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Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About Covenant College

Located on Lookout Mountain, GA and founded in 1955, Covenant College offers a distinctly Christian liberal arts education. Through the integration of faith and learning, a Covenant education is spiritually nourishing and academically challenging, equipping students with the skills and experiences they need to lead successful lives and careers.THE COVENANT ASCENT - We engage the entire student through Academic Excellence, Spiritual Formation, and Professional Development. Be developed for your professional calling in an academically rigorous environment, and equipped to be a change-agent in your career, church, family, and community. COMMUNITY - Grounded in tradition and a time-tested theological heritage, the Covenant community includes classmates, faculty, staff, and alumni who are all eager to help you succeed, shaped by a unifying love that stems from the gospel. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE - We offer a challenging yet rewarding education guided by Christian faculty who earned doctorates from some of the most prestigious universities in the nation and world, preparing you for both graduate school and the workforce. SPIRITUAL FORMATION - We believe true spiritual growth comes from encountering Jesus as a community. From chapel to the classroom, from residence halls to the athletic fields, students find transformative spiritual enrichment throughout their Covenant experience. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Covenant’s professional training complements your education so you can enter the working world with the confidence and skills needed to succeed. The Center for Calling & Career (CCC) prepares you to enter the working world, helping with everything from resume writing to interview preparation, and assisting students in finding college internships and jobs after graduation. LIFE & CAREER - The Covenant Ascent helps clarify your calling in God's world preparing, you to succeed in future academic endeavors, to grow in relationship with the Lord throughout your entire life, and to thrive in whatever career the Lord calls you to.

Covenant College Overview

Covenant College is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Covenant College was founded in 1955 and presently has around 914 students a year, including 872 undergraduates. Covenant College offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! March 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by March 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Covenant College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Covenant College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Covenant College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Covenant College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Covenant College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Covenant College on the Student Life page.

2022 Covenant College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%
Tuition $36,700
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $33,686

Is Covenant College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Covenant College offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Covenant College

It is moderately difficult to get into Covenant College. Around 89% of applicants get into Covenant College each year. Out of 794 applications received in 2022, 703 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Covenant College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Covenant College, around 82% return for their sophomore year. Covenant College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 72%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Covenant College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Covenant College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Covenant College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Covenant College meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,686 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $23,847 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Covenant College.

Based on this information, is Covenant College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Covenant College a good school for you?

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Where is Covenant College Located?

Covenant College is located in the suburban setting of Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

If you would like to see Covenant College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 24 to Lookout Mountain, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lovell Field.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Covenant College and Lookout Mountain are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Covenant College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Covenant College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Covenant College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Covenant College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Covenant College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Covenant College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Covenant College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1290


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1290 and Above


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1090 and Less


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The median SAT score for Covenant College students is 1235. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Covenant College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Covenant College.

Covenant College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Covenant College is like? There are approximately 914 students enrolled at Covenant College, including 872 undergraduate students and 42 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 30% percent are from GA and 70% percent of students are from other states.


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