Houghton College

Houghton, NY

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.

School Profiles: Undergrad Christian Life

Houghton College

Houghton, NY

At Houghton College, you’ll get a tailor-made, one-of-a-kind Christian education experience that supports your individual interests, dreams, and goals. We not only prepare you for a job after you graduate—we lay the groundwork for an amazing rest-of-your-life.


• 40+ majors

• Featured programs:
- Criminal Justice
- Data Science
- Engineering
- Equestrian
- Music Industry

• Online courses for high school juniors and seniors

• D-III NCAA athletics

At Houghton, you will...

...pursue your calling
At Houghton, we take your unique blend of interests, talents, and abilities and help you translate them into the meaningful work that God has for you to do in the world.

...do life together
For a school with just under 1,000 students, Houghton’s student body is surprisingly diverse—and that’s what makes our community life so special. At Houghton, you will live with a community of motivated and passionate students from 39 states, 31 countries, and 30 different Christian denominations.

...love where you live
Houghton is located in the scenic Genesee Valley of western New York State, and our 1,300-acre campus is yours to explore! Hike the trails or splash in the creek that runs through campus. Our stunning outdoor setting makes it easy to find a place to pray, think, study, or play. 

...and prepare for life! 
With over 40 majors and programs and an innovative general education core curriculum, a Houghton education will prepare you to meet the challenges of the 21st century. 

Through mentoring relationships with faculty and staff, incredible opportunities for hands-on learning, and significant extracurricular experiences, you will be transformed day by day into the person God wants you to be and more fully embrace the purpose God has for your life.