Cairn University (PBU)

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Cairn University can be found in Langhorne, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 1,300 students are enrolled at Cairn University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1000 (25th percentile) - 1247 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the PBU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. 83% of all applicants are accepted to Cairn University, from which 50% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall PBU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cairn University was reported as 82.8% in Fall 2020 with over 569 college applications submitted to PBU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • PBU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • PBU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Cairn University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Cairn University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for PBU has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 97.9%
  • 2017-2018: 98.6%
  • 2018-2019: 76.1%
  • 2019-2020: 82.8%
  • Projected PBU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 79.7%

How Does PBU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cairn University is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church91.8%
Holy Family University73.1%
Rider University71.5%
Arcadia University65.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to PBU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 640
Math490 - 607
Total Score1000 - 1247
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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