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Cairn University

Cairn University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047-2990

Official telephone: (215) 752-5800
Toll-free telephone: (800) 366-0049
Fax number: (215) 702-4341
Website: cairn.edu
Cairn University
Screen last updated on: December 2019

The admissions information below is valid for the 2017 academic year.

ADMISSIONS OFFICE
Admissions officer: Thomas Sherf,
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Contacting the office: 215 702-4235
800 366-0049 (toll free)
215 702-4248 (fax)
admissions@cairn.edu

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
Is there an application deadline for fall? no
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 10%
Application fee: $25
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: yes
Admissions requirements:
Minimum composite ACT score of 19 and minimum 2.0 GPA recommended.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: recommended
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: recommended
Off-campus interview: can be arranged with admissions representative
Visit for interview by: April
Standardized test requirements: SAT I or ACT required, SAT II not used
School's test preference: no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received: rolling for SAT I/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
Math: 1 required, 1 recommended
Science: 2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies: 3 required, 3 recommended
Total: 12 required, 12 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • Audition required of music program applicants.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: yes

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN SELECTION PROCESS
Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report important
  • class rank considered
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay important
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview important
  • extracurricular activities considered
  • particular talent/ability important
  • character/personal qualities very important
  • alumni/ae relationship considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment very important
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.31
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 99%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 60%
Average SAT I: 513 verbal, 490 math, 1027 combined
Combined SAT I middle 50% range: 893 - 1160
Average ACT: 20 English, 20 math, 23 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 17 - 28
Test taken by majority of applicants: SAT I
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 86%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 21%

UNDERGRADUATE NOTIFICATION FOR FALL TERM
Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: no set date

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT
Number of completed applications received: 345
Number of applicants offered admission: 340 (99%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 154 (45%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 45%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 54%
Tuition deposit amount: $250, refundable until May 1.
Room deposit amount: $100
Admission may be deferred: yes, up to 1 year

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