Houghton College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NCAA Division III (without football)
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Houghton College Reviews
I have enjoyed the personal connections to professors and other students I have met at Houghton. Due to small class size, one would expect professors to be more available to students. Houghton professors go above and beyond in making connections to each of their students. They regularly invite students into their homes, and they involve students in the work and research that they are doing. One professor I know has been known to search for online deals on equipment that students need! Houghton is a tremendous place to meet people with whom you will relate professionally and personally for years to come.
Especially after taking two semesters abroad, I've realized how much I've learned at Houghton College and how much I miss it. The classes are engaging and discussion-filled, the professors are deeply invested in the students and extremely caring (but also push you to do good work!), the surrounding nature is beautiful, the students are outgoing and supportive, and the local community and churches constantly reach out. I would highly recommend!
In rural Western New York, surrounded by the beautiful Alleghany mountains and several State Parks, Houghton sits atop a hill. Houghton is a liberal arts school, which is everything the name implies. Students will be taught in a variety of pertinent subjects in a small classroom setting which encourages discussion. Philosophy, religion, art, music, science, and history are only a few of the subjects which a Houghton student can expect to engage in. Most classes range anywhere from 8 to 20 people and very often, professors and students will form friendships which last long after graduation as a result. Houghton has positively influenced who I am as a person and how I engage with the world around me.