Why Cairn?

Walk a different path is more than just our tagline.

Students choose Cairn University because we do things differently here. We work from a different set of convictions and hold each other to a higher standard. We believe college shouldn’t only prepare students for what they will do. It should prepare them for who they will be.

Faith and Truth Do Matter

 

We want our students to live an intentional life of obedient service to Christ. Students are led and inspired by professors who take biblical integration seriously.

Watch Katrina's story

Katrina knew she would learn about the Bible in her Bible classes, but was surprised how deeply integrated God’s Word was through all of her course work at Cairn.

Faith and Truth Do MatterWe want our students to live an intentional life of obedient service to Christ. Students are led and inspired by professors who take biblical integration seriously.

Watch Katrina's story

Katrina knew she would learn about the Bible in her Bible classes, but was surprised how deeply integrated God’s Word was through all of her course work at Cairn.

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60+ academic programs

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Watch George's story

George knows that an education isn’t worth much if it doesn’t make a lasting impact in your life. 

$15,000 in merit scholarships available for each student 85% of students receive aid

An Education Should Have ValueAt Cairn students receive an affordable education built around a core of biblical values and truth.

stat-students

60+ academic programs

94% employed 1 year after graduation

An Education Should Have ValueAt Cairn students receive an affordable education built around a core of biblical values and truth.

Watch George's story


George knows that an education isn’t worth much if it doesn’t make a lasting impact in your life. 

$15,000 in merit scholarships available for each student

85% of students receive aid

94% employed 1 year after graduation

  • 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 Psychology
  • 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 Business 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 Worship & 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 Business 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 Youth 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 Business 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 B.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 B.S. in Bible & M.S.Ed. (Elementary/Early Childhood Education)
  • At Cairn, my eyes have been opened to a new way of learning, one that focuses not on passing a test, but on building new information into your character.  More than anywhere else I visited, this University is vibrant and passionate about translating faith in the mind to faith in action.

    Megan Strait ’17 Music Education

Community Happens Here

We believe the university experience is more than taking classes together. Our students learn together, serve together, and grow together.

Watch Tim's story

Tim has become a part of a community who truly cares about him and wants to help him grow in his studies and in his walk with Christ.

Over 50 student organizations, athletic teams, and music groups26 countries representedEach student serves a minimum of 3 hours weekly20 minutes from Philadelphia

Learning Should Inspire ServingStudents are prepared for a lifestyle of service in the church, to the community, and around the world.

 

Breana’s professors are encouraging her to use her passion for food and her business studies to help people in need. Watch Breanna's story

Community Happens Here

We believe the university experience is more than taking classes together. Our students learn together, serve together, and grow together.

Watch Tim's story

Tim has become a part of a community who truly cares about him and wants to help him grow in his studies and in his walk with Christ.

Over 50 student organizations, athletic teams, and music groups26 countries representedEach student serves a minimum of 3 hours weekly20 minutes from Philadelphia

Learning Should Inspire ServingStudents are prepared for a lifestyle of service in the church, to the community, and around the world.

Watch Breanna's story


Breana’s professors are encouraging her to use her passion for food and her business studies to help people in need.

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