Covenant College '13
Majoring in Philosophy
Member since 2/1/2012
Good Aid, but Tuition Is Still Expensive – I received a good amount of financial aid, scholarships and loans, but I still have to work during school to come up with the several thousand left over every year. The financial aid office is very helpful and will personally meet with students, but tuition is just really expensive no matter what you do.
Great, but Rigorous – The academics at Covenant are fantastic. We have a pretty large requirement for credit hours though, and a lot of the classes are fairly difficult and/pr labor intensive. For some reason we don't advertise ourselves as an especially academically rigorous school, so it's always a bit of a shock the first time someone hears that students at other school don't always take more than 15 hours a semester and study all the time.
The professors are great, and have been one of my favorite things about Covenant. They take a genuine personal interest in their students and are willing to talk about schoolwork and life.
Being a very small campus, we don't have college transportation. If you park your car in one of the further lots from main campus, you can call the Safety/Security office's shuttle (car) for a ride back to main campus, but that's all.
Covenant doesn't have any Greek life, but most "halls" on campus have close-knit community and student life.
It's possible to find decent, even good, food at meals in the only dining hall on campus. It's not great though; the food gets repetitive, and sometimes they put things together that have no business being in the same dish (i.e. almonds and chili powder on broccoli). Peanut butter and jelly are always a staple. The new fresh baked bread they've started this year is really good.
There are plenty of spaces in the two off campus lots, but they're a long walk from main campus. This is especially true if it's windy, rainy, or cold, one or more of which is usually the case on the mountain. On campus parking is better, but the lots fill up quickly and are downhill (at a very steep incline) from the majority of campus.
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