• Address: 1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-5897

  • Phone Number: (616) 949-5300

  • Website: https://www.cornerstone.edu/

About

Cornerstone University(CU) is an independent evangelical Christian University located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The main aim of the university is to empower men and women to excel as influencers in the world by providing students focused programs.

Cornerstone University offers traditional as well as undergraduate programs through the Graduate and Professional Studies division.

  • The student population at CU is 2,447 and the student-faculty ratio is 20:1.

  • The acceptance rate is 63%.

  • CU hosts students from over 20 countries, including the China, Congo, Australia, Japan, Canada and has branches in Kalamazoo and Lansing

  • Higher Learning Commission has accredited Cornerstone University.

  • The university is approved by National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) by the State of Michigan.


Online Education at Cornerstone University

  • It offers 23 online programs across 7 disciplines i.e., Business Management, Psychology, Theology, Behavioral Science, Biology, Human Services, and Political Sciences.

  • Online learning takes place in the context of a web-based Learning Management Systems(LMS) which require basic computer skills.

  • The online programs in CU are designed in a flexible and convenient way so that working students can get an education that is practical and relevant to their workplace.


Reviews

  • The instructors are very supportive.

  • The campus is very safe and there is no room for fear in the campus.

  • The environment is amazing and it is a place for growth as an individual.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Grand Rapids, Michigan

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002266

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Religious Affiliation

Interdenominational

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.cornerstone.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 20: 1
Total Population 2,447
Student Population Full Time: 1,650 Part Time: 797
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 51 %

The College Monk

Female: 56 %

Total Graduation Rate: 54 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Cornerstone University (CU) offers 23 online programs across 7 Majors

Business Management

Offering 9 programs accross 3 degrees

Psychology

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 7 programs accross 3 degrees

Theology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Cornerstone University (CU) Acceptance Rate is 63%

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 2,895
Total Applicants Admitted 1,837
Applicants Enrolled 280
Full time Applicants Enrolled 276
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 4
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Cornerstone University (CU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 19
Number of students submitting ACT scores 266
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 7%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 95%
SAT Math 528 average 478 - 578 range
SAT Critical Reading 521 average 463 - 580 range
ACT Composite 22 average 19 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

CU provides various scholarships, grants and other financial support like Federal work-study for students.

These aids can be availed after submitting the FAFSA application. Cornerstone University federal school is 002266.

  • Institutional Aids like President’s Scholarship, Chancellor’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Cornerstone Need Grants, Resident Need Grant, Cornerstone University Ministry Major Grant and Partners for Success Award are provided for the students to support them financially.

  • Federal Aids like Pell grants, Federal Supplement Education Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan and Direct PLUS Loans are also provided along with Federal Loans.

  • Military Aid awarded include Vocational Rehabilitation, Tuition Assistance, Post 9/11 GI Bil, Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

  • Students who are the Residents of Michigan can also apply for Michigan Tuition Grant.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
President's Scholarship $11,000 Merit-based. Freshers. Satisfactory Academic Achievement. Varies
Chancellor's Scholarship $9,000 Merit-based. Freshers. Satisfactory Academic Achievement. Varies
Dean's Scholarship $7,000 Merit-based. Freshers. Satisfactory Academic Achievement. Varies
Partners for Success Award $5,000 Merit-based. Freshers. Satisfactory Academic Achievement. Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Cornerstone Need Grant $14,190 Demonstrate Financial Need. Satisfactory Academic Achievement. Varies
Cornerstone University Ministry Major Grant Varies Enrolled in a Christian Ministry major. residents of Michigan. Varies
Resident Need Grant Varies university residence halls. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.cornerstone.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,444 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $409 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $409 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $7,900 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $7,900 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $7,900 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $7,900 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Michigan Tuition Grant $2,252 Resident of Michigan. Demonstrate Financial need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.cornerstone.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies
Tuition Assistance Varies Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $10,344 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Service members who are permanently disabled or died. Varies

Data Source: https://www.cornerstone.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,751
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,669
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,902
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,842
Over $110,000 $23,546

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 38% $3,955
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $17,266
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $4,612
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $14,190
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 93% $9,023
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 93% $7,900
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 19,900
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 63 $8,822
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 42 $10,344
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 21 $5,777

Data Source: https://www.cornerstone.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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