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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
Vice President for Operations & Finance: Mr. Fred Verwoerd
Interim Vice President for Development: Mr. Marc M. Erickson
Vice President for Student Development: Dr. Brad Voyles

Student Body
Full-Time Undergraduate Students: 801 (Fall 2020)
Part-Time Undergraduate Students: 45 (Fall 2020)
Total Undergraduate Students: 846 (Fall 2020)
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Graduation Rate: 67.6% (2020)
Freshman Retention Rate: 84.5%
College-wide Retention Rate: 91.5%
Percent of Students Who Live on Campus: 78%
Number of States Represented by
Undergraduate Students:
Number of Countries Represented
by Undergraduate Students:
Percent of Undergraduates from Out of State: 69%
Percent of Undergraduates Who Were Home Schooled: 30%

Admissions (Entering Freshmen Fall 2020)
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
High School GPA range
(middle 50%):
3.48 - 3.94
SAT (evidence-based reading & writing)
25th and 75th Percentile:
540 - 670
SAT math
25th and 75th Percentile:
520 - 635
ACT Composite
25th and 75th Percentile:
22 - 29
CLT Composite average: 77

Top Six Majors (2020 graduates)
1. English
4. Biology/Psychology
2. Business
5. Biblical & Theological Studies
3. Education/Art
6. History/Sociology


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:
12 to 1
Average Class Size:

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

Financial Data  
Undergraduate Tuition:
Room and Board
Estimated Cost of Attendance
(Varies between students):
Covenant College's Endowment:
$39.3 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 Golf
  Varsity and JV Men's and Varsity and JV Women's Soccer
  Women's Softball
  Men's and Women's Tennis
  Men's and Women's Track & Field
  Varsity and JV Women's Volleyball


Notice: The above information is updated annually.

For more detailed data, please visit the Student Consumer Information page or the Institutional Research section of this website. We want to help. If you have any questions, contact us at 888.451.2683 or


Matthew Bazzel '14 explains how an education at Covenant College transforms minds and enables students to think for themselves.
Ever wonder what it's like to study on top of a mountain? Wonder no more!

Dr. Scott Quatro

Dr. Quatro discusses Covenant’s Reformed theological perspective, unique among Christian colleges and expressed in every discipline on campus.

Allison Andrews '23

“Covenant’s Center for Calling & Career is extremely helpful in preparing students for career success after graduation. They revise resumes, counsel students through difficult decisions, and also host the Job Fair. Covenant believes in prayerful petition, but also in tangible action steps that put students on a path to achieving their goals (both are necessary in this walk).”
  - English major Allison Andrews '23