Cairn University-Langhorne
Langhorne, PA, USA

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Cairn University-Langhorne
3.81 Average Rating

Kelly from Newark, DE

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Not only am I learning more than I ever did at a Charter high school (which is a school that focuses on academics), but I'm learning how to think and how to question.
Am enjoying being here
My closest friends have become my family away from home. I just finished my freshman year and cannot wait until fall finally comes so that I can go back! The campus is small, but beautiful! There are many different opportunities available; some are harder to find than others. For example, student senate, Remnant (drama ministry), puppet ministry, handbell choir, intramural sports, an outdoor club, as well as various youth groups that you can help with off-campus.
Bang for the buck
I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of this year. If you are willing to put forth the effort, you will too.
Tips for prospective students
Pray about it. I've heard many stories in addition to my own about students who had PBU lower on their list of preferred colleges, but it somehow ended up at the top. The only reason we have is that God wants us here.
Look into the different programs! WWC and BI are both great programs that I did not get to participate in, unfortunately. The BI (Bible and Israel) program is a one year program that intensely studies only the Bible and Israel. Then they go to Israel for two weeks!
Great for these types of students
Christians wanting to study the Bible, to engage the world around them, and to grow spiritually.
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Simone from Gaithersburg, MD

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Many of the teachers really want students to think for themselves. Students are encouraged to formulate their own opinions and views based on God's Word and knowledge they obtain.
Am enjoying being here
It did not take me very long to find friends. It is a very welcoming and friendly environment. From the moment you arrive at PBU you are encouraged to be involved and have fun while receiving your education.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend visiting PBU before making a decision. It is very helpful to be able to get a feeling of what a school is like before deciding to attend it. PBU has a program where prospective students can stay overnight in a dorm and attend classes. This definitely helps prospective students see how it is run and what it is like.
Great for these types of students
Students who would like a somewhat intimate and small student body and campus would enjoy PBU. It is also great for those who want to grow spiritually while preparing for a career.
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Jessica from Philadelphia, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The faculty is completely helpful and encouraging during the entire process. The professors genuinely want you to do your best and are very down-to-earth.
Will enjoy being here
The campus is SO serene and beautiful. It will be great to study near the pond during the warmer months.
Bang for the buck
PBU gives both need-based and merit aid and is priceless because of the warm nature it gives to all that are there.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to ask your counselor questions and be sure to visit the campus. PBU definitely has it's own lifestyle, so make sure you will enjoy it.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to glorify God through their career will learn to do so at PBU. If you're looking to find a path that allows you to be a dedicated Christian in the workforce, PBU is for you!
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Gabrielle from Newfield, NJ

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you visit campus! You need to be able to get the feel of the university with students on campus and see what a typical day at Cairn would be. Don't be rushed in choosing any school no matter what people tell you. The staff at Cairn offers a lot of help and understands that you need time to make your decision!
Academic Rigor
Having not been a student yet, I don't know exactly how difficult the classes are. I do know that you are not going to be able to breeze through classes. You definitely will be challenged spiritually and your faith will grow through each class you take.
Dorm Life
Freshman dorms are comfortable and have a sense of community. They have a common area in freshman dorms where boys and girls can hang out, talk, play guitar, play games, or watch a movie. Plenty of room compared to some dorms at other universities. It is about a five minute walk to the main building of classrooms but nothing drastic.
Food and Dining
There is a lot of choices in the cafeteria for food. The food was pretty good when I visited the campus. They have plenty of tables and a few TVs in the dining area. I don't know if they may have different options when there are not prospective students on campus.
What to do for fun
Go to sporting events, hang out with friends, maybe go to the mall or go into the city.
Greek Life
None
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Raheem from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
-Come prepared
-Be ready to pray before class
-Work hard
Dorm Life
It's pretty sweet and awesome.
Food and Dining
The food is ok, but can be better
What to do for fun
Football
Basketball
Dunkin Doughnuts
Clubs and Activities
Clubs are awesome! And the activities are also.
I am in the poetry club and it's so good.
Campus Safety
Awesome job. It's safe here.
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Katie from Lacon, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to contact your admissions counselor and do not be ashamed to ask many questions! Come and visit and ask students about their favorite part of campus life!
Academic Rigor
The school is definitely challenging with rigorous academics. They desire to prepare students to be well-educated and professional, and they stay true to that in the teaching at Cairn.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is one of my favorite aspects of Cairn. Each of the 3 dorms each has a different environment and caters to different student personalities. There are many events and activities happening throughout the school year in all of the dorms.
Food and Dining
The food is not the best, but there are good days! The best part is the sandwich line and the grill where you can have stir fry or sauteed pasta.
What to do for fun
There are lounges and common areas to hang out with friends and watch movies. The train station, which is in walking distance, is an easy way to get into Philadelphia and experience life there. There are many activities and stores around the area for students to take part in and visit.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Each semester on finals week there is a night called 10th Hour Breakfast which is, essentially, breakfast at 10 pm on one night of finals week. The cafeteria is packed because basically all students attend this night.
Great for these types of students
Students wanting to go into ministry or who are seeking to have a professional life as a pastor, teacher, businessman or woman, social worker, or more are great for this university. Cairn prepares students to enter into these careers and to be prepared to serve God through their careers as well, even if they are not strictly ministry majors.
Campus Safety
The campus safety is great. They are constantly patrolling and they immediately respond to incidents.
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Samuel from Kenya

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A wonderful university on the East Coast.
Tips for prospective students
This is a great University to be in. If you are a Christian and want to mature in your intellect, faith and character, then search no further.
Academic Rigor
Its quite rigorous. You have to work hard here. Not for the lazy.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is great. You have an opportunity to meet and interact with very loving people.
Food and Dining
Great food and dining no doubt
What to do for fun
Sports, mountain climbing, cycling...the list is endless.
Bang for the buck
Quite expensive but education is worth it.
Great for these types of students
Bible believing and those who want to grow in their Christian Faith.
Clubs and Activities
Lots of them.
Greek Life
None
Campus Safety
Very safe.
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Erin from Schenectady, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
Teachers expect a high level of academic responsibility from students, but not an impossible amount. Depending on the class, work can be anywhere from easy thinking questions, to material based papers.
Dorm Life
Living in the dorms is a good time, the dorms are very nice, and the Resident Life team is great and is always there to help. If there is something that needs to be fixed in your room, campus services is very good about getting the job done.
Food and Dining
The food in the cafeteria is decent, there are always plenty of options for students at every meal. The Eagle's nest is a cafe in the MAC that has great food and is included in your meal plan, and for commuters, it may be cheaper than the cafeteria.
What to do for fun
There are plenty of student activities set up by the Student Life office. There are also two malls within ten minutes, and plenty to do in town.
Campus Safety
There is always at least one security guard on duty, and they are always driving around the campus. There are safety stations, and there is a phone number given to students to reach the school security dispatch office.
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