Houghton College

Houghton, NY

Houghton College

Houghton, NY

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Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$34,466

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 803
Declined 201
Total Received 1,004
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Private

1,028

undergraduate students

34

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 1,062
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Wesleyan

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.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

Houghton College
1 Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY
14744

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
87%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $42
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 803
Declined 201
Total Received 1,004

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$25,494

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,920
Room $5,288
Board $4,568
Additional fees $546
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $45,322
Average Financial Aid - $25,494
Total with Avg. Aid $19,828
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 585 567-9328
F: 585 567-9610
financialaid@houghton.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

ballroom dance, basketball, climbing, flag football, martial arts, paddle sports, racquetball, skiing, soccer, swing dance, volleyball, water aerobics, Zumba

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Empire 8

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Conducting.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Biology.
Equestrian/Equine Studies.
History, General.
Human Resources Development.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
Keyboard Instruments.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Organizational Leadership.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign).
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Writing, General.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business
  3. Communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,062

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

1,028
students

Female
60%
620

Male
40%
408

3%

34
students

Female
62%
21

Male
38%
13

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

912
students

Female
59%
540

Male
41%
372

11%

116
students

Female
69%
80

Male
31%
36

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

16%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Ghana
Korea, Republic Of
Malawi
Russian Federation
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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