Houghton College

Houghton, NY

Houghton College

Houghton, NY

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$32,488

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

12.6

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 810
Declined 264
Total Received 1,074
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Private

1,043

undergraduate students

16

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,059
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Buffalo, Rochester
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Buffalo-Niagara International

Houghton College
1 Willard Avenue
Houghton
14744

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Global Christian Fellowship
  • Student Government Association
  • Mercy Seat
  • Allegany County Outreach
  • Kairos (formerly Intercultural Student Association)

Top Events

  • SPOT (variety show)
  • Midnight Breakfast
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Emergency phone number rings directly to cell phone carried by officer on duty 24/7, automatic fire alarms throughout campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
27%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.25

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 810
Declined 264
Total Received 1,074

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Racquetball, Table tennis, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Table tennis, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Equestrian sports, Rock climbing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Equestrian sports, Rock climbing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3
NCCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Brass Instruments
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Design and Visual Communications, General
Development Economics and International Development
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Keyboard Instruments
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Percussion Instruments
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Stringed Instruments
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera
Woodwind Instruments
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

1,059

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,043
students

Female
63%
653

Male
37%
390

2%

16
students

Female
38%
6

Male
62%
10

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

998
students

Female
63%
623

Male
37%
375

5%

45
students

Female
67%
30

Male
33%
15

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 64%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

61

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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