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  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
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
From Houghton College

At Houghton, you customize your degree journey to fit your circumstances—even if those circumstances change abruptly. With flexible learning options, you can learn on-campus or from home, or through a combination of both—staying on track or accelerating your path to graduation.

Houghton College is surprisingly affordable—in fact, we're the best priced Christian college in the nation—and follows a transparent pricing model so you know exactly what your education is going to cost—upfront—no games, no hidden fees.

With over 40+ majors and programs to choose from, Houghton provides you with a top-quality education within a vibrant, Christ-centered community. Whether residentially or online, Houghton faculty members are committed to delivering a flexible, relational education in the format that works best for you.

Schedule a visit or connect with your enrollment advisor to discover Houghton for yourself.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
1060-1320
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,938/ 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
$17,774/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Data Science Major at Houghton College

Turn data into actionable intel. The Data Science major at Houghton gives you the background and skills to make sense of the data-driven world. The student-led Center for Data Science Analytics provides you with the real-world experience you need to make an impact in education, healthcare, finance, nonprofit, and government sectors, and more.

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    94%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
926Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
62
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    38%
  • Involved
    38%
  • Called
    8%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • Lazy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Community
    87%
  • Fast-paced
    7%
  • Pretty ok
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $37,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    71%
    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

    Houghton College Reviews

    384 reviews
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    I transferred into Houghton last year with high expectations for their writing program and I was not disappointed. I really like every professor I had (even in the classes I took outside of my major). The campus is really beautiful and scenic! However, it is also located in very remote area, if one does not have a car it is difficult to travel to even to the nearest shopping center (which is aprox 40mins away). As a minority (African American/Native American) I would like to see more diversity on campus, there are other students of color there but they make up like 5% of the student body. The other thing I would tweak is some of the food being offered. Houghton offers good food! But not always the healthiest of options. I would like to see maybe more fish (not breaded or deep fried) and less red meat and also more healthier dessert options. The spiritual life on campus is very strong. If that is something of importance for you, as it was for me, then you should consider Houghton!
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    My online experience was unexpected. Due to COVID-19 all of my classes moved online, prior to that I did not have any online classes at Houghton. My experiences with my classes being moved to online was actually quiet good! My professors did an amazing job of carrying over our lesson plans and modifying our schedule accordingly. They were all still easy to reach, if necessary, and timely with turning in grades/feedback on my work.
    At Houghton, your voice matters. Professors were always concerned more that you learned and understood than with covering every inch of the material. It was more important to them that you developed critical thinking skills and evolved your understanding of a topic than to bombard you with a boatload of information. In nearly every situation, questions were highly encouraged and a professor wouldn't hesitate to throw away the plan to focus on a question the class didn't understand, helping guide us to a point of understanding. I can truly say that I left there as friends with many of the professors. The campus culture is no slack either. There's a lot of hype for the different clubs and organizations, and a lot of encouragement to get involved wherever you can. As a Christian school, we don't have the traditional idea of a "party scene," so if that's important to you, this isn't the place for you.