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Fast Facts

Founded in 1955, Covenant College is an academically rigorous liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

 

At Covenant, we take our motto, “In all things Christ preeminent,” very seriously. We strive to ground everything we say and do in Christ and his teachings. So if you’re looking to wrestle with important and difficult questions in an encouraging and challenging community, you’ve come to the right place.

 

History

Since 1955, Covenant College has provided a first-rate, life-changing college education. From humble beginnings in Pasadena, California, Covenant is now blessed with hundreds of acres atop beautiful Lookout Mountain, Georgia, an excellent faculty, and students eager to prepare for extraordinary callings in ordinary places. Take a look back at the growth of the College through the decades, and join us in giving thanks to the Lord for his gracious provision and preeminence in all things.

 


Administration
President: Dr. J. Derek Halvorson
Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Jeff Hall
Vice President for Operations & Finance: Mr. Fred Verwoerd
Interim Vice President for Development: Mr. Marc M. Erickson
Vice President for Student Development: Dr. Brad Voyles

Student Body
Full-Time Undergraduate Students: 969 (Fall 2018)
Part-Time Undergraduate Students: 9 (Fall 2018)
Total Undergraduate Students: 978 (Fall 2018)
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Graduation Rate: 71% (2018)
Freshman Retention Rate: 86%
College-wide Retention Rate: 90%
Percent of Students Who Live on Campus: 83%
Number of States Represented by
Undergraduate Students:
42
Number of Countries Represented by
Undergraduate Students:
29
Percent of Undergraduates from Out of State: 69%
Percent of Undergraduates Who Were Home Schooled: 24%

Admissions (Entering Freshmen Fall 2018)
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
High School Unweighted GPA
25th and 75th Percentile:
3.46 - 3.95
SAT (evidence-based reading & writing)
25th and 75th Percentile:
580 - 690
SAT math
25th and 75th Percentile:
540 - 660
ACT Composite
25th and 75th Percentile:
23 - 30
CLT Composite: 76 - 94

Top Six Majors (2018 graduates)
1. English
4. History
2. Biology
5. Psychology/Community Development
3. Education
6. Interdisciplinary Studies/Sociology

Accreditation

Covenant College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Covenant College.


Faculty  
Full-Time Teaching Faculty:
62
Percent With Doctorate or Terminal Degree:
92%
Student-Teaching Faculty Ratio:
13 to 1
Average Class Size:
18

Facilities  
Residence Halls:
4
Classroom Buildings:
5
Library Buildings:
1
Athletic Buildings/Gyms:
2
Acres of College Property:
400

Financial Data  
Undergraduate Tuition (2018-19):
$33,360
Room and Board
(Average for 2018-19):
$10,260
Estimated Cost of Attendance
(Varies between students):
$44,590
Covenant College's Endowment:
$39.3 million
Percent of Students Who Receive
Some Form of Financial Aid:
99%

Intercollegiate Athletics
Member of NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics
Intercollegiate Sports Available:
Men's Baseball
  Varsity and JV Men's and Women's Basketball
  Men's and Women's Cross Country
  Men's Golf
  Varsity and JV Men's and Varsity and JV Women's Soccer
  Women's Softball
  Men's and Women's Tennis
  Men's and Women's Track & Field
  Varsity and JV Women's Volleyball

 

Notice: The above information is updated annually.

For more detailed data, please visit the Student Consumer Information page or the Institutional Research section of this website. We want to help. If you have any questions, contact us at 888.451.2683 or info@covenant.edu.

 

"God is not exalted by lessening your loves. The Christian path is not loving less, it's loving more and rightly...Our goal is not to love less but more."
– Dr. Kelly Kapic
Ever wonder what it's like to study on top of a mountain? Wonder no more!

Derek Halvorson

President Derek Halvorson draws a comparison between the prophet Daniel's exile in Babylon and the situation of faithful Christians in today's American cultural context.

Connor McGimsey '20

“As someone who wants to go into foreign services, Covenant has not only given me a considerable amount of connections through professors and the college’s resources, but has also taught me how to apply a Christian worldview to my fields of study which are, more often than not, part of a secular lifestyle.”
  - international studies major Connor McGimsey '20