Fast Facts

Founded in 1955, Covenant College is an academically rigorous liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).


At Covenant, we take our motto, “In all things Christ preeminent,” very seriously. We strive to ground everything we say and do in Christ and his teachings. So if you’re looking to wrestle with important and difficult questions in an encouraging and challenging community, you’ve come to the right place.



Since 1955, Covenant College has provided a first-rate, life-changing college education. From humble beginnings in Pasadena, California, Covenant is now blessed with hundreds of acres atop beautiful Lookout Mountain, Georgia, an excellent faculty, and students eager to prepare for extraordinary callings in ordinary places. Take a look back at the growth of the College through the decades, and join us in giving thanks to the Lord for his gracious provision and preeminence in all things.


President:Dr. J. Derek Halvorson
Vice President for Academic Affairs:Dr. Jeff Hall
Interim Vice President for Admissions:Mr. Matthew Bryant
Vice President for Business & Finance:Mr. Dan Wykoff
Interim Vice President for Development:Mr. Jeff Sandhoff
Vice President for Student Development:Dr. Brad Voyles

Student Body
Full-Time Undergraduate Students:1,050 (Fall 2013)
Part-Time Undergraduate Students:54 (Fall 2013)
Total Undergraduate Students:1,104 (Fall 2013)
Freshman Retention Rate:85%
College-wide Retention Rate:85%
Percent of Students Who Live on Campus:83%
Number of States Represented by
Undergraduate Students:
Number of Countries Represented by
Undergraduate Students:
Percent of Undergraduates from Out of State:76%
Percent of Undergraduates Who Were Home Schooled:24%

Admissions (Entering Freshmen Fall 2013)
Accepted Percentage:57%
High School GPA Range (middle 50%):3.31 - 3.85
SAT Critical Reading for
25th and 75th Percentile:
540 - 650
SAT Math for
25th and 75th Percentile:
520 - 630
ACT Composite for
25th and 75th Percentile:
23 - 29


Admissions Profile

Covenant College offers students an academically rigorous liberal arts education, equipping them to explore and express the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things. Consistent with this mission, the average freshman has the following academic record from high school:

  • 3.61 un-weighted GPA
  • 1180 (Math + Critical Reading) SAT or 25 composite ACT

While this is the average academic profile that characterizes our student body, potential applicants should keep in mind that we consider every application on an individual basis. Transfer applicants are considered in light of this academic profile, as well as academic performance in any college-level coursework. Anyone interested in a Covenant College education should apply.


Top Six Majors 
Community Development


Covenant College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Covenant College.

Full-Time Teaching Faculty:
Percent With Doctorate or Terminal Degree:
Student-Teaching Faculty Ratio:
14 to 1

Residence Halls:
Classroom Buildings:
Library Buildings:
Athletic Buildings/Gyms:
Acres of College Property:

Financial Data 
Undergraduate Tuition (2013-14):
Room and Board
(Average for 2013-14):
Estimated Cost of Attendance
(Varies between students):
Covenant College's Endowment:
$26.9 million
Percent of Students Who Receive
Some Form of Financial Aid:

Intercollegiate Athletics
Member of NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics
Intercollegiate Sports Available:
Men's Baseball
 Varsity and JV Men's and Women's Basketball
 Men's and Women's Cross Country
 Men's and Women's Golf
 Varsity and JV Men's and Varsity and JV Women's Soccer
 Women's Softball
 Men's and Women's Tennis
 Varsity and JV Women's Volleyball

Student Life 
Percent of Student Body who Participate in Intramural Sports:
Intramural Sports Available:
Men's and Women's Basketball
 Men's Flag Football
 Men's and Women's Soccer
 Men's and Women's Tennis
 Men's and Women's Volleyball


Notice: The above information is updated annually.

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