Campus & Student Life at Cornerstone University

Home to about 1,461 undergraduates in 2020, Cornerstone is a small, private university located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Cornerstone offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Cornerstone can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Cornerstone Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Cornerstone University is Affiliated With the Interdenominational Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Interdenominational faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Interdenominational Colleges and Universities.

Cornerstone Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Cornerstone Disability Services.

Cornerstone for the Military

While not a "service academy", Cornerstone does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Cornerstone Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Cornerstone for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cornerstone University

Cornerstone offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cornerstone University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Cornerstone University

Cornerstone has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,461 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,024 (70.1%). Part-time attendance was 437 (29.9%).


Cornerstone University is Ranked #1,617 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Cornerstone is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Cornerstone #1617 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Cornerstone University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Cornerstone by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Cornerstone Diversity Guide.

Cornerstone University Competes in the NIAA

Cornerstone has a total of 268 student athletes, 129 men and 139 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,356,021
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,356,021

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Cornerstone University Athletics

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