Covenant College

Private, Four-years School Located in Lookout Mountain, GA

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How much is the Covenant tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Covenant's tuition & fees is $40,464.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $55,112 when a student lives on-campus.

Covenant Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$40,464
Books & Supplies Costs$1,170
On-campus Room & Board$11,688
On-campus Expenses$1,790
Off-campus Room & Board$7,000
Off-campus Expenses$4,090
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$38,860

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Covenant for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $179,262 at Covenant. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $237,289. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $128,117.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$42,134$56,012$30,352
Sophomore (2024-25)$43,873$58,162$31,443
Junior (2025-26)$45,684$60,397$32,574
Senior (2026-27)$47,570$62,718$33,748
4 Years Total$179,262$237,289$128,117
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$43,873$58,162$31,443
Sophomore (2025-26)$45,684$60,397$32,574
Junior (2026-27)$47,570$62,718$33,748
Senior (2027-28)$49,533$65,131$34,965
4 Years Total$186,661$246,408$132,730
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$45,684$60,397$32,574
Sophomore (2026-27)$47,570$62,718$33,748
Junior (2027-28)$49,533$65,131$34,965
Senior (2028-29)$51,578$67,638$36,226
4 Years Total$194,366$255,884$137,513
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$47,570$62,718$33,748
Sophomore (2027-28)$49,533$65,131$34,965
Junior (2028-29)$51,578$67,638$36,226
Senior (2029-30)$53,707$70,243$37,535
4 Years Total$202,389$265,730$142,473
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$49,533$65,131$34,965
Sophomore (2028-29)$51,578$67,638$36,226
Junior (2029-30)$53,707$70,243$37,535
Senior (2030-31)$55,924$72,950$38,892
4 Years Total$210,742$275,961$147,617

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Covenant' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $19,537.
Covenant College$40,464
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Covenant and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Covenant CollegeLookout Mountain, GA$40,464$15,651
Young Harris CollegeYoung Harris, GA$32,305$12,000
Spelman CollegeAtlanta, GA$30,058-
Paine CollegeAugusta, GA$14,596-

Financial Aid and COA

At Covenant College, 832 students (95%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $24,643.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Covenant is $30,469 for students living on-campus and $28,081 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 250 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $26,658 and the average amount of student loans is $7,996.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$55,112
COA (off-campus)$52,724
Tuition & Fees$40,464
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,648
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,260
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,469
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,081
Average Financial Aid$24,643
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship83295%$24,643
Pell Grants17720%$4,449
Federal Student Loan39946%$5,976
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid250100%-
Grants or Scholarships249100%$26,658
Federal Grants5221%$6,433
Pell Grants5221%$4,626
Other Federal Grants2410%$3,917
State/Local Grants8434%$4,935
Institutional Grants24598%$24,036
Student Loan Aid12349%$7,996
Federal Student Loans12249%$5,260
Other Student Loans229%$15,535

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Covenant's acceptance rate is 88.54%. A total of 794 applicants applied to and 703 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 266 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 37.84%.
To apply to Covenant, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate88.54%87.63%89.37%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)37.84%39.34%36.49%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Covenant. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,185 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 26.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.
SAT Total1,1851,0701,300
National Average1,174
Georgia Average1,121
SAT EBRW605550660
SAT Math580520640
ACT Composite262329
National Average25
Georgia Average23
ACT Math242127
ACT English282233

Student Population

Covenant College has a total of 886 students including 847 undergraduate and 39 graduate students. By gender, there are 419 male students and 495 female students attending Covenant. The school offers online degree programs and 7 students enrolled online exclusively (0.79% of all students).
Total914 419495
Undergraduate872 407465
Graduate42 1230

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, GA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered40 Programs
Graduate Program Offered12 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate82.02%
Student Population886
Graduation Rate73%
Transfer-out Rate15%
Retention Rate77% (Full-time), 31% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties58 (Full-time), 33 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs187 (Full-time), 41 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$73,822
Average Staff Salary$51,728