You matter. Your story matters. You are so important to Him and building His Kingdom. That is why, at CU, we focus on global influence, academic rigor, values, leadership, virtues, and disciplines that matter.
- Jesus Matters
Envision an environment where you can grow in your relationship with Christ and serve members of the global church, receiving support from faculty, staff, and peers.
- Academics Matter
Prepare to enter your field with a firm grasp on the interconnectedness of vocation, self-knowledge, and purpose, advancing in our student-focused learning community.
- Resources Matter
Cultivate your leadership skills in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, an urban location recognized for entrepreneurship, history, creativity, and faith.
- Community Matters
Consider having cultural awareness components embedded in your coursework, graduating with a rich perspective and understanding of cultural engagement.
The CU Edge
Here, you'll build a life that matters. And graduate with a competitive edge forged by five distinctive elements of a CU education: LifePath, the Cornerstone Virtue Project, Terra Firma, Relational Learning, and Grand Rapids.
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As an interdenominational, unwaveringly Christ-centered university, our commitment to preparing followers of Christ is basic to all we do. Our unique, comprehensive Cornerstone Virtue Project integrates every part of the campus experience—from academics to athletics—to nurture nine key virtues of a Christ-follower. In addition, Christ Chapel embodies our commitment to Christ by housing our vibrant chapel program and serving as a lab for our thriving Worship Arts program.
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Success in college and in life depends on making good choices. Our Center for Career and Life Calling and unique LifePath program will equip you to understand your distinctive qualities and make the right choice of major, paving the way to uncovering your God-given purpose in life.
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Whether it's having lunch with a professor in the Dining Commons or experiencing a faculty-led trip to Ireland, education at Cornerstone is both rigorous and relational. According to our nationally-normed course evaluations conducted each semester, instructional effectiveness at Cornerstone is rated as "unusually high" among our peers. Online summer courses at a discounted tuition rate enable you to graduate ahead of schedule and select degree tracks offer a three year program plan, allowing you to reduce the cost of your tuition and invest in your career one year ahead of schedule.
Your immersion into the Cornerstone campus community begins with Terra Firma, our year-long program that places each first-year student in a cohort of twelve fellow students led by a faculty or staff member. For more information on what matters to Cornerstone University, visit cornerstone.edu/why-cornerstone-university/undergrad/the-cu-edge.
At CU, we are committed to "life together." Your immersion into our community begins with Terra Firma, our year-long program that places each first-year student in a cohort of twelve fellow students led by a faculty or staff mentor. That sense of community is enhanced and reinforced by the privilege of living together in a four-year residential setting.
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Cornerstone's home city, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is rated as one of the top small cities in America and offers a vibrant urban setting for professional experiences. Downtown Grand Rapids, located just ten minutes from campus, is a major artistic and cultural hub and offers prime internship, networking and career opportunities.
Our professors are distinguished not just by their academic credentials but their commitment to invest in the lives of students. Visit campus to meet our faculty and experience the Cornerstone Edge first-hand!