My husband and I attended Covenant College years ago, and are pleased with both its growth and more global emphasis. Covenant is a small, very biblical based Georgia school, and the campus is on top of a mountain. Very isolated from the nearby town of Chattanooga, TN way back in the 1980s, but now it has doubled its number of students and makes great effort to connect students with both local and global events and ongoing volunteer programs.
Covenant has a dual degree engineering program with Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and has always had a great Education Program. (Believe they also offer a Masters in Education?) The school encourages entrepreneurs, missions minded folks, and practical opportunities to try out your passions before you graduate. Art/photography, Theater, Computer Science, and Music are taken seriously and produce accomplished students. Academics are Strong, and do not take a back seat to Bible at this school.
Some Christian colleges slide away from their beliefs, and over time become more secular schools with “Christian roots”. But NOT Covenant College. The faculty all sign a statement of faith and belief EVERY year, and since the college is the official college of the Presbyterian Church of America, the bar is set high. This does not mean this is a legalistic college, where all students must conform to the stated beliefs. The most positive thing I can say about Covenant is that professors want you to figure out WHAT you believe and WHY. Not just continue to carry your parents/family worldview, but thoughtfully consider what you personally believe. I remember learning about the Catholic Church in one of my bible classes. I had grown up without knowing any Catholics, and thought of it as a “wayward cult” kind of church. It really helped me to hear and understand how/why the Catholic church was started, and why they believe what they do.
So Covenant is not a monastery, the students do have fun, get to wear what they want (with just a modest dress code for basic decency) and unlike when we were students, the college students now get to dance. (Yes, DANCING! No school dances when we were there.) There are international festivals celebrating all countries represented at the school. There is a strong intermural program, great entertainment from current students AND from acts brought in by student government association.
Professors are personally connected with students, class sizes are small (with a few basic intro classes that are taught in the auditorium). Now that the student size has increased, you can comfortably find your tribe. There are all kinds of students, a good representation of homeschool students, and missionary kids who have little to no experience living in America.
You may not have many students interested in this small college, but I am glad to answer any questions about Covenant College.