Cornerstone University

625 reviews
  1. Grand Rapids, MI
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 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 13 responses
Report
  • A christian who is reliable & wants a education
    54%
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Lame
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Loving atmosphere and accepting of others.
    54%
  • College and Jesus that's about it
    31%
  • Exciting
    8%
  • Feasible for returning adult students
    8%

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%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

625 reviews
  • Excellent
    115
  • Very Good
    258
  • Average
    204
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    14
The first time I stepped on campus, I felt like I was at home. Everyone is so amazing here and I can connect with others through my faith in Jesus.
  • Freshman
  • 8 hours ago
Cornerstone isn't for everyone. I understand that. But, for those who are invested in learning and growing spiritually, it is a great place to do that. Since I started going here, I noticed need for change on campus. Since then, I've applied myself wherever I can in order to help make these changes. The university puts so much in the hands of the students, so I've been able to see noticeable, positive change in the community. If you put in the effort, staff and faculty can see that and will reward you with responsibility.
  • College Senior
  • 3 days ago
Cornerstone is the best. Our president, Joe Stowell is amazing and very loving. The atmosphere is great, and I have already made lifelong friends.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 days ago