College Junior 2013-08-20T20:54:08Z
I honestly wish they offered me more choices. I do get a good amount of money due to my good grades, but I work really hard for them. I wish there were more opportunities, seeing as how expensive the school is.
College Junior 2013-08-20T20:52:46Z
Guys & Girls:
Every student is open and friendly. While you can make friends with people on sports teams or leading chapel or just on your hall, you will soon find yourself making new friends all over campus because of the Christ focus in the community.
College Junior 2013-08-20T20:50:15Z
I love the beginning of fall semester and the end of spring semester when it comes to the weather. Because it's right on top of a mountain, the nature is beautiful; however, winters are brutal. We usually don't get too much snow, but it sure does get icy and slushy.
College Junior 2013-08-20T20:48:30Z
I loved the first dorm I was in at Covenant, Mac/Rymer. They're rooms are suite styled with a study room and shared bathroom. The common rooms on each hall have a working stove, oven, and fridge. If you want a different style, Founders Hall is a very good set-up of a community hall. There are choices, and each one is nicely set up.
College Junior 2013-08-20T20:46:56Z
The campus is small enough to walk to every building, but there is nothing close enough to drive to. I can walk from the two buildings farthest apart on campus in less than 15 minutes, but the closest Walmart is 25 minutes away, and the closest fast food restaurant is about the same.
College Sophomore 2013-08-13T00:02:55Z
The campus is alcohol an drug free, so there is no drinking at school events. The Blink, our snack shop, is open every night for sodas, chicken wraps, smoothies, etc, and is a popular place to hang out. There are a few dance parties put on by various halls throughout the year, but most of what happens at night is just groups of friends and hall mates hanging out in their rooms and watching movies or talking.
College Sophomore 2013-08-12T23:51:28Z
We have four co-ed dorms, with floors being divided by gender. Residence life and community are strongly emphasized and dorm and hall identities are very strong (especially a few of the guys halls). Each building has a lobby and RA office, which are areas for socializing. The resident director of the building is very involved with the students under his/her care and prays for them; my RD knew my name, in spite of the fact I only talked with him briefly a handful of times. A book on Christian community is required reading for freshmen.
College Sophomore 2013-08-12T23:43:12Z
With very few exceptions (interdisciplinary studies requires an essay explaining your plan to integrate the three fields you choose), all you have to do to enter a major is to select one when you sign up before you register for classes. To change your major, you must have your academic advisor(s) sign a form and submit the form to the records office.
College Sophomore 2013-08-12T23:35:32Z
The campus is predominantly white. The college does emphasize the importance of understanding other cultures in the core classes and in lecture series, however. A fair number of missionary kids add diversity as well.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T22:00:11Z
Kind of a hard question to answer; IT is currently updating most of the technology on campus. It has markedly improved since I started, however. Wireless is available all over the campus, and at a decent speed (if a bit spotty). Each dorm building has its own computer lab, as well as a larger one in Mills hall.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T21:56:19Z
Complaining about the food is kind of a running joke on campus. The food honestly isn't that bad; always avoid certain options, and take care with others, and there's really not much of anything to complain about. (Don't eat the asparagus.)
A couple of plusses: the dining hall is pretty much always open. If you need to stop in to grab a sandwich, you can do so just about any time; during the day, the dining hall only closes for about an hour, total. Also, the basic room and meal plan is unlimited, with reduced options for off-campus students.
For after-hours food, there is also a small cafe on campus. Not much to say here; the food's usually pretty good.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T21:48:52Z
Covenant really doesn't have much in the way of transportation. The school is set a good 15-30 minutes away from Chattanooga, so off-campus transportation isn't much of a consideration. There is a campus shuttle, which mostly ferries students from campus to the more remote parking lots or to the local doctor's office, as necessary. This said, all students are allowed cars on (or near) campus, and even without a car it's pretty easy to find transportation when necessary.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T21:45:18Z
The thing that struck me most about Covenant is the professors. The professors in my area of study know their students by name, and I feel comfortable talking with just about any of them.
Another thing about Covenant: the campus is *gorgeous.* The school is practically on the top of Lookout Mountain, right next to Chattanooga; it gives great views of Tennessee and Georgia from most perspectives. On top of this, the campus itself is immaculately kept. The grounds crew takes a lot of pride in their work, and it shows.
Finally, Covenant has no Greek Life. I consider this a good thing: it helps keep peer pressure and hazing down, and each residence hall has a distinct enough feel that they give the sense of community most people look for in fraternities.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T21:38:45Z
Covenant's facilities are, by and large, quite good. Some of the buildings show their age a bit, but at least three were constructed within the last 10 years, and all are very well maintained. The school doesn't have much in the way of a student center (mostly just an after-hours cafe), but most students feel free to hang out just about anywhere.
Covenant also has a very rich body of student activities and traditions. Each hall on campus has its own set of activities or quirks that sets them apart from the others, giving the student life a very distinctive flavor.
College Sophomore 2013-05-23T00:44:06Z
There are no sororities or fraternities at Covenant College. I am grateful there is no pressure to be a member of a specific group. The focus on God, takes the place of Greek life at Covenant.
College Sophomore 2013-05-23T00:40:51Z
I am studying Psychology at Covenant College. Even from the very first day of my General Psychology class, I have been thoroughly impressed with the amount of knowledge and passion the professors have behind this field of study. The professors also make it a point to get to know their students on a personal level. I feel at peace with my decision to study Psychology.
College Sophomore 2013-05-23T00:36:26Z
The drug use at Covenant College is very small. You have to search hard to discover people using drugs. Furthermore no one is pressured into using drugs to be accepted.
College Sophomore 2013-05-23T00:34:01Z
Covenant College has great academics. Nevertheless that is not what I have grown most from. The most beneficial aspect of Covenant are the relationships I am building and the spiritual growth I have experienced.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:35:57Z
It is a Christian school that understands what it means to be a Christian school. It's not legalistic, but is extremely good at integrating faith and learning. I appreciate the professors knowledge and understanding of both sides of the story. No injustice is done in the classroom on either side.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:32:01Z
Not much partying or drinking. It is a Christian school. If you want a night life, you have to go into the city of Chatanooga
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:29:26Z
Decent dormitories, however the gym is not stellar, and the classrooms could be better.
College Junior 2013-03-25T01:11:28Z
You can't live off campus until you are a senior, but as a senior there are so many options. You can live on the mountain, or off the mountain. I've never met anyone that struggled to find a place. In general it is relatively inexpensive to live off campus. All of my friends have great landlords.
College Junior 2013-03-25T01:09:22Z
Well currently the entire United States is going through crazy weather, but it is typically beautiful here, with the occasional foggy day. Because we live on a mountaintop, there is always the possibility of waking up and walking through a cloud. But overall the weather is beautiful.
College Junior 2013-03-23T23:49:48Z
There really is no public transport around Covenant. There is transportation once you get off the mountain though.
College Junior 2013-03-23T23:46:18Z
I have not looked into off-campus housing options, but I have heard that if you start early it's not too difficult to find good housing.
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