Students Say

“Educating the next generation about the Word of God,” Crown College teaches its undergrads to apply “Christian perspectives to all areas of life.” The school offers both faith-based and secular majors, with the goal of “sending [students] out to do the work of the Lord in whatever field He sends them to.” Students here report “a pretty large amount” of course work---“What Christian school doesn’t give you piles of homework?”---but characterize Crown’s academics as fairly easy to navigate. “Not too easy . . . just not terribly difficult,” a senior explains. Professors and administrators are “helpful and available” and “seem to truly care about the students.”

Overview

Applicants
453
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.36

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
508 - 600
SAT Math
475 - 598
ACT Composite
21 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
August 20

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Overall

Students Say

“Educating the next generation about the Word of God,” Crown College teaches its undergrads to apply “Christian perspectives to all areas of life.” The school offers both faith-based and secular majors, with the goal of “sending [students] out to do the work of the Lord in whatever field He sends them to.” Students here report “a pretty large amount” of course work---“What Christian school doesn’t give you piles of homework?”---but characterize Crown’s academics as fairly easy to navigate. “Not too easy . . . just not terribly difficult,” a senior explains. Professors and administrators are “helpful and available” and “seem to truly care about the students.” Faculty members, in particular, are “always available and more than willing to talk.” While “A few seem to have very little experience in the fields they are teaching in,” most “are very well-versed in their subject.” Some students here report getting “the run-around” and assert that Crown has “issues with communication.” “There is often much confusion about the procedures for registration, transfer credits, etc.,” a sophomore explains. For most, however, any shortcomings are overshadowed by the religious orientation of Crown’s faculty and administration. “I can really see their passion for Christ!” says one appreciative freshman.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
151
with Terminal Degree
16

81
Men
70
Women
7
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Phil Vischer, Michael Nawrocki
Co-Creators of Big Idea Prod, "Veggie Tales" series, Jelly Telly Production

Lloyd Van Stone, wife Doris
First missionaries to open the New Guinea mission field for the C&MA church

Dr. Verna Price
Professor at UofMN; Author, Motivational Speaker, Founder "Girls in Action"

Paul & Priscilla Johnson
Martyred (shot to death) while serving in the former nation of Siam

Doris Van Stone
Author of 3 published books

Gary Benedict
Crown's President 1997-2005, current C&MA President

Joe Tewinkel
Author: "The Crusaders" and well-known historian in the C&MA

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
72
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,356

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,094

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,100
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,140

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,240

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Undergrads say the typical student at Crown “is a White, middle-class Christian” who is “seeking to know Jesus Christ more.” Most likely, he or she is “involved in ministry” and is “trying to apply biblical truths” to his or her life. Almost all here are “very friendly,” though students say some of their peers “cannot relate to issues and events in the secular world.” The largest subgroup at Crown is of Hmong descent; also present are “a handful” of African American and Latino students. Some here feel that, while these subgroups “are a part of the [larger] community,” they also tend to “have their own community.” Others believe that “the amount of cliques and social groups within the student body is very low.” Most, however, agree that “everyone here is usually accepted for who they are.” “When passing in the halls, nine out of ten students greet you,” a junior declares. What subgroup doesn’t get much support? “You don’t find many ‘partiers’ here.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,030
Out of State
31%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

6.79%
Asian
3.64%
African-American
2.46%
Hispanic
78.54%
Caucasian
6.79%
Unknown
1.38%
International

57% female
43% male
31% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Depending on how you look at it---or, perhaps, where you’re from---Crown is either located “out in the country” or in “the western suburbs of Minneapolis.” Undergrads here seem to enjoy the benefits of both rural and suburban life, telling us that the campus “has some beautiful scenery surrounding it” and that “outdoor activities are big,” including “fishing, camping, Frisbee golf [Frisbee on a golf-like course with enlarged basketball hoops], hiking, [and] sledding.” They also tell us that “within the last five years” the school’s environs “have significantly grown,” which has given students “more options for entertainment,” such as “movies theaters, restaurants, paintball courses, [and] rock climbing.” When students feel like staying put, “pool tables,” “Ping-Pong tables,” and “a coffee shop” are available on campus, all of which are excellent venues for one of students’ favorite pastimes: “talking, hanging out, and getting to know each other.” Unsurprisingly, “The most popular discussions are of theology and personal faith.” Throw in a “mandatory amount of chapels to attend each semester,” and it becomes clear that God occupies a significant portion of students’ lives. Undergrads also receive a significant amount of course work, so “One should never be bored.” Just in case, “The Twin Cities area is located about 30 minutes away and has many attractions.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
79%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
83
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
67

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
19
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Storm)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Women's Sports (Storm)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: Umojo, for African-American students; Vida, for Hispanic-Americans; Hmong Student Fellowship group; Multi-Cultural Committee.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Minnesota

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
5

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cheryl Owczarek
Visit Coordinator

Address
8700 College View Dr
Admissions
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375

Phone
800-682-7696

Email
visit@crown.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Storm Cafe/Student Union
Coffee Shoppe and Climbing Wall
Fireside Room
Wild Athletic Center/Weight Room
Life Fitness Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mocha Monkey coffee shop
Target in Waconia
Eden Prairie Mall
Hopkins Dollar Theatre
Subway

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00-4:00 PM
800-682-7696

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
on scheduled visit days

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@crown.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Availability subject to academic year

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is MSP International; we will provide transportation to/from airport, Amtrak train or Greyhound bus station (St Paul/Mpls)

Driving Instructions to Campus
Fron the NW: I-94 east to I-494 south to Minnesota Highway 7. Take Highway 7 west and travel 16 miles to St Bonifacius. Turn left onto County Toad 92 (becomes 30 at the cty line) and go 1 mile to the campus entrance (on your left). From the N: I-35 south to I-35W south to I-694 west to I-494 south to Minnesota Highway 7. Take Highway 7 (approximately 8 miles). Take Highway 7 west exit and travel 16 miles to St Bonifacius. Turn left onto County Road 92 (becomes 30 at the cty line) and go 1 mile to the campus entrance (on your left). From the S: I-35 north to I/35W (Minneapolis); take I-35W north to I-494 west to Minnesota Highway 7 (approximately 8 miles). Take Highway 7 west exit and travel 16 miles to St Bonifacius. Turn left onto County Road 92 (becomes 30 at the cty line) and go 1 mile to the campus entrance (on your left). From the E: I-94 west to St Paul. Take I-494 south/west and travel west 31 miles to Minnesota Highway 7 west and travel 16 miles to St Bonifacius. Turn left onto County Road 92 (becomes 30 at the cty line) and go 1 mile to the campus entrance (on your left). From the W: Minnesota Highway 7 east to St Bonifacius. Turn right onto Cty Road 92 (becomes 30 at the cty line) and go 1 mile to the campus entrance (on your left).

Local Accommodations
Lodging: Best Western AmericInn Motel & Suites of Waconia, Super 8 of Chaska Chanhassen Inn, Chaska River Inn & Suites, Country Suites of Chanhassen Super 8 of Glencoe
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Key Stats

453
Applicants
1,030
Size
78%
Acceptance Rate
1090
SAT Scores

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