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Tuition & Fees

$30,336

$30,336

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
37%
400-499
20%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
33%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
53%
18-23
23%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
43%
18-23
32%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 696
Declined + 41
Total Received 737
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Private (nonprofit)

1,014

undergraduate students

20

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 2299
ACT 2766

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School Facts

Houghton College, founded in 1883, is a private, coeducational Christian institution of the liberal arts and sciences. Its 1,300-acre campus is located in Houghton, NY, 60 miles from Buffalo and 70 miles from Rochester.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,034
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Wesleyan
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Houghton, NY

1,300-acre campus in Houghton (population: 1,693), 60 miles from Buffalo and 70 miles from Rochester; branch campus in West Seneca. Major airport and bus serve Buffalo; other airport and train serve Rochester. School operates transportation to airports, bus terminals, and train stations.

Houghton College
1 Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
87%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
37%
400-499
20%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
33%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
53%
18-23
23%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
43%
18-23
32%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 696
Declined + 41
Total Received 737

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Eric Currie
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 777-2556
F: 585 567-9522
admission@houghton.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III, provisional membership), Empire 8 Conference
Mascot
Highlanders
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescence Education/7-12
Applied Design/Visual Communication
Applied Physics
Art
Bible
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Ministries
Communication
Computer Science
Data Science
English
History
Human Resources Management
Humanities
Inclusive Childhood Education/1-6
Integrated Marketing Communication
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Development
Leadership Development
Liberal Arts
Management
Mathematics
Music
Music Collaborative Performance
Music Composition
Music Conducting
Music Education
Music Industry
Music Performance
Music/Elective Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Engineering
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation
Spanish
Sport/Recreation/Wellness Management
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Theology
Writing
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Undergraduate

98%

1,014
students

Female
64%
650

Male
36%
364

Graduate

2%

20
students

Female
50%
10

Male
50%
10

undergraduateFull-time

97%

990
students

Female
65%
636

Male
35%
354

undergraduatePart-time

3%

24
students

Female
59%
14

Male
41%
10

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Congo
South Korea
Thailand
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Janyce Smithley
Intercultural Admission Counselor
585 567-9353
janyce.smithley@houghton.edu

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