Crown College


Enrollment: 936.

Student Body: 56% female, 44% male, 34% out-of-state, international (14 countries represented). Asian 8%, African American 4%, Caucasian 82%, Hispanic 3%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 73% freshmen return for sophomore year. 32% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 11:1. 35 full-time faculty, 29% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, certificate, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Elementary education and teaching; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN); religious education.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), honors program, independent study, internships, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college, 2-2 with non-accredited Bible colleges.

Honors programs: The Honors Program Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.

Career services highlights include: The school is very excited about the number of opportunities that students have to engage in practical hands-on learning activities through the SIFE and practicum programs.


Housing: Special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for married students, apartments for single students, apartments for students with dependent children. 95% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Peter Watne Memorial Library.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 20% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 10% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Rural.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student-run film society, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 19 registered organizations, 1 honor societies, 6 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer. Women: Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Student Center, Coffee Shoppe and Climbing Wall, Storm Cafe/student union, Wild Athletic Center/Weight Room, Life Fitness Center. Environmental Initiatives: Recycling bins at each employee’s desk. Can, bottle and newspaper recycling bins throughout campus. Signs throughout main building on how “trees and oil are saved by recycling paper,” how much “aluminum is saved by recycling pop cans,” etc.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.23. 11% in top 10% of high school class, 44% in top 25% of high school class, 68% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 470-635. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 500-655. ACT middle 50% range 20-24. Minimum paper TOEFL 450. Minimum computer TOEFL 130.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Application essay, academic ‘ GPA, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, religious affiliation/commitment. Important factors considered include: Class rank, character/personal qualities. Other factors considered include: Extracurricular activities, interview, level of applicant’s interest, talent/ ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, 2 foreign language, 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 384 applied, 77% admitted, 50% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.«

General Admission Information: Application fee $35. Regular application deadline 8/20. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $21,470. Room and board $7,380. Average book expense $1,140.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institutions own financial aid form Financial aid filing deadline 8/1. Priority financial aid filing date 4/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 4/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, state loans, US Bank No-Fee Education loans, CitiAssist loans, Signature loans, Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 84% freshmen, 83% undergrads receive any aid. 88% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $31,804.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, leadership, minority status, music/drama, religious affiliation.

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