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Reviews 452 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Athletics: We have a basketball team, soccer team, tennis, golf, softball, and baseball, including a new baseball field.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: On the same road the school is located, there are tons of restaurants, a big Meijer, an imax theater, and many others places I don't know of. Downtown Grand Rapids isn't far away either.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Sadly, the focus on campus tends to be who is dating and who is not. If a guy and a girl eat at a table by themselves it is always discussed. Our two person tables are actually called "date tables".

College Junior

Diversity: As far as I know, LGBT students are welcomed into our community, but must understand that while we love them we do not approve of their sexuality and believe the Bible says it is wrong.

Because of the location of the school, most of the population is white. But we do have different races represented.

4 College Junior

Majors: As a Humanities major with a creative writing concentration, I have found that classes dealing with my concentration are generally very easy, but the Humanities classes I have to take tend to be harder.

3 College Junior

Majors: No offense, but you don't have to be that smart to get into this school. There are very bright people here, but admissions also lets in people who are just here because they don't know what to do with their life yet and their parents are paying for their education.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus, so am not eligible to review it.

4 College Junior

Facilities: We have a good library with study rooms, a student center always full of people, a cafe, a good cafeteria, dorms with lounges and fun traditions, and lots of places to just sit in the grass outside.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I have gotten financial, but not as much as I had hoped, although I am sure that is true of many schools. There are sadly hardly any scholarships for my major.

College Junior

Nightlife: Cornerstone is not a party school and drugs and alcohol are not allowed.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life at this school.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If you're a city person, then you'll love it. Personally I prefer to lots of grass and not a lot of people but there is an aspect of community that's rare for most big cities.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The student body is a great group of people. Of course, there are going to be some idiots just like every school, but most people are pretty willing to help you and because it's so expensive you don't get many people who screw around and cause problems because they have scholarships to uphold.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's an open campus so it's a little unnerving to think that any stranger off the street can wander into your class, but the dorm buildings require student ID cards to access. The worst thing I've ever heard of happening on campus was having your bike stolen or your car windows written on, but honestly it's a pretty safe campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Putting aside the fact that you're going to have student loans the rest of your life, Cornerstone is a pretty good school. It's nice to be held semi-accountable for your faith and have some people willing to push you to grow closer to God. But if you're not going into the ministry it probably isn't worth your money. Credits won't transfer so it's easier and cheaper to just go to a public university/community college. I've met some wonderful people and I wouldn't trade that for the world. I know this is where God's called me to go so I just have to be patient and trust that He'll work out the finances.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you can afford it, living on campus is a fun experience. You meet new friends and participate in a lot of cool activities. But even if you can't afford it, you have to live on campus, and the probability of getting the room or even the dorm you want is slim because of the jacked-up lottery system.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not an athlete but it's fun to go to the games! There's some healthy, fun rivalries with the other schools in our division and you can always find someone to hit up the squash courts or play beach volleyball with you.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are no sororities or fraternities at Cornerstone. The closest thing is Kappa Theta Gama (the drama department) and Mu Kappa (the organization for missionaries kids).

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's a Christian college so they're very intolerant of questionable behaviors. You're required to sign a contract saying you won't drink while enrolled (even if you're of age), or do any sort of drugs (including tobacco). There are strict policies regarding dorm visitation, each dorm has "open hours" when people of the opposite gender can come over, but with the door open, lights on, and everyone vertical. It's not bad and if you have a problem with it then don't sign the contract.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The best way to get financial aid is to physically go in to the office and talk to someone. Otherwise you'll probably get passed up on at least one or two options that could save you thousands. If you jump through the right hoops you can get some pretty good aid but you're still going to be paying off student loans for the rest of your life.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's not that there aren't places to live off campus because there are. It's that the university does everything it can to force you to stay on campus because that's where they get most of their money. It's cheaper to live off campus but you're only approved if you're living with your parents/legal guardians, or over 21. That means, if your parents aren't living in Grand Rapids, basically you can't live off campus until your senior year.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Since Cornerstone is in Grand Rapids, there are a lot of different options for eating out, however as a college student you probably can't afford most of them.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no greek life on our campus which I like!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I think that our school's strictness is appropriate for the type of school.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: We live close to downtown grand rapids which provides a lot of things to do (art prize, swing dancing) , and we are also near Knapp corner (movie theater, restaurants, Meijer)


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