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Covenant College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1955
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in America
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 937
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $21,531,520
Admissions Address

14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Website

http://www.covenant.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@covenant.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Wallace Anderson
Admissions office telephone: (706) 820-2398
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 16 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 65%
Total applicants: 951
Total acceptances: 615
Total freshman enrollment: 307
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 415
Male acceptances: 262
Male freshman enrollment: 134
 
Female applicants: 536
Female acceptances: 353
Female freshman enrollment: 173
Out-of-state freshmen: 74%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 62
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 42
Students enrolled from waiting list: 18


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 22%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 43%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 47%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 78%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 - 660
Math: 500 - 620
Combined: 1030 - 1280


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 14.0% 7.0%
600-699 36.0% 30.0%
500-599 37.0% 40.0%
400-499 10.0% 22.0%
300-399 3.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 55%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 - 30
Math: 20 - 27
Composite: 21 - 28


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.0% 28.0% 9.0%
24-29 48.0% 35.0% 44.0%
18-23 35.0% 31.0% 38.0%
12-17 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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