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Cairn University Overview

Cairn University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Cairn is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Cairn University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$27,646 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Cairn is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Cairn.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Cairn makes roughly $41,656 a year. This is 2% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Cairn University?


Contact details for Cairn are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 200 Manor Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047-2990
Phone: 215-752-5800

How Do I Get Into Cairn?

You can apply to Cairn online at:

Admission Requirements for Cairn

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cairn?

82% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 82%, Cairn may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Can I Afford Cairn University?

$27,646 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cairn is $27,646. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cairn, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,118 a year. That adds up to $28,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cairn is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Cairn University Undergraduate Student Diversity

786 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 844 undergraduate students at Cairn, with 786 being full-time and 58 being part-time.


There are also 272 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 786 full-time undergraduates at Cairn, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cairn University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 537
International Students 39
Other Races/Ethnicities 89

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Cairn University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 13 countries are represented at Cairn. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Dominican Republic, and China.

Online Learning at Cairn University

180 Took All Classes Online
334 Took At Least One Class Online
17.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 15 bachelor’s degree and 21 master’s degree programs available online at Cairn. In 2020-2021, 334 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cairn has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 29th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Cairn

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cairn University was 17.8%. This is the #1,124 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cairn regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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