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Monday 4.12.2021

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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
Screen last updated on: December 2019
Total undergraduates: 762
Full-time undergraduates: 726
Part-time undergraduates: 36
Total graduate students: 290
Full-time graduate students: 63
Part-time graduate students: 227
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 22
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Northeast
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 46%
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13.0% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
66.9% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Nonresident Alien
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12.8% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
6.1% Hispanic/Latino
71.6% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Nonresident Alien

Cairn University
Campus size: 115 acres
City or town school is located in: Langhorne, PA
Population of city/town: 1,596
Locations of branch/satellite campuses: Branch campus abroad in Kandern, Germany.
Nearest major city: Philadelphia
Distance of nearest major city: 20 miles
Population of nearest major city: 1,580,863
Online campus map:

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • women's dorms (53%)
  • men's dorms (46%)
  • special housing for disabled students (1%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing: 93%
Percent of students who live in school housing: 62%
Percent of students who live off campus: 38%
Students required to live on campus: All unmarried students under age 23 must live on campus unless living near campus with family.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus: 80%
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: no

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: no
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 66
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes

Remedial learning services:
writing, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
Counseling services:
personal, academic, psychological, religious
Career placement services:
internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training, online job search.
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: mostly

Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, yearbook
School newspaper(s): Scroll, published biweekly
Number of honor societies: 1
Total number of registered organizations: 18
Campus-based religious organizations:
Student Theological Society, Student Missions Fellowship, Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Minority student organizations:
Cultural Awareness Association
International student organizations:
International Student Organization
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Commuter Council, Student Program Association, Visual Arts Society, Enactus, Ascend

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Laura Behnke,
Athletic Director
School colors: crimson and black
School mascot: Cairn Highlander
Athletic conference memberships: NCAA (Division III), NCCAA, CSAC (men's volleyball only, Continental Volleyball Conference)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballnoNCCAA II, NCAA Div. III
Men's basketballnoNCCAA II, NCAA Div. III
Men's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Men's golfnoNCAA Div. III
Men's soccernoNCCAA II, NCAA Div. III
Men's volleyballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's basketballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Women's soccernoNCAA Div. III
Women's softballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's tennisnoNCAA Div. III
Women's volleyballnoNCAA Div. III

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 10%
Intramural/Recreational sports:
basketball, billiards, flag football, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Philadelphia (34 miles)
Nearest other airport: Newark, NJ (59 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Langhorne, PA
Nearest passenger bus service: Philadelphia (30 miles)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus: 20%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: excellent
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: no

Percent of graduates who pursue further study: 17% immediately, 42% within one year of graduation, 55% within 10 years of graduation
Percent of graduates who enter job market in field related to major: 70% within six months of graduation, 78% within one year of graduation
List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Dr. Julie Lee Wu, President of China Bible Seminary in Hong Kong
  • Dr. Allen Guelzo, author, professor at Gettysburg College
  • Dr Crawford Loritz, author, speaker, pastor.

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