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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
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Cornerstone is a private, non-denominational university located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,260 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cornerstone acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 53% of students, Cornerstone alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
About Cornerstone University...
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
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$20,475/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,951/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,260Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
495
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • A christian who is reliable & wants a education
    57%
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Lame
    7%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Loving atmosphere and accepting of others.
    53%
  • College and Jesus that's about it
    34%
  • Exciting
    3%
  • Feasible for returning adult students
    3%
  • Strict
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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As an upcoming Sophomore, I can say that I am thrilled to be returning to CU! I absolutely loved my first year. From dorm and campus life to sports events and classes to chapel and downtown Grand Rapids, I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of my time there. True, the cafeteria did not always have the best food and most dorms are up there in age, BUT our new science building is incredible and more importantly, our professors are devoted to our success as individuals, professionals, and Christians. I highly encourage anyone seeking a higher education to check out Cornerstone University!
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There were so many good things I loved about Cornerstone for just being there one year! CU has a small environment that you see familiar faces daily. I feel the professors really care about me. I know I have created relationships that will last a lifetime. I am excited to build stronger relationships next year. I know my faith has grown so much. Being away from my family and developing what I believe is true for myself has been an awesome journey. I have learned to hear from God more. My year was far from perfect. I would describe my first year at Cornerstone overwhelming. The word overwhelming can be a bad thing but can also be a good thing. I learned to let go of many situations and let God. I learned God can turn any bad situation into a good one to bring Him. I am excited for years to come to learn more in the education setting, athletically, with relationships, and with my faith. I have learned so much so far and cannot wait to learn more. Highly recommend Cornerstone!
Cornerstone University is a good University to attend. As a Christian based University, the instructors really show that they care about their students. All departments from Student and Financial Advisors have been remarkable. I find the cirriculum and assignments to be highly enlightening and useful in the workforce. The assignments are manageable for a busy work and home life. I would highly recommend returning adults to utilize Cornerstone University if they are choosing a school to continue their education. I have had a veey positive and have been very successful at Cornerstone University and give them a high reccomendation. If you are looking to further your education, I suggest you call Cornerstone University. They offer in class and on- line classes for adult PGS students. Choose Cornerstone and I promise that you will not regret it.