 4,020
Total Undergraduate: 2,257
Total Graduate: 1,763

Student/Faculty Ratio



At Arcadia University, your priorities determine your athletic opportunities. We design our programs to appeal to all levels of student ability and interest. The Knights offer 14 NCAA sponsored intercollegiate programs. Men compete in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, swimming and tennis. Women compete in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball and tennis. We also offer three club sport teams: cheerleading, equestrian and men’s lacrosse.


There’s so much to see and do. Arcadia University wants you involved in the pulse of campus life. We encourage you to get involved in our many clubs, organizations and recreational activities.

Governing Activities

Student Government Organization (SGO), Commuter Student Association (CSA), Residence Hall Council (RHC), Association of Continuing Education Students (ACES), Senior Class Officers, Junior Class Officers, Sophomore Class Officers, First Year Class Officers, Academic Clubs

Abstract Club – Art Activities

Alpha Sigma Lambda (Continuing Education), American Chemical Society, Arcadia Association of Fine Arts (AAFA), Association of College Health Executives (ACHE), Beaver Science Network, Biology Club, Chi Alpha Epsilon (ACT 101/Gateway), Education Club, Forensic Science Club, French Club, Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Beta Delta (International Scholars), Phi Kappa Phi (AU Honor Society), Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Psi Chi (Psychology), Sigma Beta Delta (Business Administration), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Sigma Zeta (Computer Science and Mathematics), Society for the Advancement of Business Administration (SABA), Spanish Club, Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA), Student Physician Assistant Association (PASS), Theatre Association, Untitled (English Club)

Club Sports/Sports-Related Activities

AU Pool Club, Cheerleading Club, Equestrian Club, Martial Arts Club, Men’s Lacrosse Club, Roller Hockey Club, Skyward Rock Climbing Club, Table Tennis Club, Tai Chi Club

Cultural Activities

American International Folkdancing Club, Arcadia Hindu Cultural Society, Asian Students in America (ASIA), AU Muslim Student Association (AUMSA), Black Awareness Society (BAS), International Club, Latino Association, PRIDE Gay and Straight Alliance, Puro Ritmo

Media Groups & Activities

Arcadia Radio Club (ARC), AUTV, The Enthymion (Yearbook), Gargoyle – Literary Magazine, The Tower Student Newspaper

Music Activities

Concert Ensemble, Exalted Movements – Arcadia’s Gospel Choir, Rockapella

Religious Activities

Arcadia Christian Fellowship (ACF), Hillel (Jewish Student Organization), Newman Club (Catholic Organization)

Service & Special Interest Activities

American Sign Language Club, Amnesty International, Animation Society for Students, Arcadia for a Better Community (A.B.C.), Arcadia Democrats, Arcadia Special Athletes Association (ASAA), Caring Crafters, College Republicans, D.I.F.F.E.R.E.N.C.E., Enviromental Network, For the Women, Future Leaders in Student Affairs (FLSA), Interact, Knight Club (Dance), Model United Nations, PEERS, Politically Incorrect, Rotoract, Society for Castle Restoration (SCR), Student Activitist Club, Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), Student Programing Board (SPB), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Programs of Study

Accounting, Acting, Anthropology (Cultural), Art and Design, Biology, Business Administration & Economics***, Business Degree Completion (Accelerated), Chemistry, Chemistry & Business, Communications***, Computer Science, Computing Technology, Criminal Justice, Pre-Dentistry**, Education, Engineering (Combined Program with Columbia University)**, English, Environmental Studies*, Fine Arts (See Art and Design), Forensic Science*, French Studies (MAP), Global Legal Studies (MAP), Global Media (MAP), Global Public Health (Minor), Global Security & Emergency Management, Health Administration, History, Honors Program, Interdisciplinary Science, International Business & Culture***, International Peace & Conflict Resolution*, International Studies***, Italian Studies (MAP), Pre-Law (Minor)**, Liberal Studies, Management Information Systems, Mathematics & Actuarial Science, Pre-Medicine**, Modern Languages, Music (Minor), Pre-Nursing, Optometry (Combined Program with Salus University)**, Philosophy, Physical Therapy*, Physician Assistant*, Physics (Minor), Political Science, Psychology***, Religion (Minor), Scientific Illustration, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish Cultural Studies (MAP), Special Education*, Sport Psychology (MAP), Sports Management (MAP), Theater Arts & English, Pre-Veterinary Medicine**, Women’s Studies (Minor)

* These programs begin with a bachelor’s degree and lead to graduate study at Arcadia University with assured admission for qualified applicants.

** These programs prepare students for graduate study at professional schools.

*** Accelerated three-year degree program is an option.

Individualized Majors and Individualized Majors Abroad

Students can design their own majors (subject to approval and course availability) to complete on the Glenside campus or through study abroad if currently available majors do not fit a student’s career goals.

Visitor Information

Students and families interested in visiting Arcadia University can choose from many options, all designed to fit your time and your preferences, as well as where you are in your college search. More information here

Directions to Campus

Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038