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Covenant College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Covenant College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Covenant College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Covenant College was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

Covenant landed the #298 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Covenant also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Covenant College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Covenant?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 95%, Covenant has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to Covenant submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Covenant College  ( 590 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Covenant College  ( 540 to 660 )
Covenant received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Covenant College  ( 24 to 30 )

Learn more about Covenant College admissions.

Covenant College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Covenant College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Covenant College is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Covenant College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Covenant College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Covenant for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Covenant College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Covenant

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 946 undergraduates at Covenant with 887 being full-time and 59 being part-time.

Covenant Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 85.03 out of 100, Covenant is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.03 out of 100
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How Much Does Covenant College Cost?

The overall average net price of Covenant is $22,234. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Covenant

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,921 $19,629 $20,607 $23,373 $26,123

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Covenant, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Covenant, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $6,795 a year. That adds up to $27,180 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Covenant is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Covenant Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Covenant make around $41,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Covenant College make the most money.

Location of Covenant College

Covenant College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Covenant.

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Contact details for Covenant are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750-4164
Phone: 706-820-1560

Covenant College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Covenant College. Of these students, 222 received undergraduate degrees and 19 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 21 NA
Interdisciplinary Studies 19 NA
Economics 19 NA
Biblical Studies 18 NA
General Biology 18 NA
Computer Information Systems 17 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 15 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 $32,100
General Business/Commerce 14 NA
General English Literature 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Covenant College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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