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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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 727 undergraduate students. The Cairn acceptance rate is 99%. Popular majors include Religious Studies, Social Work and Youth Services, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 60% of students, Cairn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,000.
About Cairn University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
Website
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Cairn University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,049/ 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
$18,476/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
727Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
43
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Christ focused
    75%
  • Lukewarm Christians
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    92%
  • For high school nerds who can't afford Paying
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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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From the moment I stepped foot on this campus, I fell in love with the genuine, caring atmosphere of the faculty and staff, and every professor I have had the pleasure of having in class has been nothing but gracious, incredibly understanding, and kind. There is a unique element to this small Christian university, an element of community and togetherness that is hard to find elsewhere. It's a beautiful campus, situated right outside of Philadelphia. The opportunities I have been given here and the flexibility I have been given in pursuing my major is so appreciated and allows me to almost completely personalize my program. I have never once regret choosing this university, and I am deeply grateful for how dedicated it remains to Scripture and seeking God in every area of life.
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I appreciated how much biblical truth was integrated in my non-Bible classes. The teachers not only care about the academic well-being of their students, but the spiritual well-being. There is nothing in particular that I would want changed about Cairn!
At Cairn University I felt like I fit in completely. It had such a great atmosphere and I knew automatically that I was going to like it. If you are interested in playing a sport, I recommend reaching out. All the coaches there are so caring and take good care of you and try their hardest to make you feel welcomed with the team. The classes are super small and they feel like it is just you and the teacher in the room. That was one of the biggest deciding point was seeing the class sizes, being so small.