Grand Rapids, MI
Cornerstone University


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

Cornerstone is a vibrant community that seeks Christ in educational, vocational, and relational endeavors.

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

Cornerstone is a vibrant community that seeks Christ in educational, vocational, and relational endeavors.

Describe the students at your school.

The students at Cornerstone are warm, friendly, and always willing to help.

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

I would tell myself not to limit myself to a few colleges and not to make the decision quickly. Colleges are like jeans: Some of them look great when you see them, but when you try it out, it really is not your "fit." Make sure to visit more than a few times, meet with students, faculty, and advisors, and even stay overnight in the dorms to get the true feel of what the college is like. A college search should be thorough, not just scrolling through their "fast facts" pages on their websites. Then you will be sure to find the right college for you!

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

I would tell myself to save as much money as I possibly can because going to college full time and working two part-time jobs...

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

I would tell myself to save as much money as I possibly can because going to college full time and working two part-time jobs can get frustrating quickly. Especially when they are in two different cities. I work in Grand Rapids during the week and I drive home every other weekend and work in Jackson. My social life is nonexistent and my studying and homework take up all my extra time. I know in High School I thought it was a waste of my time sitting home on weekends doing scholarships. But I did do them and they paid for my first year. I only wish I would have done more my Freshman year because now I'm working to pick up the difference. I would also tell myself to visit multiple schools and not pick the first one you visit. Colleges hype up visiting days and give the prespective students an unrealistic view of what campus life really is. Research the school and find out if the courses are available for your intended major. Otherwise you will be changing majors as I did from Pre-med to Education. The closest Cornerstone got to Pre-med was Biology.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the size of my school. I like the fact that it is community centered. It has a lot of fun events going on such as Powderpuff football, Mudbowl, Dancing with the Sections and many other great activities. We have a zero alcohol policy on campus and the students never use drugs or drink to have a good time.

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

It's money hungry and fake. Spending 2 million dollars on a Chapel that our school doesn't really need will not exemplify Christ teachings that the school stands behind. Being known as a Christian school with and myself being the President of a pro life group, I ran into every obstacle possible put there by the school trying to get this organization going. The students are selfish and fake in their worship. If you come to Cornerstone looking to deepen your walk and relationship with God, you are going to be very disappointed. Academically it is excellent.

Brenna
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Cornerstone teaches students how to make a difference in the world around them, but they also provide students with the means...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Cornerstone teaches students how to make a difference in the world around them, but they also provide students with the means to make a difference while in school. Over orientation week, the freshmen packed thousands of meals with Feed My Starving Children. Every sport has a "Night of Nets" where money is donated to send bednets to countries suffereing from malaria. As part of the freshmen program, students are involved in some sort of community service. There are so many opportunities to be involved and to put what is being taught into action.

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

Brenna, just breathe. Relax and don't get yourself so worked up. I know you're stressed and don't feel ready to grow up and get on with life, but believe it or not, you are going to absolutely love it. In the first two weeks of school, you're going to spend everyday there, even the days you don't have to go in, just so you can spend time with everyone there. The transition is going to be easier than you're building it up to be and before you know it, you're going to be in such a schedule, you can't imagine going back to your high school days. If the next 3 1/2 years are anyting like this year has been, you're in for some of the best years of your life. Just don't stress, don't work yourself up, and feeling like your life is over is nothing to worry about because in reality, the next chapter of your life is just beginning. It may seem terrifying, but buckle up, because you're in for an adventure, and one you're going to cherish forever.

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

It took me forever to think of a responce, which shows just how incredible the school is. The worst thing has nothing to do with the running of the school, but rather with the students. Most students are insanely friendly; you smile and say hi to almost everyone you pass on the sidewalk and the community is just fantastic. There are a few students who have negative attitudes and complain about EVERYTHING and it really brings the mood down, though taking a quick walk around campus and talking to almost anyone else will bring the positive atmosphere back.

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

Dear Reader, College students spend four years of classes with professors we may or may not like, classmates we m...

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

Dear Reader, College students spend four years of classes with professors we may or may not like, classmates we may or may not come to know, and material that will sometimes overwhelm us. Study what you love. College life is doable: you find your strengths, ablities, and limits. It's okay to work within limits you already know. It is good to celebrate your strengths. We can seek help; we can continue to learn to help others. There's a chance we'll meet best friends, but don't stress about meeting them the first day; some will find them, some won't. College stretches, but also fills. Don't just become what you will be, also spend your years being what you already are. This is a chance to start over, but you carry all of yourself with you when you step onto a college campus. It is our chance to look backwards, but remember you can't write a second draft of the past. We can revise our life-styles now: don't waste it. Live today fully while preparing for tomorrow. Work hard. Relax. Miss home. Find home. Love with all you are. You'll be okay.

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

As a whole, Cornerstone strongly encourages mental, emotional, and physical health. I wish I had known how well the resources were in place: RAs who were kind enough to talk, a gym that I could work out in, and professors with whom I could speak. Another thing I wish I had known was that I had known that I couldn't meet everyone's needs. As I looked around, I wanted to help everyone, even when I felt I couldn't.

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

Cornerstone holds avariety of opinions in the Bible department. With little emphasis on faith, a student can feel bogged down in acadamia of the Bible without an emphasis on the Spirit's activities in today's world.

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

Cornerstone is a university dedicated to helping its students grow academically as well as spiritually in a specifically chos...

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

Cornerstone is a university dedicated to helping its students grow academically as well as spiritually in a specifically chosen fellowship of students and teachers.

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

Enjoy this moment in your life, just as it is. Make it count and do something with the time that you have, because all too late you will realize that nothing will ever be the same again. You will never have the opportunities that you have again, so take them. You will never have the expiriences that you have again, so enjoy them. Your relationships will never be the same again, so savour them. Take each second that you have, and live it. Most of all, do to one as you wish you could do to or for all. Be the friend you wish everyone could have. Help the people who are around you, and even step outside of your comfort zone to meet someone in theirs. Live the life that you've been given, because it's only yours to live and it'll be gone before you know it.

Shylia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its academics and Christ centered education.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its academics and Christ centered education.

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.

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

I will tell myself to take the SAT early. I would tell myself in order to get ahead in Psychology I should take General Psychology earlier so I can study Adnormal Psychology my Freshman year.

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

I would say go out and be risky. The only way to get out of your comfort zone is to take risks. Meeting new people and being ...

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

I would say go out and be risky. The only way to get out of your comfort zone is to take risks. Meeting new people and being in a new enviornment is not an easy thing but if you step out and see what is out there, you will find so many things that you never knew exsisited. You meet new friends that you know will always be there for you. That is what I would tell myself.

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

Well I am starting school in the fall so I dont really know yet.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Students that want to have a Christian atmosphere and who like small campuses. Anyone who wants to have a good atmosphere where they know they will get a good education.

ashley
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The most unique things about Cornerstone is the fact that they care about our walk with God and our faith. It is actually req...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The most unique things about Cornerstone is the fact that they care about our walk with God and our faith. It is actually required to complete 25 chapels a semester, and it's also required for us to graduate with an internship. I cant wait til I have an internship at a counseling organization! To get a feel of what it's like to be a counselor. I can't wait! I've wanted to be a counselor ever since I was 15 years old.

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

Looking back now to high school me, I would tell her that planning and determination is everything. I've always had the passion for what I want to do, but so far that hasn't gotten me in the best position academically without the motivation or dedication to back it up. All thats gotten me is dissappointment from my advisors. Although, my advisors still seem to believe in me, so that has influenced me to believe in myself more than I have. Knowing what I know now, I would tell high school Ashley to focus on the future and dont let depression or your family get to you. I am who I am through those mistakes though, and I am who I am from my hardships with my family. I believe that is why I will be a great marriage and family counselor, I can do this! I havent been awarded any scholarships yet this semester, and I would strongly appreciate it if I got just one! Thank you for looking this over and considering me.

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

I feel that the worst thing at this school would be the fact that I dont feel like I can ask anyone for much help. I'm struggling academically and really want to come back this semester really striving! I just hope I can get enough help this time around if I need it.

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