Arcadia University Reviews

  • 39 Reviews
  • Glenside (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,440
93% of 39 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 39 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I wouldn't trade my college experience for anything. The professors in my major were professions from my field who really knew what they were talking about and were top notch teachers. They cared about every single one of their students and helping them to grown and reach their full potential. I graduated feeling ready to enter my career path. The school is very small. I liked this because it made me feel like I knew everyone and felt a connection to the other students. I never felt like I was being swallowed up in the masses, but got the individual attention I needed. I do know that the size of the school bothered some people. They wished there were more activities and things going on. But I was never bored, and always found things to do on campus or off."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I wouldn't trade my college experience for anything. The professors in my major were professions from my field who really knew what they were talking about and were top notch teachers. They cared about every single one of their students and helping them to grown and reach their full potential. I graduated feeling ready to enter my career path. The school is very small. I liked this because it made me feel like I knew everyone and felt a connection to the other students. I never felt like I was being swallowed up in the masses, but got the individual attention I needed. I do know that the size of the school bothered some people. They wished there were more activities and things going on. But I was never bored, and always found things to do on campus or off."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"Arcadia University is a small liberal-arts college located outside of Philadelphia, PA. I enjoyed completing my MPH there because I was able to form great connections with fellow classmates that has proved to be very helpful when networking, as well as because i was given the opportunity to work along side great professors in the department as a graduate assistant, through which I gained very useful work experience by assisting the professors on their own research projects."
Josh Tizzard
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: Great institution, very generous with scholarships and study-abroad programs. Cons: Not a very large student body."
Alexa Conti
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2014
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I have not been in the graduate program at Arcadia very long but so far everything and everyone has been extremely helpful. I did not apply for financial aid when attending school for my undergraduate degree so I had many questions and Arcadia's financial aid team was more than helpful. I would recommend Arcadia to anyone looking to continue their education!"
Chelsey Grimm
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2014
  • Degree: Business
"This is a great program for the working professional. Class meets once a week on the same day for your entire program. Two one-week trips abroad are also included in the price of the tuition. So far the professors and classmates have been great. We all have such diverse backgrounds that we learn as much from each other as we do from the course material."
Gabrielle Thomas
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Legal Studies
"Arcadia is a great school for those seeking a close knit community with small classroom sizes and close relationships with professors. The amount of opportunities and personal attention I received was far more valuable to me than any of the classes I took. The town surrounding Arcadia is extremely limited in terms of night life, but the train can take you into Philly in about 20 minutes so that's always an option."
Amanda
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2014
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"Arcadia University has a very "up and coming" art department. They need new buildings and resources desperately. The pre-art therapy program was 15+ more credits than a regular bachelors degree, requiring significant overloading. The program did prepare me tremendously for graduate school, as I was admitted to every school I applied to. Besides graduating with significant debt, Arcadia University is 100% what you make of it."
Alpha Barrie
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Studying peace is a lifelong dream. As a war survivor, I believe that this program would help Me a lot to make a change in society. The course is rich I structure and it entails concepts about peace and conflict resolutions that are meaningful to society. However, travelling to different conflict historic areas will be a challenge as some might require extra fund fro. The students. Overalliys a good program that will help me a lot."
Megan Lewis
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2014
  • Degree: English
"Arcadia University's graduate program is truly great. Classes are small, and graduate students receive ample one on one attention with academic advisors and other professors. Therefore, you really feel like the faculty is personally interested in your comments, questions, and concerns. Arcadia also offers many study abroad opportunities, graduate assistantship positions, as well as a flexible course schedule, that a student can specifically tailor to their own interests. Overall Arcadia has proved to be great place to continue my education at the graduate level."
Andrea Baker
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Pros: My graduate program is unique from other International Relations programs because it offers a built in study abroad and internship portion of the program. This provides you with many opportunities to build networks for future careers as well as get the hands on experience that future employers are looking for. It also has flexible course schedules and many of the professors are easily accessible and very helpful. Cons: Unfortunately the program has a small staff so there are only so many professional perspectives that can be offered within the program itself, Course offerings can sometimes be limited to what the staff has an expertise in/ professor availability."
Joseph Haas
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2013
  • Degree: Forensic Science
"The pros of Arcadia's graduate program are too overwhelming to list, so I will just articulate a couple. My favorite aspect of Arcadia's graduate program is the availability of hands on experience in the forensic science field. Another pro is the friendliness of my fellow students and professors. The con of Arcadia's graduate program is that it is expensive."
Cynthia Zmich
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2013
  • Degree: Forensic Science
"The pros of this program are that they are part of only 11 colleges that have the top credentials for their forensic science program"
COLLIN ROSSI
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I completed two degrees at Arcadia University. The financial aid I received as an undergrad was stellar. While I was able to receive Federal loans to finance my graduate eduaction for my first MA, as well as my current program, there is apparently no financial assistance available for grad students from the University itself."
Kim Glaser
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Probably one of the best genetic counseling programs in the country Cons: small school, not many resources around the school"
Constance Teage
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2013
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Graduate school does not quiet allow you to work full time. Which means that one must take out loans to survive. But overall the experience attaining more knowledge, and becoming an expert in a certain field is a perfect fit for me and I am enjoying every minute of it."
Julia Hutton
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"One pro of my graduate program is that it has connected me with people from various countries and with people offering various employment opportunities. Some cons of my program is that is it small, the job market is weak and the school is not well known."
Julia Hutton
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"One pro is that my graduate program has a diverse student population. The greater University does not. One con is that the program is small and not many people know about it. School needs to build reputation."
Joshua Johnson
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The physical therapy program at Arcadia University offers a challenging curriculum. The faculty is mindful of the current status of the healthcare system in the United States and helps students to understand the importance of practicing based on current evidence found in research literature. While this can be difficult (finding, sorting, reading, and understanding pertinent articles is time consuming) it requires that students are truly progressing toward best care for patients. Asking students to become proficient at this process while in graduate school, I feel, sets them up for success in doing so once practicing. The faculty is always approachable, more than capable of answering tough questions, and consistently mindful of individual students. The location of the university is great for someone who enjoys the opportunity of going into a large city but prefers to live outside of it. The program relies heavily on the use of computers and the school's IT network fails occasionally, making lectures and even exams difficult on occasion. Outside of these technical glitches, the physical therapy program is one of the best in preparing students for effective physical therapy practice."