Covenant College

332 reviews
  1. Lookout Mountain, GA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Covenant College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
SAT Range
1050-1280
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,238/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,834/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,236/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,210/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,527/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,438/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,049Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Committed
    27%
  • Hipster Wannabe
    27%
  • Accepting
    13%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Granola
    7%
  • Judgmental
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Community
    46%
  • Joke
    23%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Reformed (Presbyterian)
    8%

After Covenant College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

332 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    114
  • Average
    89
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    16
Covenant is a very academically challenging school. I feel pushed and challenged in my studies by the on campus community, and by the professors. It is a great environment. Professors really do care about your studies and future, and want to assist you in whatever way they can. Chapels are informative and often interesting. Classes are great for the most part. Professors don't often make use of TA's, and teach their own classes. Because of this, not a lot of research is being done, which is one of the school's shortcomings. Research is done, just not a ton of it. The positive is that with small class sizes, you get to know the professors who teach the classes. Almost all of the professors i've taken have been outstanding people.

Community/residence life on campus is phenomenal. RA staff and community coordinators do a great job of facilitating great relationships and a fun environment. I honestly can't say enough about how good the res. life staff is!

The campus is beautiful as well. Looking from my dorm window I can see the lights of Chattanooga at night, and mountains beyond during the day. Sunrises and sunsets from the windows of the academic buildings and dining hall are second to none. It really is a beautiful campus, and rightly earns its ranking as the #1 most beautiful christian school.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
While there are struggles with living roughly 2,000 from my family, ultimately I am grateful to be living on campus. I have already grown so much by learning how to manage life without my family, but also on how to trust those around me when I need help, such as from my roommates. Community, while not perfect, is so much better here than I would have received if I had gone to another school near home, and I am very glad to not have to use a community bathroom! I am not in the correct dorm building, but that is more my fault than those that placed me here on my recommendation; even so the dorm and its community has already done much for me in my own personal growth physically, emotionally, and even spiritually.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 18 2015
Your Stomach Will Jump for Joy! Because Covenant College is right above Chattanooga, Tennessee, the dining options are limitless. The prices range, often places are open late or all night, and they are almost all easy to find. A few favorites include The Yellow Deli which is open all night and is a great place to study. Fiddle music plays in the background as you are served homemade roasted lamb sandwiches and Yerba mates. You can use WiFi as long as you want and if that's not enough to tempt you, The Yellow Deli screams hippie with its tie-dye-colored walls and murals that focus on the 60s. Other favorites include Aretha Frankensteins, where pancakes come by the truckload and syrup is not in short supply, and The Terminal, home to the best beer in town and beautiful at night out on the terrace. If none of these temp you, check out Green Life, Urban Stack, City Cafe, and Julie Darling Doughnuts. Chattanooga offers the best in healthy eating and coffee. Please come and eat!
  • College Senior
  • June 3 2011