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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Houghton is an above-average private, Christian college located in Houghton, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 998 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Houghton acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Communications, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 72% of students, Houghton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Address
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744

Houghton College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
963-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,518/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,384/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,593/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,039/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,859/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.25 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
998Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    36%
  • Involved
    36%
  • Called
    9%
  • Lazy
    9%
  • Stressed
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Community
    92%
  • Fast-paced
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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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.
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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!
My decision to go to Houghton seems to have cost me the fulfilling "right of passage" experience that typical American college can be. Houghton College is for students raised within Evangelical Christian Culture. If you are not in that demographic I strongly suggest you look elsewhere. If you plan to study in Western New York Ithaca, Binghamton, Geneseo, (and numerous schools in both Rochester and Buffalo) would offer the average student a much better experience.