Cairn University-Langhorne

Langhorne, PA, USA
3.81 Average Rating

Formerly known as the Philadelphia Bible Institute, Cairn University is a Christian college in eastern Pennsylvania. Cairn is home to six schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 40 Christ-centered majors. In addition, Cairn offers Christian gap year programs in partnership with OneLife and International Business As Mission. As a Christian university, Cairn holds chapel services two to three days per week. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
99%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
46%
21%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1046
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,060
Total Number of Undergrads
770
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
28%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,302
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,279
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,279
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,294
Books and Supplies
$1050

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
43%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,476
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,952
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$15,106

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
90%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,341
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
18
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
62%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cairn Highlander
School Colors
Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Lancaster
Allentown
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
80%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
A small, Bible-based Christian college right outside of Philly. It is isolated away from the busyness of the city and very safe. There is a community feel that you may not get at every university.
Gabrielle from Newfield, NJ
Cairn University is good for biblical studies and their business program is pretty good if that what you are interested in. I have a lot of friends in the social work program and I heard it was awesome. The community here is getting better and the students are opening up more.
Raheem from Philadelphia, PA
Cairn University is a wonderful school that really does stay true to it's mission statement. It seeks to educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded, well-educated, and professionally competent men and women of character. The school provides great teaching from a biblical standpoint and prepares you to take that knowledge and interact with the secular world.
Katie from Lacon, IL
A wonderful university on the East Coast.
Samuel from Kenya

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