Tuition & Fees

$26,860

$26,860

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
33%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
200-299
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
45%
400-499
44%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
32%
18-23
47%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
50%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
25

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,648
Declined + 746
Total Received 2,394
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Private (nonprofit)

2,152

undergraduate students

618

graduate students

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School Facts

Cornerstone University, founded in 1941, is a private university. Its 130-acre campus is located less than five miles northeast of downtown Grand Rapids.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,770
Established in 1941
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Nondenominational Christian
Accredited by •  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Grand Rapids, MI

132-acre campus in Grand Rapids (population: 192,294), approximately 2.5 hours from Detroit, three hours from Chicago; branch campuses in Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Zeeland. Served by air, bus, and train.

Cornerstone University
1001 East Beltline Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
20%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
33%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
200-299
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
45%
400-499
44%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
32%
18-23
47%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
50%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,648
Declined + 746
Total Received 2,394

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

Important

Recommendations

Considered

Class rank
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lisa Link
Executive Director of Enrollment
P: 800 787-9778
F: 616 222-1418
admissions@cornerstone.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,168,839
State $1,118,591
Institutional $10,206,016
Other external $236,206
Total $13,729,652

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $2,096,951
Other external $31,042
Total $2,127,993

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Mascot
Golden Eagles
School colors
gold and navy
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Ancient Studies
Audio Production
Bible/Biblical Languages
Bible/Intercultural Studies
Bible/Ministry
Bible/Preaching
Biblical Studies
Biology
Biology/Secondary Education
Business Administration
Business Studies
Child/Adolescent Services
Christian Formation
Communication Studies/Broadcast Communication
Communication Studies/Strategic Communication
Communication/Secondary
Communication/Secondary Education
Community Health
Comprehensive Elementary Education
Computer Information Systems
Counseling
Creative Writing
Digital Media
Divinity
Early Childhood
Economics
Education Leadership
Education Technology
Education/Curriculum
Education/Endorsements
Elementary Education
English Secondary Education
Environmental Biology
Exercise Science/Cardiac Rehabilitation
Exercise Science/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
Film/Video Production
Finance
General Studies
Health Communication
Health Sciences/Pre-Dental
Health Sciences/Pre-Medical
Health Sciences/Pre-Pharmacy
Health Sciences/Pre-Veterinary
History
History/Secondary Education
Human Services
Instrumental Performance
Integrated Comprehensive Science/Secondary
Integrated Science/Elementary Education
Integrated Science/Secondary
Intercultural Studies
Intercultural Studies/Missions
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Journalism/Broadcast Reporting/Producing
Journalism/Business Reporting
Journalism/Editing/Publishing
Journalism/Health Science Reporting
Journalism/News Reporting
Journalism/Sports Reporting
Language Arts/Elementary
Learning Disabilities/Elementary Education
Learning Disabilities/Secondary Education
Linguistics
Literature
Management
Marketing
Marriage/Family Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Ministry Leadership
Ministry/Pastoral Ministry
Ministry/Urban Ministry
Ministry/Youth Ministry
Missions Aviation
Music
Music Education/Instrumental
Music Education/Secondary Education
Music Education/Therapy
Music/Performance
Music/Worship Arts
Nonprofit Administration
Performance
Performance/Contemporary Christian Music
Performance/Guitar
Performance/Percussion
Performance/Piano
Performance/Voice
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education/K-12
Piano Performance
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Relations
Social Studies/Elementary
Social Studies/Secondary Education
Social Work
Spanish
Spanish/Elementary
Spanish/Secondary Education
Sports Management
Teacher English/Secondary
Teaching English as a Second Language
Theology
Voice Performance
Worship Arts
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Undergraduate

78%

2,152
students

Female
60%
1,301

Male
40%
851

Graduate

22%

618
students

Female
47%
291

Male
53%
327

undergraduateFull-time

68%

1,481
students

Female
60%
881

Male
40%
600

undergraduatePart-time

32%

671
students

Female
63%
420

Male
37%
251

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

30

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
South Korea
The Netherlands
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Chaz Oswald
Admissions Counselor
616 949-5300
admissions@cornerstone.edu

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