Skip to Main Content
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

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
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Affordable fixed or variable rates
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Learn More
  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
  • Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
Learn More
  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,363Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • A christian who is reliable & wants a education
    54%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Lame
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Loving atmosphere and accepting of others.
    57%
  • College and Jesus that's about it
    36%
  • Exciting
    4%
  • Feasible for returning adult students
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
Colleges like Cornerstone University
More

Cornerstone University Reviews

642 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of Cornerstone University
Rate It!
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.
Cornerstone University is an awesome school for students that desire a more intimate class setting. The professors are very personable and welcoming. It is very easy to connect to other students, faculty, and staff because the class sizes are on the smaller spectrum. There are pros and cons, going to a private Christian college. The school has a lack of diversity, but the staff and faculty work hard to welcome in and embrace all cultures, so that the CU community can be rich in color, background, and tradition. God is prominent in the classroom, and every class begins with a prayer. Cornerstone provides a rigorous academic program for their students and incorporates many study abroad opportunities, creating a very well rounded experience for the students.