Covenant College: Narrative Description

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14049 Scenic Hwy.
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Tel: (706)820-1560; 888-451-2683
Admissions: (706)419-1127
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church in America. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (master's degree in education only). Founded 1955. Setting: 250-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $14.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5210 per student. Total enrollment: 974. Faculty: 76 (60 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 667 applied, 66% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 865 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 37 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 37 other countries, 75% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 1% 25 or older, 86% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; English; biological/life sciences; business/marketing; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,930 includes full-time tuition ($18,750), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($5720). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $780 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 48 open to all. Most popular organizations: Psychology Club, interpretive dance group, Drama Club, Backpacking Club, various ministries. Major annual events: Homecoming, Madrigal dinners, Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: night security guards. 776 college housing spaces available; 740 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Kresge Memorial Library with 85,000 books, 5,000 microform titles, 12,000 serials, 4,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $395,000. 135 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 5 miles from Chattanooga, TN, and 120 miles from Atlanta, GA, Lookout Mountain is a suburban community that enjoys the cultural, recreational and social facilities of Chattanooga. The community has churches of all denominations, a library, various cultural opportunities, an aquarium, several hospitals, and health center at nearby Chattanooga. Part-time jobs are available.

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