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Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI
University Website: www.cornerstone.edu
Apply Online: www.cornerstone.edu/future_students/apply
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Cornerstone University is an independent, non-denominational Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The university emphasises the trinitarian belief in the triune God and the literal interpretation of the Bible. The university states that its mission is "to empower Christian men and women to excel as influencers in Christ's world for Christ by offering a Christ-focused learning community where Jesus Christ is central."

Cornerstone University has undergraduate and graduate programs, two seminaries (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Asia Baptist Theological Seminary based in Chiang Mai, Thailand) and a radio division called Cornerstone University Radio (WCSG, WAYG, WAYK, HisKids.net, Mission Network News). It offers programs in the humanities, sciences, business, religion, education, and fine arts. The school colors are navy and "old gold." The mascot is The Golden Eagles.

In the 1990s and early 2000s (decade) Cornerstone University expanded and transformed, changing its name, becoming a university, increasing enrollment, adding facilities and improving the campus, introducing an adult program including the MBA and a leadership development experience, adding an Honors Program and "Civitas" Core Curriculum, changing its mascot, colors, and logo, and winning a men's national basketball championship. Tenure for new faculty was suspended in 2008 but reinstated in 2010.

Students are required to abide by a "Lifestyle Statement" intended to reflect trinitarianism and the literal interpretation of the Bible. The university offers 60 academic programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, Bible, teacher education, computers and business and journalism.

Cornerstone University is nationally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the National Association of Schools of Music. In sports, it is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Cornerstone's social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).[citation needed]

As of 2011[update] Cornerstone had an enrollment of 3,000 students including professional and graduate studies and both seminaries.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $21,818.00 avg tuition

1001 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5897
(616) 949-5300

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Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Cornerstone University

Statistics:
Applied 2,062
Admitted 1,293 63%
Enrolled total 330
Full Time: 329
Part Time 1
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 500 620
SAT Math 480 612
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 517 612
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 20 27
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 77%
4-year graduation rate 34%
6-year graduation rate 53%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Cornerstone University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $21,818.00 $21,818.00 $21,818.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $570.00 $570.00 $570.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $836.00 $836.00 $836.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,872.00 $10,872.00 $10,872.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $708.00 $708.00 $708.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $453.00 $453.00 $453.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $7,314.00 $7,314.00 $2,812.00
Other Expenses $2,812.00 $2,812.00 $2,812.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $25.00
Graduate Application Fee $25.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $14,084.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 93%
Avg amount of student loan aid $8,041.00

Cornerstone University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Environmental Biology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Finance, General X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
Management Information Systems, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Journalism, Other X
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
Radio and Television X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
EDUCATION
Biology Teacher Education X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X
Education, General X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Spanish Language Teacher Education X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Human Development and Family Studies, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
HISTORY
History, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy, Other X
PSYCHOLOGY
Counseling Psychology X
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Political Science and Government, General X
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Bible/Biblical Studies X X
Divinity/Ministry X
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology X
Pastoral Studies/Counseling X
Religious Education X
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other X X
Theology/Theological Studies X
Youth Ministry X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music Performance, General X
Music, General X

Scholarships for Students in Michigan

Name Amount Deadline
Sue Walicki Nursing Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 01, 2017
Dorothy and Dick Burgess Scholarship Up to $4,000 March 01, 2017
Antonia Dellas Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 March 01, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Jon and Kay Simpson Scholarship Varies March 15, 2017
Pessetti Family Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Edward L. and Joanne M. Drewno Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017
Calhoun County Medical Society Alliance Nursing Scholarship Varies March 24, 2017

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