B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
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
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
955-1240
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$21,932/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,302/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,174/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,007/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,222/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,039/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
994Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
24%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
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  • Community
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
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!
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.