Quick Facts: Cornerstone University

Feed your mind, nourish your soul.

At Cornerstone University, academic excellence and faith are intertwined. Here, you can discover what you want to do and strengthen who you want to be, all in a supportive community that openly embraces Jesus Christ. Academic excellence, accessible resources, and a culturally rich community are building blocks for a rewarding education, fulfilling career, and a meaningful life with Jesus Christ as the cornerstone. Our passion for Him will inspire you to think beyond your career, embrace your calling, and build a life that matters.

About CU 

Founded: 1941
11th President: Dr. Joseph Stowell


  • Less than 5 miles from downtown GR
  • 2nd largest city in Michigan
  • 40 minutes from Lake Michigan
  • 2.5 hours from Detroit
  • 3 hours from Chicago

2012-2013 Cost (Trad. Undergrad)

  • $23,260 (12-17 credit hours)
  • $7,606 – Room and board
  • $30,866 – Total
  • 100% of incoming freshmen receive financial assistance.


  • More than 2,100 undergraduate students and 900 graduate students
  • Residential Students: Over 900 (70%)
  • Commuters: Over 500 (30%)

Academic Admissions Requirements

  • 19 ACT
  • 1350 SAT
  • 2.5 Minimum High School GPA
  • 2.0 minimum college transfer GPA (if applicable)

Freshman Profile

Average high school GPA: 3.5

ACT: 24

SAT: 1590

Denomination: Multi-denominational, more than 45 denominations represented


Business Division

Accelerated three-and-a-half year degree programs available for business students.


Campus Size

132 acres of beautifully-landscaped grounds, including a nine-acre pond 


Tech Support

All full-time freshmen receive a free MacBook to use on our 100% wireless campus; classrooms offer state of the art technology and networked printers are easily accessed in every building on campus. 

Discipleship School

 All of our faculty, staff, and students are professing believers in Christ; a statement of faith is required for the admissions application. 

Traveling Music Ensembles

  • Brass-quintet
  • Credo (Jazz)
  • Red Letter Edition (Contemporary Christian Music) 


  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Michigan State Board of Education, Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 

Food Services

  • Gluten Free options
  • Vegetarian options
  • Food allergies accommodated 

Study Abroad

  • Nearly 20 programs in 10 countries
  • “GO” Trips Cross-cultural ministry trips have traveled to more than 20 countries in the past five years. 


  • NAIA
  • WHAC Conference in 15 varsity sports
  • Active intramural sports program
  • 2011 NAIA Men’s Basketball champions


  • 55 Full-time faculty, including PGS and GRTS
  • 25:1 student faculty ratio
  • 22: average class size

Intramural Sports 

  • Racquetball
  • Frisbee golf
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Academic Programs

More than 50 undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences, theological, and professional studies, as well as 16 advanced degrees. These are represented through 8 academic divisions. 100% of students receive internships or hands on practicum experience. 

Bernice Hansen Athletic Center

Our 2,610 seat multipurpose building offers a venue for sports, chapel services, concerts, events and more! Or, visit our state of the art weight room, racquetball courts or practice gym for some low key exercise.  


Named a College of Distinction, 2012  


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