Cairn University

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200 Manor Avenue

Langhorne, PA 19047-2990

Phone: (215) 752-5800
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (North)

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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).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Philadelphia Biblical 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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1913
Religious affiliation Evangelical
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $9,629,702


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.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Philosophy and Religious Studies 68%
Education 15%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 8%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 2%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 1,200
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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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

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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.

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Tuition and fees $22,455 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,800 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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