Cairn University

Langhorne, PA

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/

Private
Co-ed
762
Undergraduate
Students
(55.8%) 425 Women
(44.2%) 337 Men
290
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 345 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.31
SAT Math
519 average
425-555 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
542 average
455-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,611
Tuition and Fees
$27,279
Room and Board
$10,294
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$24,301
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,717
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
45
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
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Campus Life

Langhorne Population
1,618 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
73.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
40.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   1
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
200 Manor Avenue
City, State, Zip
Langhorne, PA 19047-2990
Phone
(215) 702-4235
Fax
(215) 752-5812
E-mail
admissions@cairn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
221 (65%) of 340 admitted students enrolled
Women
113 (58%) of 194 admitted students enrolled
Men
108 (74%) of 146 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.31
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 36%
Top half: 58%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,611
Tuition and Fees
$27,279
Room and Board
$10,294
Books and Supplies
$1,050
Other Expenses
$1,988
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003351
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,717
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Philosophy and religious studies, Education, Public administration and social services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
580,881
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration, Master of Science in Special Education, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Langhorne Population
1,618 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
115 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
62% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
38%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
762
Women
425 (55.8%)
Men
337 (44.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
726
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
All Graduate Students
290

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
40.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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