Private 4 Year

Cairn Admission Requirements

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Cairn University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Cairn University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Cairn and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Cairn is 81%.  It ranks #66 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Cairn University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 439 out of 539 applicants were admitted.

Cairn University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.31. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Cairn application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 31.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Cairn University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Cairn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Cairn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
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Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Cairn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Cairn University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Cairn University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Cairn GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Cairn University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Cairn. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cairn University was 3.31 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 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cairn accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

58% of Cairn University freshman were in the top 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 19%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 58%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Cairn University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 296 243 539
Accepted 239 200 439
Acceptance Rate 81% 82% 81%
Enrolled 108 107 215
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 54% 49%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 181 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 31, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Cairn University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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.


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?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Cairn. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.