Arcadia University, Pennsylvania, USA
Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is a top-ranked university located in metropolitan Philadelphia, USA. Consistently ranked as a Top Tier University in the Northern Region of the United States, it is highly regarded as a national leader in study abroad programs. Arcadia University resides on a beautiful campus distinguished by historic buildings, including Grey Towers Castle, a U.S National Historic landmark officially recognized by the United States government for its historical significance.
Currently serving more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Arcadia university is home to more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of business administration, economics, computer science, mathematics, education, fine and performing arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.
The Open Doors report - an authoritative annual census conducted by the Institute of International Education, ranks Arcadia University 1st in the nation for students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Arcadia University as a top regional American University in the North. It is deemed as having one of the Top Study abroad programs in America, and a 'Great School at a Great Price'.
Arcadia University offers an excellent combination of strengths - the diversity and academic options typical to a larger university in the context of a close-knit and supportive small college environment. Arcadia's faculty, 89% of whom hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their fields, strives to meet the individual needs of students.
Annually, Arcadia's College of Global Studies sends 3,000 students from colleges and universities around the country to 100 different study abroad programs at some of the finest universities across the globe. Arcadia's nationally recognised Centre for Education Abroad also hosts one of the largest campus-based international study programs in the United States with over 75 study abroad programs around the world. Its innovative overseas programs contribute to the University's accolades as a national leader in study abroad programs.
Rankings & Accolades
US News & World Report 2011
US News & World Report 2010
- #3 Up-and-comings schools (North)
- #29 Regional Universities (North)
- #29 amongst 'A+ options for B students': Regional Universities (North)
US News & World Report 2009
- #29 Best Mater's Universities in the North
- Consistently cited as having one of the best study abroad programs in America, along with prestigious schools such as Duke, Georgetown, New York University, Penn and Syracuse
Institute of International Education
- #25 Master's Universities in the North
- #15 among 'Great School at a Great Price' (Universities-Master category)
- 'Top Up-and-Coming School' among Master's Universities in the North
The Princeton Review
- 1st in USA for the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad – Open Doors report 2008 & 2009
- Listed as one of the Best North-eastern Colleges - Princeton Review 2007
- Placed in the top 10% of all higher education institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region - Princeton Review
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- Recognized as a "Best Buy in College Education" for the 13th straight year
- Awarded the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization in recognition of creating an integrative learning environment infused with international and multicultural experience
Accreditation & Membership
Arcadia University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
, one of the six regional accreditation agencies for higher education institutions in the United States.
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
The Arcadia MBA programme is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) - the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
Arcadia University is also a member of the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA).