|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||607|
|SAT Composite 75th||1247|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
60% of Cairn University freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||46%||55%||50%|
Applicants have 20 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 31, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Cairn University is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to Cairn University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
82% of students submit their SAT scores to Cairn. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.