Cairn University

200 Manor Ave, Langhorne Manor, United States
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Overview of Cairn University

About this school

Cairn University, formerly Philadelphia Biblical University, is a private institution with religious orientation founded in 1913. Its 105-acre wooded campus is located in Langhorne, northeast of Philadelphia.
  • Website


    cairn.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    290

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:762
    • Men:337 (44.2%)
    • Women:425 (55.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Cairn University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
1
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
200 Manor Avenue
City, State, Zip
Langhorne, PA  19047-2990
Phone
(215) 702-4235
Fax
(215) 752-5812
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
99% of 345 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 195 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 150 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
221 (65%) of 340 admitted students enrolled
Women
113 (58%) of 194 admitted students enrolled
Men
108 (74%) of 146 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.31
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
519 average |425-555 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
17%
• Score 200 - 300
2%
Sat Critical Reading
542 average |455-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
15%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
27%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $27,279 (67.17145600945557%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,294 (25.347812169116743%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,050 (2.5855063898943635%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,988 (4.895225431533328%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Cairn University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003351
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
140 (90.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
130 (92.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
130 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
14 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$24,301
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 127 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,849
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 125 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,105
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 12 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
20 (12.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,037

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
640 (88.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
585 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
581 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$21,885
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 572 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,755
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 545 (93.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,745
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 51 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
117 (16.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,008

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,717
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


45

Part-Time Faculty


78

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


25%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
580,881

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
55
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Cairn University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (18)


  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Public/Applied History
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Philosophy and religious studies, Education, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,618

Nearest Metropolitan Area


115 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
31 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Bristol
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Langhorne

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


62% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


38%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Cairn University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, ascend (outdoor adventure club), chi beta sigma (social work club), enactus (business), mu kappa (missionary kids association), student visual arts society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


726

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
762
Women
425
Men
337

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.1% Asian
  • 13.2% Black/African-American
  • 6.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.8% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 20 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


290

Student Resources

Study resources