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Houghton College
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  • 4 Year
  • HOUGHTON, NY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Houghton College has restarted on-campus instruction for the fall semester following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Personalized campus and virtual visits will be offered to students and their immediate families while adhering to state and local precautions. Please visit the Houghton website for more information. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade D+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade A

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Houghton is an above-average private, Christian college located in Houghton, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 883 undergraduate students. The Houghton acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 75% of students, Houghton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,800.

About

1 WILLARD AVE
HOUGHTON, NY 14744
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

Houghton College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Houghton Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1320
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,992 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,114 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 25 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
883 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
57
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Involved
    33%
  • Called
    7%
  • EPIC
    7%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Lazy
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 25 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Community
    81%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Pretty ok
    6%
  • SUPER SICK
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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