Cornerstone University

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1001 E. Beltline NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: (616) 949-5300
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Cornerstone University is a private institution that was founded in 1941. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,238, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 119 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cornerstone University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $24,168 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Cornerstone University is a theologically conservative institution of Christian higher education that enables individuals to apply unchanging biblical principles in a rapidly changing world. The University's general education core curriculum is built upon four sets of learning objectives: Civitas, worldview, leadership and information literacy.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1941
Religious affiliation Evangelical
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $6,386,838


When applying to Cornerstone University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Cornerstone University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Cornerstone University is 21:1, and the school has 47.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cornerstone University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Theology and Religious Vocations; Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 24%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42%
Education 12%
Theology and Religious Vocations 11%
Psychology 3%
Visual and Performing Arts 2%

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Student Life

Cornerstone University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,238, with a gender distribution of 40.3 percent male students and 59.7 percent female students. Cornerstone University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,858
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Cornerstone University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Cornerstone University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Cornerstone University, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Cornerstone University.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Cornerstone University, 84.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,649.

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Tuition and fees $24,168 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,910 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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