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Houghton College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 60 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NAIA Division II

American Mideast Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $36,751)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $36,053)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 36 46 - -
Basketball 17 16 - -
Field Hockey - 17 - -
Soccer 27 29 - -
Volleyball - 12 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.0%
Hispanic 1.6%
Non-resident alien 4.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.6%
Two or more races 0.5%
White/non-Hispanic 87.8%
Percent of students with disability 9%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Houghton College

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 5
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Hannah from Grand Junction, CO
  • 4
  • As anywhere, dorm life is what you make it. One thing is for sure, though: lasting friendships are formed daily in the Houghton dorms. The biggest downside: Houghton's open hours…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Hannah from Grand Junction, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone complains about cafeteria food. You probably won't find it rated at more than four stars anywhere. But as far as cafeteria food goes, Houghton has nothing to be ashamed of. Fresh fruits and vegetables are to be found daily, and several stations in the dining hall will cook your meal for you right in front of your eyes. There is always a choice of food, and whether you want something deep-fried or vegetarian, you will be able to find something (at least enough to keep you from starving until you can get back to the ramen in your dorm room).

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  • 4
  • Aaron from Houghton, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Sodexo is in control this year and they do a great job. There are some days where it's hard to find something you want, but there always is something.

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  • 4
  • Lara from Franklinville, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Houghton dining services include a cafeteria, a burger place (Big Al's), and a coffee shop. Off campus you can find a Subway and Chinese restaurant. Still looking for more? Ask an international professor or staff member to teach you a new recipe from their home country!

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  • 3
  • Faith
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good, but the lack of options makes the food grow old fast.

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  • 5
  • Katrina from Camden, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone gripes about cafeteria food, and it isn't your mom's cooking. But Houghton provides a good variety of selections. Hot and cold breakfasts are available, and your lunch and dinner options range from sandwiches, pizza, vegetarian/vegan dishes, fast food options (burgers, fries, chicken nuggets, and grilled sandwiches), a stir-fry station, a salad bar, soup, specialty salads, and fresh bread. And don't forget to choose your dessert, from ice cream to cookies, and pudding. There has been known to be an appearance of cheese cake for special occasions.

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  • 4
  • Jenny from NY
  • I am a current student here

    There is such a diverse range of foods. The desserts are too good. There is a stir fry station and 20 different flavors of ice cream!

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  • 4
  • Shelby from Quakertown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    There is one dining hall on campus, but also a Big Al's and Sandellas downstairs. The food down there is amazing. Big Al's serves burgers and wings and chicken and greasy food. Sandellas sells flatbreads and salads and broccoli flatbread bowls. In the main dining hall, you have the main food, sandwiches, stir fry, pizza, a specialty, dessert, salad, specialty salad, bread, cereal, and bagels.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jenny from NY
  • I am a current student here

    No offense, but you shouldn't be going to Houghton if all you want to do is party in college.

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