Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI

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

Tuition & Fees

$26,250

$26,250

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
16%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
37%
18-23
41%
12-17
3%
6-11
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
38%
12-17
24%
30-36
3%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,954
Declined + 565
Total Received 2,519
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Private (nonprofit)

1,504

undergraduate students

494

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 1253
ACT 2002

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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 1,998
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Grand Rapids, MI

132-acre campus in Grand Rapids (population: 198,829), approximately 2-1/2 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
16%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
37%
18-23
41%
12-17
3%
6-11
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
38%
12-17
24%
30-36
3%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
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 of some

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,954
Declined + 565
Total Received 2,519

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 787-9778
F: 616 222-1400
financial.aid@cornerstone.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Carol Carpenter
Director of Student Financial Services
carol.carpenter@cornerstone.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, football, indoor soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Aaron Sagraves (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,998

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

1,504
students

Female
63%
952

Male
37%
552

25%

494
students

Female
56%
275

Male
44%
219

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

1,020
students

Female
62%
623

Male
38%
397

33%

484
students

Female
68%
329

Male
32%
155

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
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
Director of Admissions
616 222-1426
admissions@cornerstone.edu

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