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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    C+
  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 971 undergraduate students. The Houghton acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 73% of students, Houghton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,800.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Address
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744
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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
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1320
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,437/ 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
$22,690/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
971Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
59
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    42%
  • Involved
    33%
  • Called
    8%
  • Lazy
    8%
  • Stressed
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Community
    92%
  • Fast-paced
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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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Attending Houghton College was the best decision of my life. I have had the chance to study exactly what I want and in the capacity that I want it. I have been able to discovery my personal passions through different educational opportunities and set challenging, yet achievable goals for myself. Houghton's faculty is so personable. Each professor truly cares about you as an individual and wants to see you succeed. Professors will go out of their way to help you understand any information you need clarified and take interest in your personal life outside of college as well. The academics are rigorous but its because Houghton wants to challenge its students to be the absolute bet that they can be inside and outside of Houghton.
Houghton has been a great place for me to get a degree. The professors here are fantastic and very personable. While there are small things that I have not liked during my time here, I would still recommend it and am glad that I chose to come here!