Crown College

2014 Quick Stats
8700 College View Drive

St. Bonifacius, MN 55375

Phone: (952) 446-4100
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Aug. 20
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#58 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Crown College is a private institution that was founded in 1916. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,101, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 215 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Crown College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 58. Its tuition and fees are $22,430 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Located just minutes west of Minneapolis, Crown College is an affordable private Christian college that prepares students to serve and influence the world. Crown places a high value on being Christ-centered, academically excellent and globally connected. Ranked among the Best Midwest Regional Colleges again in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report, Crown offers more than 40 accredited majors to undergrads as well as adults seeking degree completion or Graduate-level degrees.

With more than 96% of their students receiving financial aid, Crown works hard to find solutions to make this private college education affordable.

At Crown College, you'll earn a double-major; Christian Studies and any other from the lengthy list of NCA accredited majors. Most of Crown's faculty has Doctorate degrees; all, are experts in their particular field of study. With a Student/Faculty ratio of 15:1, their faculty get to know you and are here for you. To challenge, teach, lead and mentor as you navigate your way through college life and launch your career.

In addition to its legacy of Christian Ministry degrees, Crown offers an extensive list of Business, Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship undergrad and graduate degrees. In 2011, Crown successfully launched its online MBA, adding to its growing menu of online programs for distance learners, like those in the military or mission field. Crown's Nursing and Education programs continue to rank among the best and include a Christian approach to caring for the needs of others.

Whether you have interest in performing on stage, in chapel or with a camera, Crown also offers a robust selection of musical and communication arts degrees . The Music department has a long tradition of musical excellence to develop your interest in worship arts or classical performance. Crown's Communication department is one of their fastest growing areas, training students to challenge their written, spoken and digital forms of communication.

More than 25% of Crown students participate on one or more of their 11 NCAA-Division III varsity sports teams. The Crown College Storm develops strong competitors who demonstrate leadership and excellence on, and off the field. Competing in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), Crown's athletic coaching staff is an exceptional group who strives to provide the holistic development of student-athletes spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

Whether your field of service will be a hospital, the boardroom, a classroom, the studio, from the pulpit or in missions, Crown will help you think more critically, develop life-long relationships and build on the tools God has given you to lead. Crown students, faculty and staff are passionate about their faith and exist to make a difference in the world, for the glory of God. Called to Serve. Prepared to Lead.

The College offers nearly 40 majors from across the spectrum. There is a growing and intense nursing program, while on a regular basis the College seeks to expand the fields of study offered. The nursing program has become top-notch, with state-of-the-art facilities and a rigorous study load. Social Entrepreneurship was a new major this fall, and programs for Graduate students are flexible, both online and in-the-classroom.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1916
Religious affiliation Christian and Missionary Alliance
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $6,573,159


When applying to Crown College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 20. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Crown College is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 56.2%
Application deadline August 20
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio N/A
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Crown College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,101, with a gender distribution of 44.9 percent male students and 55.1 percent female students. Crown College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,282
Student gender distribution
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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Crown College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Crown College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Crown College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Crown College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $22,430 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,480 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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