English Language Institute
Admission & Costs
Applications are accepted at all times of the year. Semester courses begin in August, January, May, and July. Availability of specific courses is based upon demand. Students must be 17 or older to study at the English Language Institute.
- Summer One: Classes run May 19 – June 25
- Summer Two: Classes run June 30 – August 6
- Fall 2014: Classes run August 27 - December 13
NOTE: For each semester, two or three days of orientation and testing take place the week before the semester begins.
Apply online at www.arcadia.edu/ESL-application. Then send a copy of your passport photo page to ESL@arcadia.edu. Within a few weeks, a letter of acceptance will provide information on how to submit documents for an I-20 and where to send the $200 deposit. The $200 deposit ensures that you will be able to enroll in ELI classes and that we can start the visa application process. Click here for information on the visa application process.
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.