About Cornerstone University

Founded in 1941, Cornerstone University. is a Private college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,856 full time undergraduate students, and 591 full time graduate students.

The Cornerstone University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 62 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Cornerstone University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate63%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range870-1130
ACT Range18-25

Admissions at CU are considered Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Cornerstone University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
56%
“We know about current events and vote”
44%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
81%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
6%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
69%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
38%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
63%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
56%
“We know about current events and vote”
44%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
81%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
6%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
69%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
38%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
63%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Cornerstone University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    91 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    63 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    96 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    96 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    96 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    96 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    96 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    96 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Cornerstone University?

23 Students rated Cornerstone University

Kate - 12/04/2021

Cornerstone University set the bar high in my opinion for colleges. My professors and cohorts have always been encouraging, helpful, and kind. This university is faith-based and the curriculum directly reflects these beliefs. What a breath of fresh air! Attending this college online is incredibly simple as they mail you any books or materials you may need. The adult program is one class at a time for approximately 5 weeks. It’s perfect for full time working students. I highly recommend Cornerstone University!!

Cristine - 08/06/2020

While no university is perfect by everyone's standards, I can say this university strives to create a great, safe learning atmosphere that is sensitive to students' needs. All my professors have gone above and beyond what is expected of them to be responsive to me as a student, and as a person. Highly recommended school!

Rachel

Cornerstone University is an incredibly safe campus with a deeply Christian core. Here, I am able to not only learn and pursue a degree, but grow my faith as well. The opportunities Cornerstone provides are vast, ranging from available professors, to internship opportunities, study abroad options, and a wide network of post college jobs. The campus is fun and clean, there's always students around who are willing to help answer any questions. Both students and faculty are friendly and kind, making campus a great place to live and continue to grow in a relationship with Christ. Though the food may not be the best, and we have our fair share of maintenance problems in the dorms, the nonexistent crime rate and ability to leave a laptop in a common area for hours on end without a worry makes well makes up for any problems. Overall, Cornerstone has some of the nicest people I have ever met, great chapel services and academics, and a truly Christ-centered education that delivers exactly what they promise in their motto, a life that matters.

Jazmin

When I visited Cornerstone the campus was beautiful. They had a lot of activities that I never knew were taught at college like survival skills. They had amazing facilities and equipment. They also had an awesome media communications program but they did not have my major. Cornerstone is a private Christian university just like my high school so it would be the same feel.

Cornerstone University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Cornerstone University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Cornerstone University is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself not to push myself so hard my freshman year. College really is different than High school and it takes time to make the adjustment. You can't skate through classes and still expect A's.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    What I would consider the worst thing about my school is how long our winter break is. I live with more than two hundred people in my dorm, and now I am back with just my family. It may sound silly but that is the only thing I do not like about my school. I loved my classes and my friends at Cornerstone. I cannot wait for my new classes to start and try my best. Most people can?t wait for break, but most of us are begging to go back home, to Cornerstone!

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Cornerstone University is a lively university that offers a lot fantastic activities, has an amazing faculty, a president that truly cares about the students, and a great Christian community, along with great classes that get the student involved.

    Read all  27 answers
  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I would say the best thing about my school would be the religious foundation it really helps you build for the future. They make it easy to get used to and really make it feel they dont force Chapels or any event on you.

    Read all  26 answers
  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is focused on their schoolwork, and is looking for a positive Christian community to support them.

    Read all  25 answers
  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    If I could speak to my high school self, I would tell myself to enjoy the process more. Life just kinda falls into place, so you plan the best you can, but you also can't worry when things don't work out how they were "supposed to." A change in priorities or direction is not a bad thing. In fact, it can sometimes be a door opening to something you never could have imagined. Had it not been for "interruptions" in my plan, I would not be as strong or insiteful as I am today.

    Read all  24 answers
  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The professors are extremely interested in their students's lives. I never feel like they're there just because it's a job. They are there for students to help them if they need it, and they really want to help them be the best people they can be.

    Read all  24 answers
  9. Describe the students at your school.

    They are very respectful and come from varying backgrounds and are willing to get to know everyone.

    Read all  23 answers
  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If the person isn't a Christian and doesn't desire to have a relationship with God. Also, if the person is someone that likes to party and drink a lot then Cornerstone isn't a school for them.

    Read all  20 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Cornerstone is know for its' Christian Contemorary Music degree and the faith-based circulum.

    Read all  19 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    As a student attendig Cornerstone University the most frustrating thing is at the through out the day we learn so much about the field of study we are going into but we are aslo learning so much about God and Jesus Christ. When these two fields of interest get compiled into our brains all in one day it sometimes seems impossible to comprehend all the material at one time. Having such an astounding environment helps tremendously to balance the overload of such powerful and useful information.Ultimatley, it is up to the student to find the balance between the two.

    Read all  16 answers
  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The unique aspect about my school is that it's Christian college that is central around Jesus Christ. It also is a bigger version of the high school I attended: Eastbrook Academy.

    Read all  15 answers

Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

1,856

Total Undergrad Enrollment

591

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

8

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

32%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Cornerstone University receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 93% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,860

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$8,810

Room and Board

36,670

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,751
$30 - $48K
$14,669
$48 - $75K
$17,902
$75 - $110K
$20,842
$110K & UP
$23,546

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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