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Cairn University is a private institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 952, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 115 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cairn University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $22,455 (2013-14).
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Philadelphia Biblical University exists to educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded, well-educated, and
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Cairn University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Cairn University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||72.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Cairn University is 15:1, and the school has 58.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cairn University include: Philosophy and Religious Studies; Education; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.
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Cairn University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 952, with a gender distribution of 47.7 percent male students and 52.3 percent female students. At this school, 55 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus. Cairn University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Cairn University offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. Cairn University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Cairn University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Cairn University, 82.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,557.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$22,455 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,800 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data