1,755
Students
Financial aid thermometer
21,975
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
67
1844/2737
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Cornerstone University is a Comprehensive institution located in Grand Rapids, MI, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1001 East Beltline Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
United States
Contact Mrs. Lisa Link
Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@cornerstone.edu
Phone: 616-222-1426
Fax: 616-222-1418

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Pre-occupational Therapy Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Missionary Studies And Missiology Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,737
Applied
1,844
Accepted
1,755
Enrolled
67%
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Female Admissions

1,831
Females Applied
1,236
Females Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

906
Males Applied
608
Males Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.56
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Pastoral letter

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 573 470 590
SAT Math 555 450 570
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

24,500
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Fees

9,300
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

21,975
Avg. Financial Aid Package
22,748
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,392
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,154
Avg. Loan Aid
10,381
Avg. Grant Aid
17,455
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,755
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.13%
Black or African American 11.68%
White or Caucasian 76.52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.28%
Asian 1.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 0.57%

Gender

Male (38.23%)
Female (61.77%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 63%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Mudbowl and Mock Rock (lip sync contest)

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Student Education Association, Intramural Sports, Student Activities Council and International Justice Mission

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Bowling No Checkmark Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
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Softball Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Bowling No Checkmark Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
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Faculty

374
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 63
Part-time - 311
Male - 237
Female - 137