Tuition & Fees

$31,540

$31,540

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
34%
500-599
34%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
1%
700-800
11%
600-699
31%
500-599
37%
400-499
13%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
21%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
6-11
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
22%
12-17
18%
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 750
Declined + 71
Total Received 821
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Private (nonprofit)

1,031

undergraduate students

13

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 1,044
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)

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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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
34%
500-599
34%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
1%
700-800
11%
600-699
31%
500-599
37%
400-499
13%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
21%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
6-11
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
22%
12-17
18%
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%

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

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 750
Declined + 71
Total Received 821

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

Ryan Spear
Director of Admission
P: 800 777-2556
F: 585 567-9522
admission@houghton.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 777-2556
F: 585 567-9610
financialaid@houghton.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Marianne Loper
Director of Student Financial Services
financialaid@houghton.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Climbing, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Handball, Paddle Sports, Racquetball, Skiing, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

H. Skip Lord (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business
  3. Communication

Programs Offered

  • 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-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,044

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,031
students

Female
62%
643

Male
38%
388

1%

13
students

Female
54%
7

Male
46%
6

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

972
students

Female
62%
602

Male
38%
370

6%

59
students

Female
70%
41

Male
30%
18

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
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

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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 Required 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

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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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Rebekah Smith
Intercultural Admission Counselor
585 567-9353
rebekah.smith@houghton.edu

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