Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

Covenant, founded in 1955, is a church-affiliated liberal arts college. Its 300-acre campus is located on Lookout Mountain, across the state line from Chattanooga, Tenn.

Website: www.covenant.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,002
Undergraduate
Students
(52.0%) 521 Women
(48.0%) 481 Men
44
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 672 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
23-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,420
Tuition and Fees
$35,640
Room and Board
$10,660
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$29,346
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,007
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
62
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Lookout Mountain Population
1,584
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Scots
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
2.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.9% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students
3.8%
First-Year Students Returning
86.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
14049 Scenic Highway
City, State, Zip
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Phone
(706) 820-2398
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@covenant.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 672 applicants were admitted
Women
97% of 351 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 321 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
296 (45%) of 653 admitted students enrolled
Women
137 (40%) of 342 admitted students enrolled
Men
145 (47%) of 311 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.65
3.75 and Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
23-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
30%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
26%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 57%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,420
Tuition and Fees
$35,640
Room and Board
$10,660
Books and Supplies
$1,170
Other Expenses
$1,950
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003484
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
238 (87.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
209 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
209 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
65 (39.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$29,346
Need-Based Gift
Received by 207 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,605
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 184 (91.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,515
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 45 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
52 (27.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,225

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
772 (75.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
673 (87.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
673 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
220 (31.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$28,920
Need-Based Gift
Received by 664 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,940
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 589 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,780
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 127 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
288 (33.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,181

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,007
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, English, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
62
Part-Time Faculty
40
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 62% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lookout Mountain Population
1,584
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
350 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Chattanooga
Nearest Train Station
120 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
17%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
night security guards

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Scots
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,002
Women
521 (52.0%)
Men
481 (48.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
969
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
2.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.9% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students.
3.8%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
44

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
69.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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