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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
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
963-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
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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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
998Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
24%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
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
$39,900/ 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.