College Sophomore 2012-11-01T17:42:09Z
The places around campus are very limited. You have three options: the Dining Hall, The Chat, or the Easton Cafe. After the first month, I got very sick of the food.
College Junior 2012-10-25T18:38:35Z
I personally have had an on-going battle with Financial Aid. The main suggestion my school had for dealing with the lack of aid is write a hardship letter. That hasn't really worked well for me. My school does help in just the nick of time, sometimes. I'm just hoping I get through the next four years.
College Junior 2012-10-25T18:34:28Z
Guys & Girls:
There is such a good mix of students here it diversifies the campus. Although there are more girls than boys, the campus still feels like any other college. There is a nice range of people.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-24T21:32:12Z
I no longer live on campus but when I did, the rooms were tiny and often housed 3-4 but made for 2. Now there are even rooms with 5 but no renovations have been made to residence halls. Glad i moved off campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-24T21:30:42Z
not enough lab computers at peak times and if you have a laptop, the wireless is not consistent
College Junior 2012-10-19T14:26:13Z
The professors are wonderful. This is my second year here and so far I have only had one professor that I thought was sub-par.
College Junior 2012-10-19T14:24:22Z
Good, my first year the winter was very mild but even if it's raining or snowing the campus is small so getting to classes isn't that big of a deal. Everything is within a 10 minute walk.
College Senior 2012-09-17T22:28:16Z
The school is pretty generous, although many students still pay more than is reasonable. You can appeal for more financial aid, but you aren't guaranteed much success. The financial aid office is pretty helpful.
College Senior 2012-09-17T22:23:12Z
The meals are overpriced for the quality, but the taste is not terrible. There aren't many ethnic/kosher/vegetarian/vegan options and the menu is pretty standard and Americanized. There are great local restaurants though.
College Senior 2012-09-17T22:18:38Z
Arcadia is a commuter school, so most of the campus is commuter friendly. clubs are held in the evening usually or very late at night, so commuters might have trouble with that. Also, a personal computer is very helpful as the library and computer labs get very crowded
College Senior 2012-09-17T22:16:49Z
If you want to find students who use drugs often, you can, but it is just as easy to avoid the drug scene
College Sophomore 2012-09-15T13:36:15Z
Arcadia is right outside of Center City, Philadelphia. We have access to the city at any time! AU students also receive many discounts to many places with their Knight Card (student ID).
College Sophomore 2012-09-15T13:31:48Z
AU has a lot of great professors who really know the material they teach. They're always willing to help, so if someone feels he or she is falling behind, a teacher is always willing to help him or her catch up. AU opens a lot of doors too.
College Sophomore 2012-09-15T13:29:39Z
The drug scene is nearly inexistent. AU has a zero tolerence rule for drugs. If someone is caught with them, he or she is immedicately expelled.
College Sophomore 2012-09-15T13:27:54Z
Teachers really propose a challenge, but it's all very worth it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-16T16:11:04Z
Global Emphasis – Arcadia is very big on incorporating global perspectives into their curriculum which is great. Other than this, the curriculum is fairly similar to any other university. The registration process is easy and meetings with advisers are required. The workload is definitely manageable depending on one's major and level of potential. Study areas include the library, any of the classrooms on campus, the new Commons building, the Cafe, and lounges spotted through the dorms and apartments.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-16T16:06:22Z
Very, Very Diverse. Arcadia is extremely welcoming to all racial groups, economic backgrounds, political affiliations, faiths, and sexual orientations. There is a club for everything! A decent percentage of Arcadia's population is homosexual. Arcadia also has a lot of international students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-16T15:38:28Z
The Social Life Is What You Make It – There are plenty of activities to do on and off campus but students definitely have to make an effort to get student involvement. There is always something happening but networking is the best way to find the fun. Furthermore, the study abroad programs are amazing. Students can pretty much study in any country for however many semesters they like/can afford.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-16T15:23:51Z
Beautiful, Small Campus – There is always something being renovated and updated on Arcadia University's campus. A new commons building complete with lounges, a game room, study spaces, and an eatery gathers students at all hours of the day and evening. The campus' biggest feature is the Grey Towers Castle which overlooks the entire campus. Dorm style living is also available in the castle. Several playing fields are always attracting student games and activities. The campus is always active during the day, and several traditions like Fall Fest, Cotillion, and Spring Fling really bring the campus to life for a weekend of fun.
College Sophomore 2012-08-09T13:08:59Z
Not Too Bad – The Finaid committee does as much as they can do based on your profile.
College Sophomore 2012-08-09T13:08:20Z
The weather correlates with the seasons. It's certainly not hot all year long. The winters are brutal.
College Senior 2012-07-26T03:59:38Z
Haven't Started Yet – Although I have a great feeling for all the faculty I have met thus far, I have not yet begun classes at this school. I am a transfer student and am entering my junior year this fall.
College Senior 2012-07-26T03:56:48Z
Summer Orientation Was the Key – As a transfer student, getting into the program was very easy. I just spoke with the transfer advisor and told him my intended major. During summer orientation, I met with my program advisor, discussed my transferred credits, mapped my degree completion plan, and signed up for my fall classes.
College Junior 2012-07-19T19:05:14Z
It Is Okay – The food does get repetitive, but it's not that bad. The Chat food is better than the dining hall food.
College Junior 2012-07-17T21:25:11Z
Severe Punishment – The punishments can be severe when it comes to violating the drinking and drug policies. The housing assistants will get you busted, well most will. Violating these drinking and drug policies can result in letters home to family, mandatory drug and alcohol classes, and risk of losing housing and being at the school all together.
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