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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Cairn is a private university located in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 756 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cairn acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Religious Studies, Social Work and Youth Services, and Psychology. Graduating 62% of students, Cairn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,000.
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents

Cairn University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Cairn Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1200
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,481/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,422/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
756Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
35
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Christ focused
    78%
  • Lukewarm Christians
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    85%
  • For high school nerds who can't afford Paying
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
55%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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Liked the classes, chapel, professors. Good spiritual atmosphere for a Christian campus. Good amount of activities each part of the year. Best all campus activity was Starry Night ( Christmas light up). Also Super Bowl night and Homecoming (literally bring in a Ferris wheel!)

Get better dining hall food! Quality is definitely lacking and more variety.
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Due to COVID-19, we had to make a quick transition to online learning. Cairn handled this transition excellently! I feel that the quality of my education remained the same given the challenging circumstances.
Cairn University is a warm, welcome, and Christ-centered educational institution! I thoroughly enjoyed the faculty and staff who made it their number one priority to see us as real people and not just names on a roster.