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 1,400 students are enrolled at Cairn University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 873 (25th percentile) - 1138 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 26 (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 2.89 - 3.38. 71% 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 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Cairn University was reported as 71.1% in Fall 2012 with over 440 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: 18 - 26
  • PBU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.38

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cairn University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 94.2%
  • 2009-2010: 74.4%
  • 2010-2011: 72.4%
  • 2011-2012: 73.9%
  • 2012-2013: 71.1%
  • Projected PBU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 74.1%

How Does PBU Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cairn University is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church51.8%
Holy Family University75.9%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington77.7%
Arcadia University59.7%
Delaware Valley College68.3%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to PBU (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English15 - 25
Math16 - 24
Composite Score18 - 26
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