Cornerstone University

618 reviews
  1. Grand Rapids, MI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Cornerstone University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Address
1001 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Cornerstone University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
926-1188
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,534/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,377/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,450/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,274/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,753/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,962/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,481Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • A christian who is reliable & wants a education
    57%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Lame
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Loving atmosphere and accepting of others.
    56%
  • College and Jesus that's about it
    36%
  • Exciting
    4%
  • Feasible for returning adult students
    4%

After Cornerstone University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

618 reviews
  • Excellent
    119
  • Very Good
    259
  • Average
    204
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    14
Overall, the classes are all great. The professors are all kind and Christ-centered. They all model godly living and push us to do the same through interactions in the classroom setting. They are knowledgeable in both their professional subject areas and knowledge of the bible and Christian faith. It would be nice if more courses were offered during more times. It can be hard to schedule them all at convenient times. Class sizes are great! I love that they are fairly small and allow for more individualized learning and relationship building.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
I have not started classes at Cornerstone University yet, but the times I have visited my school were wonderful! I met many new people and learned about the different extra-curriculars I could get involved in. One of the unique things about Cornerstone is the freshman introductory program called Terra Firma, meaning "firm foundation" in latin. It is a program designed to get incoming freshmen the opportunitiy to get involved in community service in Grand Rapids, meet new people, and be exposed to potential career inspiration. Given another chance, I would still choose my school because the environment and educational methods and values are ones that I strongly believe I will benefit from. I am very much looking forward to my first year of experiences at Cornerstone!
  • College Freshman
  • June 22 2015
I have absolutely loved school so far. My experience could not be better and it has surpassed all of my expectations! I would most definitely choose my school again if I could do it all over. The atmosphere is great, so many loving and fun people, and a community that is Christ-centered. They did a fantastic job during the orientation getting us all to bond and have a lot of fun. I felt right at home immediately! That week was one of the best times I have had there, but the great experience went on throughout all the time I have spent there so far!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago