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Cornerstone University

1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI

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Cornerstone University, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Grand Rapids, MI, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The Interdenominational affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Nearly 2,900 students enroll at Cornerstone University per year.

Students may select from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions at Cornerstone University. A score in a range of 1497 - 1844 on the SAT, or 21 - 27 for the ACT is common among accepted students. 63% of students that apply are accepted to Cornerstone University, of which 26% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at cornerstone.edu.

The cost of tuition is close to $25,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Cornerstone University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Cornerstone University "Golden Eagles" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Cornerstone University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Cornerstone University is around 2,600 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 79% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $26,000-$31,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $980-$1,200 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $10,000, the cost includes eighteen meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$17,189
Receiving Student Loans90%$8,794
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Cornerstone University may provide services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Cornerstone University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2001)
  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2002)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Cornerstone University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Cornerstone University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Education

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Cornerstone University for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    72.98%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    20:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    12

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $19,411