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Covenant College is a private institution that was founded in 1955. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,065, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Covenant College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 11. Its tuition and fees are $29,100 (2013-14).
Covenant College, a Presbyterian Church of America-affiliated liberal arts school, is located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Students admitted to the college have the opportunity to explore more than 50 student organizations. Intramural sports are extremely popular at Covenant College with more than 75 percent of the student body participating. Students are required to live on campus during their first three years at the school, and each residence hall has mixed housing, meaning upperclassmen and underclassmen live alongside each other. Each residence hall has resident assistants, as well as discipleship coordinators assigned to each floor to lead Bible studies and guide spiritual development among the students. Known as the Scots and Lady Scots, Covenant College's 13 varsity teams compete in the USA South Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III.
Covenant College was originally founded in 1955 in Pasadena, California, and was not established in Georgia until 1965. The college is located in a suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and many students make regular visits to experience the city life. Situated atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia, the campus provides views of the Smoky Mountains, Chattanooga and seven states. Notable alumni of the college include poet Aaron Belz and Joel Belz, founder of WORLD magazine.
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The motto of Covenant College is "In all things Christ preeminent". Acknowledging Christ as the creator of all things, as the redeemer of people fallen into sin, and as the sovereign ruler over all of life, the college strives to discern and to unfold the implications of His pre-eminence in all things. We seek to appropriate the mind of Christ as the biblical perspective from which we characterize and respond to reality. We are committed to excellence in academic inquiry, and we seek to define all areas of the college's structure and program according to this understanding of our purpose.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Presbyterian Church in America|
When applying to Covenant College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Covenant College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||57.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Covenant College is 13:1, and the school has 59.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Covenant College include: Education; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||55%|
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Covenant College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,065, with a gender distribution of 42.8 percent male students and 57.2 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus. Covenant College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Covenant College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Covenant College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Covenant College, 59 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Covenant College.
|Students who have cars on campus||59%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Covenant College, 61.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,269.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,100 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,530 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data