Covenant College was founded in 1955 in Pasadena, California, though the school moved the following year to Saint Louis, Missouri. The school separated from the seminary in 1964 and moved to its current location in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. The belongs to the Presbyterian Church in America, and as such adheres to the religious principles put forth by the church. The school offers a quality liberal arts education and is dedicated to the betterment of individuals through education and faith.
Covenant College offers a large number of academic programs to provide students the ability to choose which major suits their academic and career needs. Undergraduate programs take approximately four years to complete, fulfilling general education requirements while allowing for the study of lower and upper division courses related to their major. Students completing one of these programs will earn a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Covenant College offers master degree programs in education and teaching, requiring a bachelor's degree in order to apply to.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Covenant College must complete and submit the application for admission, provide transcripts and standardized test scores, complete the essay, provide a reference from an academic and church source and participate in an interview (optional). Once the information needed is provided a decision will be rendered regarding admission and the student informed. Accepted students will be provided additional information regarding costs, boarding, registration and more.
99% of students enrolled at Covenant College receive financial assistance through grants and scholarships. A completed and submitted Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is needed for the school to determine need, eligibility and awards and to disburse funds properly each year.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Covenant College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Covenant College has a total student population of about 1,100, with undergraduate students making up about 95% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $30,000-$37,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students
- The estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is around $11,000, which includes twenty meals provided each week
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$16,327|
|Receiving Student Loans||52%||$6,952|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Covenant College may offer services to students including:
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
Covenant College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 58%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||48%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Covenant College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCCAA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Usa South Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Usa South Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Covenant College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Covenant College for official up-to-date information.