Private 4 Year

Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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Cairn University overview
Location Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Online cairn.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Cairn University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Cairn University, located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is a private, nondenominational Christian university that sits in close proximity to Philadelphia. Founded in 1913 as the Philadelphia Bible Institute, the university has since expanded its academic offerings but maintains a strong biblical foundation in its curriculum. Cairn University is comprised of multiple schools, including the School of Divinity, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Social Work. While it maintains a holistic approach to education, integrating faith with academic rigor, the university is particularly noted for its programs in Theology, Business, and Education. The campus exudes a suburban atmosphere, with facilities designed to support both academic and spiritual growth. On-campus living is offered to students, aiming to foster a cohesive living and learning environment. Cairn University possesses a more inclusive approach to admissions, seeking students who demonstrate both academic potential and alignment with the university's values. Although not primarily recognized for athletics, the university hosts several intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational sports programs, participating under the team name the Highlanders.

In the most recent statistical year 468 prospective students applied, and 379 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 202 enrolled in the school.  795 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 236 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $31,255 plus fees of $710.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.31

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Cairn University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,112
Other Fees$710
Room and Board $11,764
Budget for Other Expenses$2,103
Total One Year Cost$46,944

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cairn University students
Subject Percent of Class
Philosophy and Religious Studies 71%
Education 13%
Business 8%
Human Services 6%
Visual and Performing Arts 2%

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