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Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Cairn University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.8%
Admission Difficulty for Cairn University
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Cairn and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #94 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 471 out of 569 applicants were admitted making Cairn University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Cairn University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 50% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Cairn University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cairn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1247
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 607
SAT Composite 75th 1247
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cairn University?

Cairn University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cairn University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1247 and Above Good >89%
1123 to 1247 Avg + 83%-89%
1000 to 1123 Avg - 74%-83%
877 to 1000 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 877 Low <63%
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Cairn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Cairn University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Cairn University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cairn?

Admission data indicates that Cairn regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #49 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cairn University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cairn University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >90%
21 to 24 Avg + 83%-90%
19 to 21 Avg - 76%-83%
17 to 19 Reach 68%-76%
Less than 17 Low <68%
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Cairn GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Cairn University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Cairn. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cairn University was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #74 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cairn accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cairn University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 6% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

60% of Cairn University freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Cairn University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 18%
Top 50% of class 40%
Bottom 50% of class 60%
Bottom 25% of class 31%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Cairn University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 324 245 569
Accepted 278 193 471
Acceptance Rate 86% 79% 83%
Enrolled 128 106 234
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 55% 50%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2022
Days left to Apply
216

Applicants have 216 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 31, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Cairn University is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cairn University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Cairn University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cairn University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215114 IPEDS survey data for Cairn University.

FAQs

Does Cairn University prefer SAT or ACT?

82% of students submit their SAT scores to Cairn. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Cairn University?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Cairn. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Cairn University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1247. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Cairn University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.