Covenant College

Covenant College

Covenant College is a Christian college which was established in 1955. The college was initially located in Pasadena, California, and was later moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Finally, in 1965, the campus was set up in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. The Covenant College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

The sports teams of the college are nicknamed the Scots and the Lady Scots. The teams participate in sports including baseball, softball, basketball, golf, cross country, and soccer. The sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

The student-published "Parents eNewsletter" offers regular updates to the parents. In addition, Covenant College supports a number of clubs and organizations such as the Debate Society, Musical Theatre Club, Volleyball Club, Mu Alpha Theta Prime, African American Fellowship, and Philosophy Club.

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Contacting Covenant

Covenant College
14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain , GA 30750-4164
General Phone: (706) 820-1560

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Covenant Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management168business, business and related services
Liberal Arts74French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, sociology, social studies, history
Education and Teaching55curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, science teaching, history teaching
Science17biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics, physical science courses
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy, philosophy and religious studies, bible studies
Fine Arts9fine arts studies
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Music3music, music performance
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Covenant in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34730
Master's degree102

Covenant Student Body

In 2007-2008, Covenant had a total enrollment of 1,343 students (1,291 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 38%
20-21 27%
22-24 8%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina8%
South Carolina4%
(International Students)2%
State unknown1%
New Mexico1%
New Jersey1%

Covenant Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Covenant Room and Board (2007)

Covenant offers campus housing for 963 of its 1,291 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lookout Mountain, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Covenant Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510660
SAT Math490630
SAT Writing500640
ACT Verbal1927
ACT Math2129
ACT Composite2128

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT55%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Covenant Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,320
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,320
Room and board $ 6,900
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Covenant participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 348400)

Covenant Faculty

Covenant has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$64,9591*
Associate professoracademic year21$56,8045$50,350
Assistant professoracademic year8$49,9755$45,754
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year53$59,46613$48,738

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Covenant Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Baseball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Track Appalachian Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports374380

Covenant Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Covenant Apart:

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% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in fine arts
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Top 16%Covenant % of degrees in fine arts

checked The Presbyterian Church in America affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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