Grand Rapids, MI
Cornerstone University


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

Choosing the right college is one of the most important things that a person can do in life. There is a strong temptation to ...

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

Choosing the right college is one of the most important things that a person can do in life. There is a strong temptation to just "go with the flow" and choose the college that is the most "hip" or that people you know have attended or do attend. But choosing a college for its superficial qualities is not the way to get the most out of your college experiance. Choose a college that fits your personality, beliefs, and goals. If you are a conservative Christian that wants a degree in Bible, don't go to Harvard. Likewise, if you are Buddhist looking to get a degree in nursing, don't go to my school, Cornerstone University, which has no nursing program. When you have found a school that looks like a possibility, don't just apply and wait to hear back- visit the school, talk to students and professors: find out as much as you can about the school before you make your final decision. And remember that finances are not the end all be all; many schools have good financial aid programs that can help you attend the school or your dreams.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The school is focused primarily on fields like Bible/Religion and journalism. Most other fields get less attention.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A non- or psuedo-Christian, or someone who drinks, smokes, or uses drug, or who plans to party through college. It is a fairly conservative Christian school and such things are banned.

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

The students and faculty at Cornerstone are very firendly and there are many activities to get involved in.

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

The students and faculty at Cornerstone are very firendly and there are many activities to get involved in.

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

The most important part for me on deciding on the right college, and what I found in Cornerstone, was student involvment in activities which build each other up. There are so many experiences and it's important to not waste time engaging in ones which will harm yourself or you will regret. Be yourself from the start and be honest with others. FInd a strong group of friends with the same values as yourself and keep each other accountable. Stay on top of your school work and even work ahead when you have time because you never know when something will happen and it piles up fast. Don't wait till the last minute becuase a lot of professors offer to look over papers or extra credit for turning papers in early. This is what I have learned so far from my two years axperience and I know I have much more to learn. Enjoy your experience and capture memories at every opportunity.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

We have many traditions which are always a blast.

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

I would say to besure you have visited the college and talk to professors, students and other staff there to really get a fee...

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

I would say to besure you have visited the college and talk to professors, students and other staff there to really get a feel for what the college is really about. Also, make sure you understand the morals and rules of the university, that way if you have any strong disagreements, then it won't be a surprise to you once you get there.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone looking to improve their relationship with other people and with God, while still learning and getting a good education.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The community at Cornerstone is excellent. It is small enough that everyone knows everyone but still allows you to have your close group of friends to encourage you as you continue your lifes journey.

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

Pursuing educating students with a Christian worldview.

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

Pursuing educating students with a Christian worldview.

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

Choose a college with great professors who will be able to help you out upon graduation. Make contacts!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Required chapel attendance cuts back on study time.

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

It is not worth the amount of money paid.

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

It is not worth the amount of money paid.

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

I would explore other options and not wait until the last minute to make a decision. I waited until the last minute to make my decision. so just try to explore options and make sure the student really goes to college for what they want to persue.

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

The atmosphere and the facilities. The facilities in the school are extremely old and needs an upgrade.

Christopher
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are both original and everything i love as well as unoriginal and everything i don't know how to react to.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are both original and everything i love as well as unoriginal and everything i don't know how to react to.

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

Know what you want to do, know who you are and what you like, and know what makes you happy. Chances are that will all change, but knowing that will help you find the right school for you. And apply to more than one school, we don't all get lucky like me.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag mostly about my friends and their talents. I have the most talented friends in the world.

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

Finding a college is always difficult because it's a new phase of life. There are many pricing issues I have with my school,...

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

Finding a college is always difficult because it's a new phase of life. There are many pricing issues I have with my school, but at the end of the day, I enjoy the environment and am being successfully prepared for my career. It's not perfect, but then again, no college is perfect. Finding one where you enjoy the environment and will be prepared for your career are the most important aspects. Also, don't be decieved by the admissions team. Their job is to make things look flawless, but most of the time the only time they're caught walking around campus is when they're giving tours. So how in the world can they expect to tell prospective students about the "real" campus. It's fake. Instead, I highly suggest you talk with a variety of students and take all their views of the college in perspective. Look for bits and peices about each students views that match yours. Don't cross off students with bad attitudes about the campus, because that could be you soon enough. Take their advice seriously. They're better witnesses than the admissions councelors.

What's unique about your campus?

The newspaper, The Herald.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

They over charge for things they shouldn't charge for.

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

I would encourage parents and students to visit colleges they are interested in, and attend one in which the students seem to...

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

I would encourage parents and students to visit colleges they are interested in, and attend one in which the students seem to love the school they are going to and are having a great experience. Chances are, if the students seem to love their school, you will too. It is also important to take into consideration the degree in which you want to study, if the school has that program, and if it is well known and recognized. Religious affiliation was a big factor for me, but isn't a factor at all for some students. I wanted to go to a school that taught what I believed, but also presented me with other views I could learn about. I knew by going to that school that I would be supported and uplifted in my Christianity, and not persecuted. I could learn about my field of study through a Christian worldview. I would encourage parents and students to take religious affiliation into consideration. In order to make the most out of his/her college experience, I would encourage the student to always have a good attitude, and persevere in school academically, socially, and emotionally throughout his/her college years.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That quite a few students have bad attitudes about the school and about the rules. Most still follow them, but complain often. There is never a bad attitude presented on a prospective visit day, so it was surprising to hear negativity about the school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who loves the Lord, and wants a Christian education should attend Cornerstone. It should also be someone with a great attitude and a willingness to work for their degree.

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

You'll make good friends anywhere you go. Choose a school that fits your best academically and socially.

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

You'll make good friends anywhere you go. Choose a school that fits your best academically and socially.

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