Cornerstone University

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Cornerstone University can be found in Grand Rapids, MI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around two thousand students enrolled each year at Cornerstone University.

Most of the students admitted to this school got an SAT score within the range of 950 - 1190, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 19 - 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Cornerstone University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.38. This school has an acceptance rate of 78 percent with 16 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cornerstone University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cornerstone University was reported as 77.6% in Fall 2020 with over 2,520 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Cornerstone University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Cornerstone University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cornerstone University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.5%
  • 2017-2018: 67.4%
  • 2018-2019: 73.4%
  • 2019-2020: 77.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 67.6%

How Does Cornerstone University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cornerstone University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Aquinas College69.3%
Calvin College76.9%
Grace Bible College100.0%
Hope College85.7%
Kalamazoo College76.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cornerstone University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 600
Math470 - 590
Total Score950 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 26
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