Diversity at CU

Diversity at CU

Vision Statement

We aspire to create a thriving community of fully devoted followers of Jesus in a spiritually contagious, academically excellent, richly resourced, and culturally diverse learning environment that attracts outstanding students, faculty, and staff who influence our world for Christ, his church, and his kingdom.

Diversity Statistics

11% students of color

2% international students from 18 countries including:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Zambia




International Students

Cornerstone hosts students from 18 countries. If you are interested in applying, contact the International Admissions Counselor, Chaz Oswald, or apply online.

Visit CU

We offer accommodations for students and parents of color traveling to visit Cornerstone University. Students can stay up to two nights in the residence halls (meals included). Parents accompanying students on the visit have the option to stay in complimentary on-campus guest apartment. Reservations are based on a first come first served basis and must be scheduled through the Campus Visit Coordinator in the Admissions Office:  

For students of color traveling from 250 land miles or more, we encourage you to take advantage of the Fly to CU Program.

Community Matters

Multicultural Organization: Engages cultural awareness through seminars, student activities and mentoring opportunities.  

Taste of the World: Students have the opportunity to celebrate difference cultures by sampling foods from around the world.

Mu Kappa: We embrace Missionary Kids who have grown up in third-world cultures. These students bring a unique perspective to our campus and participate in many organization events.

International Justice Mission: Campus chapter dedicated to ending injustice and oppression overseas.

Academics Matter

Diversity Committee: Staff and faculty meet on the Diversity Committee to implement initiatives to bring diversity in and out of the classroom.

Study Abroad: With nearly 15 study abroad programs in places like Australia, China, Oxford, and Dubai, our scholars experience cultural immersion while developing in their field and influencing the world for Christ.

Handong Global University: A student exchange program with Handong Global University in South Korea. “The exchange program at Handong Global University has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Overall, I would describe my Handong experience as exciting, challenging, stretching and downright incredible!” Jenna Bragenzer, CU ‘13

Resources Matter

Financial Aid: CU offers scholarships for students of color including the Multicultural Scholarship, Global Scholarship, and Urban Minority Scholarship.

Urban Family Ministries: CU students partner with Urban Family Ministries to provide resources to inner city kids and build relationships with urban families. 


Student Life