Houghton College

Houghton, NY

Houghton College

Houghton, NY

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Undergrad Christian Life

Christian Life Profile

Excellence for the Glory of God

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.

At Houghton, you will...

...pursue your calling
Take your unique blend of interests, talents, and abilities and translate them into the meaningful work that God intends for you to do in the world. 

...do life together
Join a community of motivated and passionate students from 36 states, 35 countries, and 30 different Christian denominations. 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. 

...love where you live
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, and play. Houghton’s 1,300-acre campus, located in the scenic Genesee Valley of western New York State, is yours to explore!  

...and prepare for life! 
Be transformed day by day into the person God wants you to be and embrace the purpose God has for your life more fully. With over 40 majors and programs and an innovative core curriculum, a Houghton education will prepare you to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Prepare to fulfill your God-given purpose through mentoring relationships with faculty and staff, incredible opportunities for hands-on learning, and significant extracurricular experiences, including NCAA Division III athletics. 



#3 among “Top Performers on Social Mobility” for national liberal arts colleges | U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Recognized as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” | U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Recognized in the top 10 “Best Colleges for the Money” among private colleges in New York | Money magazine, 2019


#19 “Best for the Money” school in the nation | College Factual, 2019


One of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” | The Princeton Review, 2019


Ranked in the top 10 among private institutions | Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019

Choose Your Path

Your path to a college degree should be as unique as you are. At Houghton College, you can customize your education to fit your academic and career goals.

• Take classes on campus: Get face-to-face with your professors and classmates in every class through a traditional residential experience.

• Augment your semester schedule with online courses: Keep a full-time schedule but allow yourself increased flexibility with the convenience of one or more online courses.

• Transition to online mid-semester: If your circumstances require you to return home mid-semester, you may complete select courses remotely.

• Complete a semester or more online: Stay on track for graduation while you balance your family, work, and college education by completing courses from your home.

• 40+ majors and programs 

• Online programs for high school juniors and seniors

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

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’ve learned so much about myself at Houghton. I’ve learned what strengths God has given me, and I can see where God desires me to continue to grow. Coming to Houghton was the best decision I’ve made.”

    • Erica Durbin ’20
  • “My time at Houghton not only increased my faith in the Lord but also provided me with tools and resources to have a successful future. I’m working a job now that I love before I start a master’s program because of the connections I made at Houghton!”

    • Lindsey Hawkins ’15
  • “Houghton helped get me into one of the best medical schools in the US. Considering I’m an international student, I think that alone says a lot about Houghton’s education and learning environment.”

    • Yoon Kook (Danny) Kim ’14
  • “I love the setting of Houghton. I love how small and beautiful it is. I also really love the education I’m receiving. I can really tell professors care about me and genuinely want me to succeed; this is something that was very different from when I attended a public university.”

    • Mikayla Laforte ’21