Houghton College

Houghton, NY

Houghton College

Houghton, NY

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Christian Life

Christian Life Profile

Your Fearless Next Steps

Every new chapter starts with a courageous decision. Take the next steps in your story at Houghton College, the best-priced Christian college in the nation based on the most recent tuition survey by the CCCU. You’ll discover a tailor-made, one-of-a-kind, Christ-centered education experience that not only prepares you for a job after you graduate—it lays the groundwork for a courageous mindset that will be with you for the rest of your life!

Feel the freedom as you pursue your calling:

...with customized degrees.
Take your unique blend of interests, talents, and abilities and translate them into a degree that produces the valiant work that God intends for you to do in the world.  

...in doing life together.

Join a courageous community of determined 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. 

...in loving the adventurous environment
Explore the trails or splash in the creek in Houghton’s 1,300-acre campus located in the scenic Genesee Valley of western New York State. Our stunning outdoor setting makes it easy to find a place to pray, think, study, and play.

...in boldly preparing for life! 

Be strengthened day by day into the fearless person God wants you to be by embracing the exciting, unknown plans God has for your life. With over 40 majors and programs within an innovative core curriculum, a Houghton education will prepare you to meet the challenges of the 21st century with tenacity. Boldly 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. 



Best Regional College in the Northeast | The Princeton Review, 2022


Top 15 "Best National" Liberal Arts College in NY | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


#1 Christian College among Top Performers on Social Mobility of National Liberal Arts Colleges | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


#1 A+ School for B Students of National Liberal Arts Colleges in NY | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Have Confidence in Your Investment

The Houghton Promise is the college's commitment to you about the quality and value of your Houghton education and about the superb preparation you will receive for your future. We promise:

You will receive exceptional quality at the Best Priced Christian College in the Nation. 

Academic Quality
You will receive a top-tier, personalized education that will meet the demands of today’s employers. 

Authentic Christ-centered Community
You will be afforded opportunities to engage in intentional worship, small groups, prayer, communion, mentoring and service.

You will reach your goal sooner and save one year of tuition through a three-year graduation track, available in most programs.

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