Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Cornerstone University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Life on campus is rooted in the college’s Cornerstone Virtue Project, which guides students in the exploration of virtue throughout chapel services, study abroad programs, and their daily courses. The undergraduate program at Cornerstone features the LIFEPATH program, which is divided into four sequential parts: discovering who you are, focusing on your interests, integrating knowledge and experience, and achieving your goals.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Interdenominational
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
20%
95%
Submitting ACT
7%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1033
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,447
Total Number of Undergrads
1,856
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
54%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
25%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,505
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,520
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,520
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,030
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,266
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,612
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,190

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
93%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,023
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,468
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
15
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
63%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Golden Eagles
School Colors
Gold/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
80%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
A great theologically-based undergraduate institution. You really get to make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Samantha from Grand Rapids, MI
Cornerstone is a great university. Specifically, almost all the professors in this college love to spend time with their students. Even though I am only a freshman, I have already had detailed discussions with nearly all of my professors and even with the president of the university.
Elijah from Grand Rapids, MI
Cornerstone gets a 9 out 10 from me because I found my place here. I know this is where God has called me and the students here are very friendly and interesting. The school is diverse and have professors that cares about their students' success.
Shylia from Milwaukee, WI

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