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Arcadia University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Arcadia University had an acceptance rate of 64% for the fall 2018 admissions. From 9243 applications received by the university around 4732 students enrolled with the university for the same session. The admissions at the university are merit-based.

The most popular majors are Biology/ Biological Sciences, Psychology, International Business/ Trade/ Commerce, Health/ Health Care Administration/ Management, and Speech Communication and Rhetoric.


Application portalUniversity admissions portal
Application feesN/A
Acceptance rate64%
Average SAT score1050 - 1250
Average ACT score21 - 27
Mode of paymentOnline
Academic Calendarsemester-based
Intake season (for international students)Fall/ Spring
Work experienceRequired for MBA applicants

Arcadia University Admissions Deadlines

There is a deadline for undergraduate admission, but for graduates, they provide rolling admission. So applicants can apply for the master programs at any month of the year.

Intake SessionUndergraduate Deadlines (International Applicants)
FallMay 1
SpringOctober 1

Arcadia University International Admissions

The international applicants applying for admission to Arcadia University should fulfill some of the basic requirements, that may differ from the domestic applicants. However, the basic procedure for international admissions is similar to resident applicants.

Admission Requirements for International Applicants

  • Online application form
  • Official high school/ college transcripts along with the certified English translation.
  • Credential evaluation of the transcripts
  • SAT/ ACT scores
  • Proof of English proficiency through TOEFL/ IELTS/ ITEP.
  • Official school leaving certificate.
  • Scores of official comprehensive national exams like GCE, SSSCE, and CXC
  • A personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio review and Acting audition (for Fine Arts and acting applicants)
  • Financial proof

English Proficiency Test Score

International applicants who are not the resident of an English speaking country are required to submit the English proficiency test scores. They can submit the scores of TOEFL/ IELTS/ ITEP. The minimum scores required are mentioned below.

TestsUndergraduate AdmissionGraduate Admissions

Visa Process for International Students

Applicants are required to apply for an F-class student visa from the US embassy. Documents required for visa interview:-

  • A valid passport and previously issued passports
  • 2 or 3 recent passport size photograph.
  • DS-160 confirmation page with barcode
  • HDFC visa application fee receipts
  • VFS appointment letter
  • SEVIS receipt and I-120 (This will be issued from the university, once the Confidential Statement of Financial Support Form is received by the office of admission.
  • Obtain Form I-20 from the University.
  • Apply for F-1 Visa.
  • Schedule visa interview.

Arcadia University Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers a plethora of UG degree, and minor courses. Some of the popular courses are molecular biology, business administration, graphic design, international business, mathematics, actuarial, and others. The requirements and the deadline for all the courses are the same and they are as follows:

Where to apply:University admissions portal

Application fee: NA

Admission requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official high school transcripts with certified English translation.
  • Submit the test scores of SAT/ACT.
  • Demonstrate English proficiency through TOEFL/ IELTS/ ITEP.
  • Official school leaving certificate.
  • Scores of official comprehensive national exams like GCE, SSSCE, and CXC
  • Two letters of recommendation.
    • One from an academic teacher and another from the school counselor.
  • Portfolio review and Acting audition (for Fine Arts and acting applicants)
  • Financial proof statement

Arcadia University Graduate Admissions

The University offers PG programs in Sciences, Arts, Education, and Business Administration. The applicants can apply on the University admissions portal. The requirements and deadlines for graduate courses vary.

CoursesAdmissions PortalAdmission DeadlineAcademic Requirements
MA in EnglishUniversity Admissions PortalSpring - Dec 15;
Fall - Mar 1
GPA - 3.0, 2 LOR, Academic sample writing of 15 - 20 pages.
MS Forensic ScienceUniversity Admissions PortalJanuary 15GPA - 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation, MCAT/GRE, Interview
Masters in Language ArtsUniversity Admissions PortalRolling AdmissionGPA - 3.0, 2 letter of recommendation, personal statement
MBAUniversity Admissions PortalRolling.LOR, 3 years of work experience, Professional resume
MA in CounselingUniversity Admissions PortalRollingGPA - 3.0, 3 LOR, Scores of GRE/ MAT In person interview

With moderately selective admissions policy, the university reviews applications on the basis of academic performance. The selection decision is rendered approximately within 3 - 4 weeks of receiving all the documents. On being selected students have to pay a registration fee of $150 with the acceptance letter, which is later credited in the tuition fees.

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