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Tuition & Fees

$25,246

$25,246

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
32%
400-499
43%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
40%
300-399
13%
200-299
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
44%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
17%
18-23
49%
12-17
23%
6-11
5%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
37%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 385
Declined + 5
Total Received 390
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Private (nonprofit)

817

undergraduate students

245

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biblical Studies
  2. Teacher Education
  3. Social Work
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Codes

SAT 2661
ACT 3658

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School Facts

Cairn University, founded in 1913, is a private university with a Protestant Evangelical orientation. Its 105-acre wooded campus is located in Langhorne, northeast of Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,062
Established in 1913
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Evangelical
Accredited by •  ABHE (Assn. for Biblical Higher Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

Langhorne, PA

115-acre, suburban campus in Langhorne (population: 1,613), 20 miles from Philadelphia; branch campus in Cable and abroad in Kandern, Germany and Hong Kong. Served by train; major airport serves Philadelphia (34 miles); bus serves Bristol (three miles). School operates transportation to student apartments. Public transportation serves campus.

Cairn University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047-2990

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
60%
Bottom 1/2
40%
Bottom 1/4
17%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
32%
400-499
43%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
40%
300-399
13%
200-299
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
44%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
17%
18-23
49%
12-17
23%
6-11
5%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
37%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 385
Declined + 5
Total Received 390

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Rebecca Lippert
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 877 786-2728
F: 215 702-4248
admissions@cairn.edu

Cost

Tuition $24,946
Room & board $9,583
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,020
Total $35,849
Average Financial Aid - $19,882
Total with Avg. Aid $15,967

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,882

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,412,776
State $716,992
Institutional $6,437,641
Other external $107,658
Total $8,675,067

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $8,088
Institutional $1,501,504
Other external $37,361
Total $1,546,953

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
CSAC (men's volleyball only, Continental Volleyball Conference)
Mascot
Cairn Highlander
School colors
crimson and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Bible
Biblical Studies
Business Administration
Church Ministries
Counseling
Education
Educational Leadership
English
Health/Physical Education
History
Liberal Arts
Music
Organizational Leadership
Social Work
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Undergraduate

77%

817
students

Female
54%
443

Male
46%
374

Graduate

23%

245
students

Female
57%
139

Male
43%
106

undergraduateFull-time

94%

771
students

Female
55%
423

Male
45%
348

undergraduatePart-time

6%

46
students

Female
44%
20

Male
56%
26

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented Honduras
Russia
South Korea
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Abigail Simon
Admissions Counselor
215 702-4244
asattler@cairn.edu

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