If you are thinking about applying to Cairn University, the application fee is $25.
Here's an overiew of some of Cairn University's admissions stats.
|Cairn University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||19%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||86%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||21%|
These are the application deadlines for Cairn University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Cairn University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Cairn University is moderately difficult. Cairn University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Cairn University accepted 99% of all applicants, about 340 from 345 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Cairn University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Cairn University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Cairn University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
Make sure to check with Cairn University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Cairn University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Cairn University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Cairn University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At Cairn University 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 58% were in the top 50%.
At Cairn University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Cairn University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Cairn University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Cairn University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 86% of Cairn University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Cairn University students scored 555 or higher and 75% of students scored 455 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Cairn University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 455 or higher.
To be most competitive at Cairn University, you should strive to earn between 16.9 and 22.8 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 22.8 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Cairn University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22.8, and three out of four students scored lower than 22.8 on the ACT.
A 16.9 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Cairn University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.9.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cairn University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Cairn University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Cairn University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cairn University.
Does Cairn University accept transfer credits?
✅ Cairn University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cairn University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Cairn University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Cairn University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Cairn University?
❌ No, Cairn University is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Cairn University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Cairn University is 99%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cairn University?
❌ Cairn University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Cairn University? Cairn University is a somewhat selective institution. The Cairn University acceptance rate is 99%. This means that the institution accepts 98 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cairn University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Cairn University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
23 and Above
17 to 23
17 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Cairn University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Cairn University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Cairn University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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