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Cornerstone University
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  • 4 Year
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

For the upcoming fall 2021 semester, Cornerstone will continue to follow guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Kent County Health Department. The university is not requiring the students, faculty or staff to be vaccinated or complete mandatory testing. Additionally, masks are optional for all individuals, and physical distancing is no longer in effect. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  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 B+
  12. Safety
    grade A

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Cornerstone is an above-average private, non-denominational university located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,020 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cornerstone acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 60% 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 Division II
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Cornerstone University Rankings

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CU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
950-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$19,923 / 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
$14,813 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 44 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 43 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,020 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
484
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • A christian who is reliable & wants a education
    59%
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 48 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Loving atmosphere and accepting of others.
    52%
  • College and Jesus that's about it
    36%
  • 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
60%
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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