Tuition & Fees

$27,520

$27,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
26%
500-599
37%
400-499
26%
600-699
32%
500-599
21%
400-499
42%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
16%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
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
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
50%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,837
Declined + 2,058
Total Received 3,895
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Private (nonprofit)

1,856

undergraduate students

591

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 2,447
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: 196,445), 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
18%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
26%
500-599
37%
400-499
26%
600-699
32%
500-599
21%
400-499
42%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
16%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
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
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
50%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,837
Declined + 2,058
Total Received 3,895

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Considered

Class rank
Recommendations
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 $1,763,968
State $1,156,448
Institutional $10,482,143
Other external $240,594
Total $13,643,153

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $2,540,104
Other external $84,621
Total $2,624,725

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
Vegas gold and navy
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
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
Environmental Biology/Naturalist
Environmental Biology/Water Resources
Environmental Biology/Wildlife
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
Health Services
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
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

76%

1,856
students

Female
61%
1,125

Male
39%
731

Graduate

24%

591
students

Female
53%
311

Male
47%
280

undergraduateFull-time

73%

1,363
students

Female
61%
821

Male
39%
542

undergraduatePart-time

27%

493
students

Female
62%
304

Male
38%
189

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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) Required of All
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

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

Dave Emerson
Admissions Counselor
616 949-5300
admissions@cornerstone.edu

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