Covenant College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Covenant College
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Covenant College Admissions Overview:

Covenant College's acceptance rate is 94%, meaning that it is open to almost all who apply. Interested students should send in an online application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, references from a teacher and a religious leader, and a personal statement. Prospective students are not required to visit the campus, but are encouraged to do so, along with scheduling an in-person interview with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Covenant College Description:

Covenant College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America. The college was founded in 1955 and has a stunning location on top of Lookout Mountain in the northwest corner of Georgia, not far from Chattanooga, Tennessee. The college takes its Presbyterian identity seriously--the school's motto is "In all things Christ preeminent," and all students must be professing Christians. Covenant does well with financial aid, and nearly all students receive grant aid.

Students can choose from over 30 majors--ranging from art and education, to chemistry and journalism. Outside of class, students can take part in a number of student clubs and organizations. With over 50 choices, Covenant's clubs include dance troupes, music ensembles, athletic groups, and language clubs.

In organized athletics, the Covenant Scots and Lady Scots compete in the NCAA Division III Great South Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,058 (1,005 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,230
  • Books: $1,170 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,630
  • Other Expenses: $1,670
  • Total Cost: $44,700

Covenant College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,229
    • Loans: $6,389

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Elementary Education, Social Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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