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COVID-19: University Updates and Information

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You're #ArcadiaBound—and We're Excited

Congratulations on your (great) decision to join the Arcadia University community! Learn how to officially become a Knight.

Friday, July 16 marks our name change

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

With a reputation for academic excellence and international education, Beaver College's plan to become a university became a reality in 2001.


Arcadia Again Exceeds Philanthropic Targets

With support, Arcadia University exceeded its philanthropic targets for a second year—doubling its achievement since fiscal year 2019. University Advancement also earned its second Gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Surpassing the Target

With support from the entire community, Arcadia University exceeded its philanthropic targets for a second year—doubling its achievement since fiscal year 2019.

Gold for UKnighted Tuesday

The Division of University Advancement received Gold recognition in the category of Fundraising Flash Campaigns for UKnightedTuesday from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Case District II Gold badge

Gold for Jones Poundstone Society

Earlier this year, the Division of University Advancement earned Gold and Bronze from CASE relating to the Jones Poundstone Society.

Because Arcadia

Student Life at Arcadia

Our award-winning student blog, Because Arcadia, will help you prepare for and enhance your time at Arcadia.

“As a senior, observing those four years in the rear view mirror, I can’t help but laugh to myself: I was full of expectations, but I had no idea what to expect.” - Anthony Devantier ’21

The Road Behind, the Path Ahead

“Arcadia allows space to really unpack who you are and everything you want to be a part of in the future.” - Jasmin Ramirez ’21

Grow Yourself by Knowing Yourself

“[This is] what I wanted college to be about: learning more about the world and my place within it.” - Garrett Davies ’21

An Odd and Incomplete Goodbye

“I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that no matter what, Arcadia has my back. Part of this place will always be with me.” - Rikki Rosenthal ’21

Finding Home: “Go Where the Love Is” Part II


Class of 2021

Class of 2021 Celebrations Shared Peak of Return to Glenside

After more than a year of mainly virtual learning and events, the Arcadia University Class of 2021 celebrated on campus together in socially distanced, in-person Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21.


Online Commencement Ceremonies

See the full commencement ceremonies, read stories from the class, and watch congratulations messages from faculty and staff.


After Arcadia: Class of 2021

Members of the Class of 2021 have exciting plans lined up for after graduation. Learn more about their goals, inspirations, and achievements.


National Rankings

Named Among the Best

Graphic of Princeton Review 2021 Badge

Ranked Best in the Northeast

The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for six consecutive years.


Ranked #1 for Study Abroad Participation

The Institute of International Education ranked Arcadia #1 in the nation for study abroad participation.

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Arcadia University Nationally Ranked for Study Abroad, Regionally in Northeast

Arcadia University ranked nationally in the annual ‘U.S. News & World Report’ for study abroad and placing highly in the regional Northeast, value, innovation, and social mobility categories.

Featured News

Campus & Community Highlights

Tote bags packed by Honors students in the Color of Poverty course arrived at the School for the Deaf in Ghana, continuing a relationship that began 10 years ago with a service trip.

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

What do members of the Class of 2021 have planned for after Commencement? What do they wish they knew as first-year students? Find out in the Class of 2021 Q&A.

Q&A with the Class of 2021

Upcoming Events


Prospective Student

Undergraduate Open House

Prospective Student

Undergraduate Open House

August 14, 2021

9:00am to 1:00pm

450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

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