B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Cornerstone University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Address
1001 E. Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Cornerstone 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
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1130
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$19,900/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,751/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,669/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,902/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,842/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,546/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,486Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • A christian who is reliable & wants a education
    55%
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Lame
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Loving atmosphere and accepting of others.
    54%
  • College and Jesus that's about it
    38%
  • Exciting
    4%
  • Feasible for returning adult students
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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I absolutely love Cornerstone University. The school has created an amazing environment for growth as an individual, as a follower of Jesus Christ, and as a young professional. The faculty and at the school is phenomenal, personal, and individually invested in each student! The approachability of the leadership is one of the aspects of CU that sets it apart. Students have a great opportunity to enter into mentoring relationships with many of the faculty and staff, and are given the ability to truly shape the campus and culture of CU.
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Cornerstone University is a super well rounded school! It has small classrooms which allow you to get to know your classmates very well and your professor. The professors are amazing at answering questions, setting up meetings, and caring about your success in all aspects of life.
Overall, the classes are all great. The professors are all kind and Christ-centered. They all model godly living and push us to do the same through interactions in the classroom setting. They are knowledgeable in both their professional subject areas and knowledge of the bible and Christian faith. It would be nice if more courses were offered during more times. It can be hard to schedule them all at convenient times. Class sizes are great! I love that they are fairly small and allow for more individualized learning and relationship building.