Arcadia University was founded in Beaver, Pennsylvania in 1853 as Beaver Female Seminary. By 1872, it had attained collegiate status, under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was named Beaver College. The school admitted men from 1872 to 1907, then limited enrollment to women until 1972.
Our colleges and schools are designed to offer a wide range of quality academic programs and degrees dedicated to the University's mission of providing a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience.
The mission of the Office of Career Education is to educate and create connections for the Arcadia University community to facilitate the holistic career development of undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.
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As a residential student, you can expect:
Landman Library supports Arcadia's mission by providing a culture of continuous learning, suitable study and work space as well as appropriate services and resources to support life-long learning, scholarship and intellectual contribution.
Information Technology (IT) serves the needs of the entire Arcadia University community, both domestic and abroad. We are striving to build a collaborative Technology Community of Practice, sharing information and building a single, integrated enterprise architecture to enable faculty, staff, and students.
In accordance with Governor Tom Wolfe’s announcement to close all schools and minimize in-person meetings in Montgomery County, Counseling and Student Health Services are now available by phone and online for consultation purposes.
A housing guarantee; warm and welcoming student spaces; supportive and accessible staff; options that support your success. Arcadia University strives to become your home away from home. Residence and Commuter Life seeks to provide a safe, clean, inclusive environment for all students.
Opened in January of 1993, the Harry G. and Catherine M. Kuch Recreation and Athletic Center includes a gymnasium with seating for 1500, an indoor jogging track, a fitness center, a strength training room, an aerobics/dance studio, locker rooms, and a six-lane indoor pool. Hours are posted in the building and on the Athletics website. Students, faculty, and staff are required to present ID to access the Kuch Center and related athletic facilities.
Arcadia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The study abroad options were a big plus, though some of the humanities fields could use more staff.
I originally enrolled because of their study abroad rankings. I wanted to study in Japan, but they cut their Japan program shortly after my first semester, which was very disappointing. However, I stuck with it and was pleasantly surprised at the experience thereafter. The faculty and staff are all very nice and competent, with my only real gripe being how drastically the...
I really enjoyed the ability to study an area of interest that is not commonly taught (Scientific Illustration) in undergrad or otherwise. The environment was close knit, inclusive, and friendly. This allowed me to grow into the person I am today successfully and well supported. All of that with a dedication to global perspectives and the chance to study abroad, I was...
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