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Cornerstone University
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  • 4 Year
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

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Cornerstone is a private, Christian university located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,132 undergraduate students. The Cornerstone acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 59% of students, Cornerstone alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.

About

1001 E BELTLINE AVE NE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49525
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Cornerstone University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

CU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
970-1220
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,780 / 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
$16,518 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 39 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 52 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 51 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,132 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
375
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • A christian who is reliable & wants a education
    60%
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Loving servants
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • white
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 56 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Loving atmosphere and accepting of others.
    49%
  • College and Jesus that's about it
    32%
  • A loving and serving community
    5%
  • Strict
    5%
  • Exciting
    2%
  • Feasible for returning adult students
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 32 responses

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