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 $29,400.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Houghton College Reviews
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.
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.
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!