Crown College
Saint Bonifacius, MN, USA

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Crown College
3.71 Average Rating

Nicole from Orange City, IA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You end up with a mandatory major in biblical and theological studies, graduating after four years as a scholar in christian studies. You also are given the choice, which almost all students choose, to have another major. This is a missionary college but Crown provides a wide variety of majors to choose from. Classes are small so you learn a lot not only in the classroom, but personally with the teacher if you need advice or any questions answered. Homework is not overwhelming and that leaves plenty of time if you are involved with activities within Crown.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love being here at Crown College. It's personal and private when you need alone time. It's a perfect atmosphere if your heart is heavy and burdened, for it's easy to find a secluded place to think, pray, etc. Students are so friendly and you are accepted to moment you arrive. As soon as I came on campus there were a group of students just waiting for me to stop the car so they can help me bring all my boxes (and there were PLENTY) to my assigned dorm. My roommates are incredible. Since this is a missionary college, there are many students from around the world that come for their education: Africa, Hong Kong, China, the Dominican Republic, etc. Hearing their stories is amazing and there are many other students within the states that have more great stories to tell.
I have many study groups with friends and have been in intramurals. I have a leadership scholarship and attend many of the activites at Crown.
We have Caribou Coffee on campus in our coffee shop and it is wonderful. We have a climbing wall and a ton of pool tables. There is a restaurant place also where you can get meals if you prefer not to eat in the cafeteria. My roommates and I schedule to eat there every tuesday and thursday and finish with a couple games of pool.
The mail is easy access as is most everything. The best part about the campus is that everything is in one building-except sophomore-senior mens dorms and all women dorms. Chapel, food, education, freshmen men dorms, coffee shop, restaurant, student union, library, computer lab, professor's offices-ALL in one building. It's convenient in the winter when it's cold. I feel very priveleged and blessed to have such a short walking distance to class. Of course the freshmen men, if they choose, can have an all-season attire: since they are indoors they never have to be exposed to the cold.
The warm days are wonderful. Kids lay under the shade, play frisbee or frisbee golf or sand volleyball outside. Go s...
Bang for the buck
Although at first glance you would think this college is expensive, there are a couple reasons why. First off, Crown is a private Christian college. Secondly, it offers a double major, so the cost has to rise in order for Crown to be able to provide students with the biblical and theological major it now has.
I did not let the cost prevent me from becoming a student at Crown. I was able to gain at least $19,000 in gift aid alone, thanks to the school and private grants/scholarships. I didn't look as hard as I could have and I am now looking for even more. Opportunities are everywhere and Crown provides students with a ton of grants and scholarships to help so they can have one of the best secular and spiritual education experience in the United States.
Tips for prospective students
My college experience here has been incredible. I have mentioned a little bit already that Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota is a live-changing home. It's setting sits a minute or so from the nearest town, but it is very secluded-peaceful. In Minnesota, trees and lakes are not rare, and our college has it's own Lake. We have a dock and a small beach attached to this lake and that is were Women's ministry meets to worship the Lord and relate to one another.
Since this college is under 1000 students, it is easy to learn all the names on campus. Friends are abundant as college kids are known to walk straight up to strangers and welcome them to the campus. I toured the place twice albeit my four-hour distance. Those I was close to in my hometown recognized something different in my attitude as I came back from the visits and they saw a wonderful change in me. Crown affected me in even those short hours I was visiting. What made my outlook on life change as I was at Crown wasn't just the classrooms, incredibly nice students and faculty, or the gorgeous landscape, but the Christian atmosphere and the students' adoration to Christ in all aspects. I sat in on one of the Chapels we have every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and it was absolutely amazing: truly infathomable. Hands outreached to the Lord as all the students sang their hearts to God. No one seemed to be there, in the gym: they were with the Lord. That was what attracted me the most to Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN.
A little more into detail is it's location. Hills, a lake, trees for shade while studying or grouping with friends and grass everywhere. Although there are longer winters, all the Crown students take advantage of warm days. I went there when I thought it was quite chilly outside on a visity and there were students wearing shorts and t-shirts. Now I realize why. Events are happening all the time: karaoke, battle of the bands, concerts of all kinds, plays, c...
Great for these types of students
ANYONE! The Lord is present at Crown so if you are interested in becoming a believer or wanting to gain more knowledge and wisdom not only in your specified major, but your Crown major of Biblical and Theological Studies, schedule a tour or call or write or email for more information. CONTACT CROWN COLLEGE TODAY!
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Nick from Cary, NC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
You will grow close to God! I experienced that just from visiting!
Will enjoy being here
It's great! I made friends in minutes! Everyone seems to be very close like a big family!
Bang for the buck
You are given quite a bit in rooms.
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Ryan from Bonney Lake, Wa

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a great school for those that are wanting to expand and grow In God. Crown has changed my life, and I would do it all over again!
Tips for prospective students
Be ready for the cold.
Know that college isn't easy and be ready to study.
Bring your bible, you will use it a lot.
Academic Rigor
The teachers are there for you. If you have questions they are there to help, they want to see everyone succeed.
Dorm Life
The first year dorms take time to get used to, but you will learn to love them, and the people you share them with.
What to do for fun
There are malls close by, coffee shops on campus, and team sports and fun games for all.
Bang for the buck
For a private Christian school, I feel that you get what you pay for! It's a great school!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Ring by spring
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a current student here
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In three sentences
Crown College is a Christ centered private college located on a beautiful campus in Minnesota. The professors genuinely care about their students and want to see everyone succeed. The Crown Community is a wonderful student body where friends are easily made and we support each other with prayer.
Tips for prospective students
It does not hurt to apply. When I applied, there was a no application fee. There are also overnight previews and those are great to attend. You get the experience what campus life is like. Definitely visit the campus because it is beautiful.
Academic Rigor
Being a private college, the class sizes are small. Even if the classes are difficult, it is impossible to slip through the cracks. The professors are genuine and want to help students succeed.
Dorm Life
There are many different options for housing. There are multiple apartment style dorms and even mini condo type housing. Then there are the standard dorms which feature private bathrooms for each room. Freshman guys even get to live in the main building, which means that they don't have to walk outside in the cold when winter comes around.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria features many options. There is typically a cultural option because Crown College has a big population of international students. There is also a café on campus where students can get burgers, chicken strips, grilled cheese, and other favorite options. The campus also has a coffee shop and they brew Caribou Coffee. You can get many different specialty drinks and pastries as well.
What to do for fun
Crown College is about a half an hour away from the Mall of America. There are many different campus activities like movie nights, professor hide and seek in the Mall of America, and many more. There is also a local movie theater and many different coffee shops nearby.
Great for these types of students
Crown College is a Christian college, so it is great for anyone wanting to grow in their relationship with the Lord.
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Anna from MN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Crown College is a great private Christian college. The people (the professors-most are extremely graceful- and students) here are great!
Tips for prospective students
Get the financial aspect of college figured out as soon as possible, and stay organized-stay on top of deadlines!
Academic Rigor
Crown students are held to a high standard, but the professors/doctors are very graceful, willing to help and understanding.
Dorm Life
The dorms are a few years old, but are taken care of well. The RAs and FXrs are wonderful! They are always available to talk to when you need it.
Food and Dining
The desserts in the dinning hall are delicious-especially on the weekends!
What to do for fun
On-campus-For fun we (the girls) usually have movie nights, nail-painting parties, time to just hang out and enjoy each other's company. We also play intramural sports, play ultimate Frisbee, climb the rock wall in the student center, walk around the beautiful campus, etc.
Off-campus-we go shopping at MOA and other stores, go out to eat, help people by serving at homeless shelters, etc.
Great for these types of students
Crown College is a great school for Christian students who are looking to grow in their faith.
Clubs and Activities
Honors program, athletics, intramural sports, serving at a homeless shelter once a week, Socratic Society, ultimate Frisbee
Campus Safety
Campus safety is great.
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Jessica from Ramsey, MN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Crown College stands firm in meaningful relationships between students and professors. The small body of students is extremely close-knit, and we all care about each other. Overall, it is a great school for building meaningful relationships with both students and professors, and excelling academically.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you are attentive in class and attend as much as possible. Fostering a friendship with professors is extremely helpful, because when you have questions they are more than happy to help! Don't stress out and lose your drive to finish strong. Do your best, and you will go far.
Academic Rigor
Academically, everyone at Crown College wants you to succeed in whatever field you are entering into in the future. It is vitally important for students to complete homework and attend class, but it is still possible to have a thriving social life outside of class periods.
Dorm Life
There are several nice dorm rooms on campus, and the Student Development office work away at finding a good roommate fit. If things don't work out well, there is a simple process to complete to find a better fit.
Food and Dining
The dining room offers many options, and serves exceptionally delicious meals around holiday times. There are options for many cultures, dietary restrictions, and picky eaters!
What to do for fun
There is always something fun going on around the campus. Whether it is student led, or approved by the activities committee. With such a small student body, there are always opportunities to connect with others and grow in meaningful relationships.
Bang for the buck
Crown College is definitely one of the best options for those in the Upper Midwest. The caring relationship between professors to students is unmatchable, and the close-knit community is perfect for getting to know nearly every student on campus.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Campus has many fun traditions! One of these is known as Missions Fest, a yearly festival that encourages International students to prepare meals from their home country, dress up in traditional clothing, and share some favorite facts from home! It is a great opportunity to learn more about the world.
Great for these types of students
Students looking to excel academically, grow in relationships, develop independence, and learn more about God.
Campus Safety
The campus is in the middle of farming country, and while the nearest store is just a few minutes away, campus is nestled in acres of trees and bodies of water, and feels comfortable and safe for everyone!
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Maria from Wood Dale, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Crown College is a great Christian College.
Solid doctrine, great instructors, reliable counselors.
Great classes, great staff, the best online program around.
Tips for prospective students
You will love Crown College, everyone is freindly, down to earth, and real. Be prepare for a life changing experience and an eye-opening journey.
Bang for the buck
Crown College is not cheap, but they help you in terms of informing you of various options to obtain the finances neccessary to pay for college. Great financial department.
Great for these types of students
Online program is great for busy parents, working adults, and out of state students.
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Brian from Locust Grove, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Crown's online program for adult and graduate students (AGS) is excellent. The program is perfect for convenient for working adults. I plan to earn my Master's Degree at Crown also.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early.
Food and Dining
Excellent food and dining at Crown!
What to do for fun
Visit local bookstores.
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Drew from Fennimore, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Crown is an excellent small school with a great faculty and student body. It is a great place to display and grow in your faith, which can be done through many venues at crown including worship team, choir, eleven different NCAA sports, and theater. The small, Christ-based community is great for any Christian trying to develop their faith, allowing them to be placed around students and staff that share a common faith.
Tips for prospective students
This is a great school for anyone pursuing an education in a Christian environment. This school offers lots of extracurricular activities and sports that have Christian leaders who are constantly helping one further develop their faith.
Academic Rigor
Depending on the class, the classes are at an average difficulty level. This is mostly due to small classes and great professors, making harder classes a little easier and less stressful.
Dorm Life
Being a small school, there are smaller class sizes, allowing for a more close and intimate dorm experience. At any other school, this might cause vast amounts of drama, but the type of students that Crown attracts are more mature then students at other colleges and universities.
Food and Dining
The food at Crown is decent. There are some days were all of the meals are extremely good and there are days when there isn't much good to eat at all. The poor meals are fewer and far apart, but as the year winds down towards a break, the meals find themselves more bad then good.
What to do for fun
There are plenty of fun things for the athletic students to do, including a weight room, a fitness center, a rock wall, an outdoor volleyball court, a Frolf (Frisbee-Golf) course, a gym, indoor track, and many open athletic fields that can be used for pickup soccer and Ultimate Frisbee games. For the less athletically inclined, there are multiple billiard and Foosball tables, an air hockey table, and some decent hiking trails.
Bang for the buck
Although Crown certainly a great college, it is a pricey college. For those who are picky eaters, don't like spending time with people, and/or enjoy spending time worshiping Christ with a body of believers, it might not be worth the money. But for those who are the opposite of what was listed above, the price is worth it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Unlike most colleges, Crown has four chapels throughout the week where students can go and hear a message from the Chaplin, a visiting missionary, or some other form of guest speaker.
Great for these types of students
Crown is great for Christian students who want to learn more about their faith. It is also great for Christian athletes who desire an opportunity to play for a Christian team.
Clubs and Activities
Crown has a good assortment of clubs and activities, such as the Student Activities Board and several different intramural sports, that keep students busy and involved.
Campus Safety
The Christian atmosphere of the college helps ensure a peaceful environment on the part of the students while the faculty, grounds keeping work, and campus security to keep the environment physically safe.
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Kelsey from Spring Grove, MN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors explain things well and do a good job of captivating my attention during lectures. I feel that the professors teach the class in more than one way and well equip us for our future.
Am enjoying being here
The many activities, events, classes, and relationships I have made make learning a very enjoyable experience.
Bang for the buck
Crown College is a small school, which has many advantages that include small class sizes where it is easier to have group discussions and connect with classmates, as well as professors. Professors do a good job of building relationships with students and doing their best to make sure a student passes their class. The Student Activities Board is constantly coming up with new ideas for students to get together and socialize or have study breaks. The food served in the cafeteria has various choices and a lot of variety for meals. There are also a few meal plans to select from. The college also contains a coffee shop and cafe. Residence halls are taken care of and well equipped.
Tips for prospective students
The best times to visit are during Fall Preview or Spring Preview. That is when one will find the most realistic college experience because the prospective student gets in on all the action by spending the night in a freshman dorm, eating meals with freshman students, going to activities, attending chapel, and getting a first hand look at what it is really like to be a student at Crown College.
Great for these types of students
Crown College is great for students who wish to further their education with a Christian worldview. Students are not only strengthened in their academics, but also in their walk with the Lord. The professors do a good job of taking the subject they are teaching and incorporating Christianity into it.
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