Cairn University

478 reviews
  1. Langhorne, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Cairn University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
200 Manor Ave
Langhorne, PA 19047
Website

Cairn University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
870-1110
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,358/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,049/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,068/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,592/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,738/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,137/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
767Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Christ focused
    86%
  • Lukewarm Christians
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    91%
  • For high school nerds who can't afford Paying
    9%

After Cairn University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
55%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

478 reviews
  • Excellent
    87
  • Very Good
    174
  • Average
    163
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    24
Fun Yet Economical – There are many places to go on the Philadelphia Biblical University campus. There is a large gym complex which houses a basketball/volleyball court, a workout area, locker rooms and several storage compartments for athletic equipment. Beyond this indoor sports building, there are several fields which host baseball, soccer, field hockey and softball games. The school has a large library which has a great amount of space for quiet and productive studying and reading. Within the library, there are two computer labs which have the latest and updated computers. There are also study rooms located in the library.
There is also a large music building which contains 30+ Steinway and Sons Pianos. Music students generally are the ones who make use of these pianos however they are open for other students also. The student lounge has been newly renovated with computers, couches and tables. This is an area for students to study, talk, enjoy one another's company and relax. There is a mail room located right next to the student lounge. These students receive their inter-school mail while also having the opportunity to send mail outbound. The classrooms are all very nice. They contain computer, digital video projectors, whiteboards and screens for the classroom to be a proper area of learning for the students. The school is a great place!
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 16 2011
PBU has a spirit rock in which individuals are able to write down anything to support a specific sports team or group/club on campus.

The professors are amazing! Generally, the gare a lot oabout the students and do their best to help the stuendts in whatever ways they can. Some professors even invite their students to their house to share a meal and conversation.

PBU has a small extension campus in Wisconsin called &quot;Wisconsin Wilderness Campus.&quot; Which is a one year Bible consentrated course, and students get to take kayaking, canoening, hiking, and cross country skiing trips with staff, which is sooooo much fun.

PBU also offers a duel-level program where students can get their masters in 5 years by taking grad classes along with ungraduate classes the last two years of schooling. THis program is a blessing and saves a lot of money.
  • College Senior
  • June 16 2011
If local includes a 45 minute train ride or a 25 minute drive into Center City, then it is GREAT! The Flyers, Sixers, Phillies, and Eagles attract many Cairn students. The wealth of museums in Philadelphia also attracts many Cairn students. I can go on and on about Philly. However, Langhorne is an average suburban town. The one thing that is pretty cool about our local area is the wealth of parks. There are many parks to go to for running, biking, picnics and hiking. It is a fun time to relax by a pond or river and take in nature's beauty.
  • College Senior
  • Apr 29 2014