Because faith and truth do matter.

Every college or university education is centered on something: a philosophy, a worldview, a set of core beliefs. Choosing a school that has the right things at the center will make all the difference.

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What are you looking for?

A college education should change your life.

It should point you in a direction where what you know, who you are, and how you live will have an impact on those around you.

With over 60 undergraduate programs and a diverse range of academic activities, a Cairn University education is centered on Jesus Christ and the Word of God and provides a broad perspective on the world that is engaging and purposeful.

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    You need more than a credential.

    Your education should develop your skills, perspective, personal potential, and ability to creatively adapt to a changing environment.

    At Cairn University, graduate programs in Business, Education, Counseling, and Divinity offer you the opportunity to take the next step in your life and work while interacting with faculty who are committed to personal investment in their students.

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      Now is the time to finish your degree.

      Students in Cairn's Degree Completion Program can earn the credits they need to complete a bachelor’s degree in a little over two years. A modular schedule allows students to focus on one course at a time, and attend class just one day a week.

      Receive a quality university education that is centered on Christ and His Word. Choose from three professional development tracks built around a core of biblical and theological studies, culminating in a B.S. in Bible degree. Students can also begin to pursue a Master's degree through our Dual-Level options.

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        Don't sit this one out.

        Cairn’s First Year Programs are dynamic one-year experiences that can serve well as a gap year after high school or a foundation for traditional undergraduate study.

        Choose from four different programs offering exciting travel opportunities and hands-on experience in Arts & Culture, Outdoor Action, Israel & Archaeology, or Urban Ministry. Dig deep into God's Word and study your field of interest alongside a small community of other students who share your passions.

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          • Learning psychology from a biblical perspective is especially important to me because each of us is created in the image of God. I am looking forward to studying the complexity of the human mind, which is fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator.

            Natalie Livingston '15
            Natalie Livingston '15Psychology
          • Through intercollegiate athletics at Cairn, I have been stretched to exemplify Christ on the court, and the community atmosphere has been a daily encouragement.

            Charles Hopkins '15
            Charles Hopkins '15Business Administration & Bible
          • As a student at Cairn, I’ve become a part of a community of professors and students who are seeking to live godly lives. I am constantly being encouraged to strive for excellence and live a life of integrity.

            Keturah Hasbrouck '15
            Keturah Hasbrouck '15Worship & Music, Voice
          • Having a biblically integrated worldview will not only give me a work ethic that employers are looking for, but more importantly will give me the desire to live intentionally with every person I come in contact with.

            Susan Santucci '15
            Susan Santucci '15Business Administration
          • Whether I’m studying sociology, ancient art, mathematics, or philosophy, the person of Jesus Christ seems to always be at the center of the conversation.  Probably as many substantial conversations around the lunch table find their roots in Core Curriculum classes as in theology classes. I always enjoy hearing how my friends’ classes have sparked some spiritual fire in them.

            Nolan Pierce ’14
            Nolan Pierce ’14Youth Ministry
          • Cairn’s commitment to integrate teaching and experiences has helped me realize the necessity of keeping one’s life from being compartmentalized.  The world needs men and women in the workplace who are not only professionally competent, but also have a heart for God.  As I become more conformed to the image of Christ, I know I’m also more capable of engaging in intentional and productive service to Christ in the church, society, and the world.

            Ben Cardillo ’16
            Ben Cardillo ’16Business Administration
          • The character of the professors definitely has a deep influence on me, molding my mind to resemble the mind of Christ.  I glean from them week to week, not only through their Christ-centered view of the subjects they are teaching, but also through the character shown in how they interact with me as a student.

            Caleb Bishop ’16
            Caleb Bishop ’16B.S. in Bible & M.S. in Counseling
          • I used to be afraid of questioning, but my education at Cairn has shown me the importance of confronting the questions that arise as I consider how my faith relates to my understanding of the world.  In this worldview focus, I have found a freedom to examine ideas without fear or defensiveness.

            Amanda Smith ’16
            Amanda Smith ’16B.S. in Bible & M.S.Ed. (Elementary/Early Childhood Education)
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          Stop wondering

          The best way to discover what it means to be a student at Cairn University is to see it firsthand. Attend an Open House or design your own personal visit. Tour campus, sit in on a class, enjoy a meal in the dining commons, meet with faculty and staff, get answers to your enrollment and financial aid questions, and even stay overnight.

          Schedule a visit today and experience Cairn for yourself!

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          Stop wondering

          The best way to discover what it means to be a student at Cairn University is to see it firsthand. Attend an Open House or design your own personal visit. Tour campus, sit in on a class, enjoy a meal in the dining commons, meet with faculty and staff, get answers to your enrollment and financial aid questions, and even stay overnight.

          Schedule a visit today and experience Cairn for yourself!

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           We're grateful for our Undergrad Open House guests who have braved today's not-so-springy weather. We hope you enjoy your visit!  Happy Spring Break! Have a great week. Hopefully it will be a bit warmer by the time you all get back.  Gearing up for Monday's big Open House. It's not to late to sign up. And yes, those are large tubs full of free t-shirts.  How are you spending your snow day? Post your snowy shots on our Facebook page or share them on Twitter or Instagram with @cairnu #snowday. We'll put up an album of your best photos later today. Have fun!
           Excited to welcome area church leaders to campus today for #CairnCLC15.  Our homepage just got a new 'do. Take a look and let us know what you think! cairn.edu  Great interview and Q&A session this afternoon with this year's GMW keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Li, pastor of Beijing International Christian Fellowship. Check the full GMW schedule for more great presentations with Dr. Li tonight and tomorrow.  A wintry start to this year's Global Mission Week: Due to severe weather conditions, the University will be closing at noon today. All GMW events planned for this evening are rescheduled for Wednesday. Stay safe. Stay warm.
           All thawed out.  Happy New Year! The @philadelphiasuns Lion Dance Troupe stopped by the cafeteria for a special Chinese New Year performance last night.  Maybe we should've called it "Snow Globe-al Mission Week." We're shoveled out now and ready for a great week with our friends from the international mission field. Check the update schedule of events at cairn.edu/missionweek  Vibrant new art exhibit featuring the paintings of Dean Renwick Field, now on display in the Eastburn Gallery.

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