YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 515 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

{{ error }}
close
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My college decision was very spur-of-the-moment, but Cornerstone was accommodating and welcoming of me in my situation. Despite a somewhat difficult adjustment, I had a great freshman year at Cornerstone. The people are welcoming and friendly and the school forms its own community.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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!

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: No parking and not very safe.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of options, but pretty expensive for poor college students.

1 College Junior

Administration: Absolutely terrible environment for young people to find themselves. No privacy, too many rules and NEVER ANY PARKING EVER

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: The process takes longer than it should and there is not enough aid for the amount of money the school costs.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Its not the worst, but its not not good at all. Very limited options and not enough variety, making it sub par. The school has a ton of money but they don't have any options and the food closes at 7 making it impossible to have a decent meal after work.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Money should be spent on housing, rather than other amenities.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of places to go along the Beltline. My favorite is a coffee shop just down the road. It's a little pricey, but if you're just getting a cup of coffee it's fine. They also offer student discounts. There's a pizza shop right next to campus that has really good food and good discounts. There's also a ton downtown and it's not too far away.

3 College Freshman

Administration: For a Christian college, I think Cornerstone is pretty lenient. Every student has to write a testimony explaining how and why they accepted Christ, which is basically the cornerstone (no pun intended) for their time at the school. When a student is enrolled, they agree to not drink while school is in session, even if they are over 21 (it still happens, but underage drinking is more strictly enforced and alcohol on campus is usually monitored). There are also strict visitation hours for each dorm, usually only two nights a week except for the apartments. Many people are frustrated by this rule, but the lounges in each dorm are usually open for visitation for long hours.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships were a little confusing, but the financial staff was helpful in explaining things and getting things taken care of. They emailed the student body promptly about institutional scholarships in the winter, and have a page on their website of available outside scholarships. Overall, scholarships were the least difficult part of Cornerstone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: While there might not be a ton of variety, I think food service does the best they can to feed a lot of people. If I didn't like the main choices I could always make a salad or sandwich. They usually kept the food pretty fresh (I heard some instances of food poisoning, but it wasn't widespread and I never encountered it). I really like the grab and go option because there were a lot of times last semester where I couldn't stop in the cafeteria. My one real complaint about meals is they don't roll over into the next week and you're not reimbursed for the meals you don't eat (although this is true for most colleges).

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Pickitt hall this past year, which was community-style with three to a dorm. I had two roommates first semester, and though it seemed a little cramped, we never ran into space issues. The community bathrooms were kept fairly clean. The atmosphere of Pickitt is definitely more suited to outgoing people, so I felt I really didn't fit in. I wanted a quieter atmosphere where I could study. Everyone was really friendly, however, and most of my friends lived in Pickitt so it was easy to go hang out with them. Pickitt is a very open, welcoming place to live, and is probably better suited for freshman who want to get to know their classmates.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am on the track team and we don't have a track to use. it kind of sucks everyday at practice not having facilities. but i know the baseball team has great facilities so i can't say that overall the facilities are bad.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I think there are a variety of places, but you can also go to the normal chain restaurants if you want as well.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I think there are parties on campus, but i haven't been to any and i dont want to. i think you can avoid them if you don't want to be apart of the party scene. i think they're rare compared to public schools.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think that being at a Christian university, things will be more strict that they are at a public school. I don't have too many complaints about the strictness. i don't like class attendance policies though. I think we shouldn't be marked down for not going.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I know that feeding so many people is hard, but we don't have much variety. I wish there were more fruit options.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I often felt out of place at this school and like I didn't belong.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: most of the professors were awesome, but I had a few professors/adjuncts that were knew and didn't know what they were doing. I feel like I didn't get as much out of my experience that I could have in their classes.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Cornerstone University is great for some people, but I just didn't fit. I discovered that I was far more liberal and more accepting of "non christian" values and often felt out of place among my peers. All but a few of the administration often ignored me seeing me as only a number and it didn't help that once they cut my program it was like it had never existed.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Athletics: They are obsessed with athletics. They even cut stuff for them.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I prefer living off campus! Feel more free.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Better than being on campus all the time!

3 College Senior

Administration: I only felt respected and liked by a few admins.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Students Often Come From

Student Author Overview

No summaries have been written about this school yet. If you are a student at this school, you should take the college student survey.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Cornerstone University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!