Cairn Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Cairn University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Cairn and can I get accepted? The school has a 99% acceptance rate ranking it #130 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 341 out of 346 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Cairn University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.
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Cairn SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cairn University?
Cairn University typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #71 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>99%|
|1125 to 1240||Avg +||99%-99%|
|1010 to 1125||Avg -||98%-99%|
|895 to 1010||Reach||97%-98%|
|Less than 895||Low||<97%|
Cairn ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT21%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #84 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cairn University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>99%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||99%-99%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||98%-99%|
|14 to 17||Reach||97%-98%|
|Less than 14||Low||<97%|
Avg. High School GPA3.23
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Cairn University. 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 #58 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 99% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
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)||42%||50%||45%|
What are the requirements for admission to Cairn University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.