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Houghton University
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  • 4 Year
  • HOUGHTON, NY

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade D+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade D+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade D+
  12. Safety
    grade A

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Houghton is a private, Christian university located in Houghton, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 712 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Houghton acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 65% of students, Houghton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,800.

About

1 WILLARD AVE
HOUGHTON, NY 14744
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

Houghton Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1290
ACT Range
20-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,502 / 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
$21,951 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 27 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 31 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 31 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
712 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
93
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Involved
    35%
  • Hard working
    29%
  • Called
    6%
  • EPIC
    6%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • judgmental
    6%
  • Lazy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 27 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Community
    72%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Future-oriented
    6%
  • horrible
    6%
  • Pretty ok
    6%
  • SUPER SICK
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 17 responses

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