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Cairn University

Langhorne, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate99%

Cairn University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Cairn University. Around 99% of applicants get into Cairn University each year. Out of 345 applications received in 2023, 340 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Cairn University, the application fee costs $25.

Cairn University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Cairn University's admissions stats.

Cairn University 2023 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%
Waitlist No

Cairn University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cairn University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Cairn University?

Cairn University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Cairn University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Cairn University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Cairn University. Cairn University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Cairn University accepted 99% of all applicants, approximately 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.

Transferring to Cairn University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Cairn University

Cairn University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Cairn University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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.

Admissions Factors at Cairn University

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Talent/Ability Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Cairn University for more information on admission factors.

Cairn University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Cairn University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Cairn University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cairn University?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Cairn University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Cairn University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 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.

More Information on Transferring to Cairn University

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

Cairn University Admissions FAQs

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.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cairn University?

❌ No, Cairn University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your 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?

✅ Cairn University has an acceptance rate of 99%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cairn University?

❌ Cairn University does not offer early decision.

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Cairn University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


Cairn University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Cairn University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

425 - 555


Reading SAT Range

455 - 570

Cairn University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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