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Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Cairn Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Cairn University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
98.6%
Admission Difficulty for Cairn University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cairn University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Cairn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Cairn University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Cairn University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cairn University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cairn University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Cairn University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 196 150 346
Accepted 195 146 341
Acceptance Rate 99% 97% 99%
Enrolled 81 73 154
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 50% 45%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cairn University and what considerations affect 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 Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.