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Cairn University is a private institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 941, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 115 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cairn University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 124. Its tuition and fees are $21,705 (2012-13).
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Cairn University exists to educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded, well-educated, and professionally competent men and women of character.
|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 74.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||74.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Cairn University is 13:1, and the school has 69.6 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; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||20|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Cairn University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 941, with a gender distribution of 46.9 percent male students and 53.1 percent female students. At this school, 58.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 42.0 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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Cairn University, 81.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,324.
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||$21,705 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,525 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data