Crown College: Narrative Description

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8700 College View Dr.
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375-9001
Tel: (952)446-4100
Free: 800-68-CROWN
Admissions: (952)446-4144
Fax: (952)446-4149
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 215-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $5.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3049 per student. Total enrollment: 1,106. Faculty: 81 (41 full-time, 40 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 641 applied, 43% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 786 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 261 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 23% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 34% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, ACT 18/SAT 870, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,218 includes full-time tuition ($15,646) and college room and board ($6572). College room only: $3208. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $654 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Global Impact Team, Hmong Student Fellowship, Married Student Fellowship, Senate/Student Services Board, newspaper/yearbook staff. Major annual events: homecoming, Christmas Student Event, Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 544 college housing spaces available; 417 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Peter Watne Memorial Library with 79,386 books, 73,700 microform titles, 15,000 serials, 2,400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $299,658. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The College is located in a small community about 20 miles west of Minneapolis.

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