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Covenant College Data & Information Overview

2 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
89% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Covenant College Ranked?

#834 Best Colleges in Nation
#21 Best Colleges in GA
General Psychology Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 2 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

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Overall Quality

Covenant landed the #834 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Covenant held the #835 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Covenant also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Covenant?

89% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
34% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Covenant College has an acceptance rate of 89%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Covenant.

Average Test Scores

About 34% 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 550 and 660. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Covenant College  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Covenant College  ( 520 to 640 )
Covenant received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Covenant College  ( 23 to 29 )

Learn more about Covenant College admissions.

Covenant College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Covenant, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Covenant College

83% Freshmen Retention
59% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Covenant College has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Covenant the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 59%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

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

Covenant College Undergraduate Student Diversity

801 Full-Time Undergraduates
10.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 865 undergraduates at Covenant with 801 being full-time and 64 being part-time.

How Much Does Covenant College Cost?

$25,389 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
$33,596 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Covenant is $25,389. 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 +
$19,826 $26,551 $21,833 $25,497 $28,897

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 52% of students took out student loans averaging $8,399 a year. That adds up to $33,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Covenant is 0.8%. 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?

$46,183 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Covenant make about $46,183 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Covenant students since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Covenant College make the most money.

Location of Covenant College

Georgia State
801 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
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

30 Majors With Completions
222 Undergraduate Degrees
18 Graduate Degrees
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 18 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 Biology 25 NA
Economics 21 $38,105
Interdisciplinary Studies 21 NA
General Business/Commerce 19 NA
General Psychology 18 $28,478
Fine & Studio Arts 16 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 $33,172
Writing Studies 13 NA
Computer Information Systems 11 NA
General Physical Sciences 10 NA

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

Online Learning at Covenant

1% Take At Least One Class Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 9 students took at least one online class at Covenant College. This is a decrease from the 33 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 9 0
2019-2020 33 33
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Covenant College.

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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.


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