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Cairn Admission Requirements

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Cairn University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.1%
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 76% acceptance rate ranking it #70 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 410 out of 539 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 65 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Cairn, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Cairn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1080

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 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #60 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cairn University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >84%
1080 to 1200 Avg + 76%-84%
960 to 1080 Avg - 65%-76%
840 to 960 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 840 Low <52%
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Cairn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Cairn University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Cairn University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 26
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #79 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cairn University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cairn University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >86%
20 to 23 Avg + 76%-86%
18 to 20 Avg - 67%-76%
16 to 18 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 16 Low <58%
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Cairn GPA

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 #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 76% 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

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 305 234 539
Accepted 240 170 410
Acceptance Rate 79% 73% 76%
Enrolled 104 82 186
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 48% 45%

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 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
B
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

R
Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

E
Eastern University

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

W
Widener University Main Campus

Chester, Pennsylvania

M
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

S
Saint Joseph's College New York

Brooklyn, New York

L
Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Cairn. Admission competition is and the college has easy 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 960 and 1200. 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 18 and 23. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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