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Cornerstone University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Cornerstone University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.4%
Admission Difficulty for Cornerstone University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Cornerstone University and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,005 out of 2,732 applicants were admitted making Cornerstone University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Cornerstone University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Cornerstone University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Cornerstone University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Cornerstone University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cornerstone University?

Cornerstone University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cornerstone University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >82%
1065 to 1180 Avg + 73%-82%
950 to 1065 Avg - 61%-73%
835 to 950 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 835 Low <48%
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Cornerstone University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for Cornerstone University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Cornerstone University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cornerstone University?

Admission data indicates that Cornerstone University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cornerstone University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cornerstone University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >83%
22 to 26 Avg + 73%-83%
19 to 22 Avg - 63%-73%
16 to 19 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 16 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.49
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Cornerstone University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cornerstone University was 3.49 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cornerstone University accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cornerstone University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

79% of Cornerstone University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Cornerstone University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 79%
Bottom 50% of class 21%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Cornerstone University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,743 989 2,732
Accepted 1,272 733 2,005
Acceptance Rate 73% 74% 73%
Enrolled 198 131 329
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
199

Applicants have 199 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Cornerstone University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cornerstone University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Cornerstone University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cornerstone University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170037 IPEDS survey data for Cornerstone University.

Frequently Asked Questions

70% of students submit their SAT scores to Cornerstone University. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Cornerstone University. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1180. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 37% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.