Arcadia University is a coeducational, private, comprehensive university offering a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in a personalized setting. Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia on a 81-acre campus that features the national historic landmark Grey Towers Castle.
Arcadia University serves a student body of more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Students work closely with faculty for academic advising and research both in and out of the classroom. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in more than 75 programs of study. The University also operates one of the largest study abroad programs in the United States.
Arcadia University prepares students for life in a rapidly changing global society. The University emphasizes integrative learning, personal attention, and international and multicultural relations. Arcadia prides itself on meeting the changing educational, career and developmental needs of students, alumni and the local community.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
- Preparation for academic study in an English speaking college or university
- Six levels of full-time intensive ESL instruction (18-20 hours of class time)
- Semesters beginning in May, July, August and January
- Highly qualified instructors, small class size, and individual attention
- Additional classes in pronunciation, TOEFL, U.S. history/culture, and special interest areas such as business writing or medical terminology
- University credits for advanced level courses, contingent on approval from program director
- Opportunity for advanced students to take specified Arcadia University courses (at credit hour rate) , contingent on approval from program director
- Social and cultural events with Arcadia students from around the world
- Conversation partners, book groups, and international clubs
- Off-campus recreational, cultural, and travel experiences
- Assistance in locating housing with a host family, in a dormitory, or an apartment off-campus
- Modern classrooms, library and recreation facilities on a safe, suburban
2014-15 Tuition: Full-time Intensive English Program tuition is $5,000 for the Fall (August through December), $5,000 for the Spring (January through May), $2,500 for Summer One (May-June), and $2,500 for Summer Two (July-August).
For ELI students who start the program in Fall 2015 or after, Full-time Intensive English Program tuition is $5,250 for the Fall (August through December), $5,250 for the Spring (January through May), $2,625 for Summer One (May-June), and $2,625 for Summer Two (July-August).
University fees: $330 Activity Fee per semester (Fall and Spring only)
Food: Campus meal plans at the Dining Hall are available, if desired, and costs range from $1,180 to $1,870 per 15-week semester, depending on the chosen plan.
Housing Accommodations: If needed, the costs for on-campus housing in residence halls per person range from $3,800 to $5,500 per 15-week semester (Fall or Spring) and $1,470 to $1,500 for one six-week summer session (Summer One or Summer Two). The 15-week semester room rate for University-owned apartments ranges from $5,000 to $6,500 per person. The Office of International Affairs can assist students with finding housing off campus.
Health Insurance: Arcadia University policy requires that each full-time student provide evidence of some form of health and hospitalization insurance coverage to supplement the medical care provided by the University's Student Health Service. This coverage may be in the form of an individual policy already in effect, or inclusion in a family policy.
Parking: If needed, $60 per academic year (starting in September).
Textbooks: $180-$200 per semester.
If needed, the costs for on-campus housing in residence halls per person range from $3,800 to $5,500 per 15-week semester (Fall or Spring) and $1,470 to $1,500 for one six-week summer session (Summer One or Summer Two). The 15-week semester room rate for University-owned apartments ranges from $5,000 to $6,500 per person. The Office of International Affairs can assist students with finding housing off campus.