Tuition & Fees

$27,279

$27,279

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
32%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
31%
400-499
36%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
15%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
33%
12-17
43%
30-36
3%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
27%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 340
Declined + 5
Total Received 345
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Private (nonprofit)

762

undergraduate students

290

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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Location

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 1,052
Established in 1913
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Nondenominational Christian
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: 1,589), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
32%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
31%
400-499
36%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
15%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
33%
12-17
43%
30-36
3%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
27%

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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 340
Declined + 5
Total Received 345

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Thomas Sherf
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
P: 800 366-0049
F: 215 702-4248
admissions@cairn.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,885

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,979
Room $5,389
Board $4,905
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $38,623
Average Financial Aid - $21,885
Total with Avg. Aid $16,738

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,514,204
State $719,214
Institutional $7,116,581
Other external $108,030
Total $9,458,029

Non-need-based

Federal
State $3,735
Institutional $1,627,432
Other external $38,300
Total $1,669,467
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 726-2445
F: 215 702-4248
financial.aid@cairn.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Stephen Cassel
Financial Aid Administrator
financial.aid@cairn.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Laura Behnke (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), NCCAA, 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.
Accounting
Bible
Biblical Studies
Business Administration
Camping Ministry
Christian Studies
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Divinity
Education
Educational Leadership
English
Graphic Design
Health/Physical Education
History
Information Systems
Intercultural Studies
International Entrepreneurship
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Music
Nonprofit Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Pastoral Ministry
Psychology
Religion
Social Work
Theology
Youth/Family Ministry
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-theology

1,052

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

762
students

Female
56%
425

Male
44%
337

28%

290
students

Female
52%
151

Male
48%
139

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

726
students

Female
56%
406

Male
44%
320

5%

36
students

Female
53%
19

Male
47%
17

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Student Break-down

3%
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
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Kenya
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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