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- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB+
Cornerstone is an above-average private, non-denominational university located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,288 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cornerstone acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Theological and Ministerial Studies. Graduating 55% of students, Cornerstone alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
NAIA Division II
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Cornerstone University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Most Popular Majors
Theological and Ministerial Studies20 Graduates
Elementary Education15 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science15 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities15 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services15 Graduates
Human Services13 Graduates
Religious Vocations13 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.72 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
Cornerstone University Reviews
Cornerstone exemplifies the Christian culture. If you want a university focused on community and growing in Christ, then this is the place to go! The only downside is the small campus means there will be small classes. This may seem like a positive at first, but you will most likely run into scheduling difficulties at certain times. However, your academic advisors go out of their way to ensure you matter to them, and they are with you every step of the way! If you truly want to build a life that matter, attend Cornerstone University.
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!
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!