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Cornerstone University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Cornerstone University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
87%
Admission Difficulty for Cornerstone University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Cornerstone University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Cornerstone University is 87%.  It ranks #39 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Cornerstone University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,708 out of 1,964 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1040/1060 ACT 19/26). Cornerstone University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.56. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Cornerstone University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Cornerstone University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Cornerstone University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1060
Applicants Submitting SAT 
70%
SAT Scores for Cornerstone University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Cornerstone University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 470
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Cornerstone University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Cornerstone University ranks #23 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cornerstone University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1060 and Above Good >93%
1050 to 1060 Avg + 87%-93%
1040 to 1050 Avg - 78%-87%
1030 to 1040 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 1030 Low <65%
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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 #20 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cornerstone University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cornerstone University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >93%
22 to 26 Avg + 87%-93%
19 to 22 Avg - 79%-87%
16 to 19 Reach 69%-79%
Less than 16 Low <69%
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Cornerstone University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.56
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Cornerstone University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Cornerstone University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cornerstone University was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cornerstone University accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cornerstone University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 16.78% Good
3.75 to 3.99 28.48% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.05% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.29% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 9.35% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.85% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.47% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.73% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

59% of Cornerstone University freshman were in the lower 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 5%
Top 25% of class 10%
Top 50% of class 41%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Cornerstone University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,231 733 1,964
Accepted 1,064 644 1,708
Acceptance Rate 86% 88% 87%
Enrolled 163 117 280
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
2

Applicants have 2 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Cornerstone University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cornerstone University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Cornerstone University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Cornerstone University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Cornerstone University?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Cornerstone University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Cornerstone University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1060. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Cornerstone University?

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.