Houghton College

Houghton, NY, USA
3.64 Average Rating

Houghton College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the state of New York. The college also maintains satellite campuses in Buffalo and Utica, all three of which require full-time students to attend chapel at least twice weekly. Houghton provides upwards of 40 academic programs, more than 20 of which can be completed in 3 years. Experiential learning is encouraged and Houghton offers opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad partnerships to London, Alaska, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Wesleyan
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
54%
Out-Of-State Students
34%
38%
Submitting ACT
83%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1110
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,059
Total Number of Undergrads
1,043
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
75%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,253
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,540
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,540
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,018
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,342
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,470
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,062

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
83%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,706
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,853
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$264
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Student Organizations
23
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
89%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Highlanders
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
55%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
Warning: do not come to this school if you are not prepared to be challenged.

Houghton College will stretch you academically and spiritually in ways you may not have expected� if you are willing.

Are you willing?
Hannah from Grand Junction, CO
Houghton College is a small-town, Christian college, surrounded by an outstanding community. I felt the warmth of people's hearts the first time I set foot on campus. The experience thus far is truly unremarkable and well worth it!
Aaron from Houghton, NY
Houghton is place where you will be challenged spiritually, academically, and in your world view. You will grow relationships with students and faculty in a way that will encourage you in your academic endeavors and your spiritual journey. Expect to be changed here and to experience a beautiful community where you can find your calling and be prepared to chase after it full speed!
Lara from Franklinville, NY
houghton is an extremely welcoming campus. the staff and professors are really there to help students and get to know them. i'm friends with many of my professors and that makes classes so much better.
Charis from Fredonia, NY

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