Cornerstone University

1001 East Beltline Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, United States
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Overview of Cornerstone University

About this school

Cornerstone, founded in 1941 as Grand Rapids Baptist College and Seminary, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 132-acre campus is located in Grand Rapids.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,755
    • Men:671 (38.2%)
    • Women:1,084 (61.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Cornerstone University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1001 East Beltline Avenue, NE
City, State, Zip
Grand Rapids, MI  49525-5897
Phone
(616) 222-1426
Fax
(616) 222-1540
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Pastoral letter required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 2,737 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 1,831 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 906 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
330 (18%) of 1,844 admitted students enrolled
Women
204 (17%) of 1,236 admitted students enrolled
Men
126 (21%) of 608 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 And Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
555 average |450-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
59%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
573 average |470-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,500 (66.62678124660067%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,300 (25.29098226911781%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (2.1755683672359405%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,172 (5.906668117045578%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Cornerstone University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002266
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
258 (92.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
230 (89.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
230 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (15.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$22,748
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 230 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,753
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 198 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,529
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 24 (10.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
49 (17.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,755

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
904 (86.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
841 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
840 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
110 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$21,975
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 839 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,455
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 735 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,955
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 68 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
209 (19.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,381

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,729
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$941

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


63

Part-Time Faculty


311

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


11%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
347,353

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
43
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Cornerstone University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


36.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Finance, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Theology and religious vocations, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • English as a Second Language

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


192,294

Nearest Metropolitan Area


132 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Grand Rapids

Weather


Temperature
14.7 average low in January, 78.7 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids
Nearest Bus Station
Grand Rapids
Nearest Train Station
Grand Rapids

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


63% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


37%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Golden Eagles
School Colors
Navy and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Cornerstone University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student government, student education association, intramural sports, student activities council, international justice mission

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,260

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,755
Women
1,084
Men
671

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 12.1% Black/African-American
  • 5.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.5% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


3.7% from 30 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


606

Student Resources

Study resources