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|Size:||Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
The Houghton College in Houghton, New York, challenges students to achieve academic excellence within a Christian community. The school strives to strengthen students both intellectually and spiritually.
Faith informs every aspect of student life at Houghton, from academics to athletics. The school offers many worship opportunities, including student organizations like Imitators of Christ, a mentoring ministry that pairs students with Christians from the community. Students may also participate in the school’s many outreach programs like the Gospel Choir, Global Christian Fellowship and Mercy Seat.
The area provides a number of churches that cater to all denominations. Students may become equipped for ministry through the school’s partnerships with local churches. The university has its own chapel and conducts services regularly.
Academics include a wide variety of undergraduate degrees, pre-professional programs and specialized programs like ROTC. Some bachelor’s programs include Christian Ministries, Health and Medicine, Philosophy and psychology. Pre-professional programs are in Law and Ministry. A graduate degree is available through the Greatbach School of Music.
Admissions require students to submit an application, official high school transcript and Christian character recommendations, available on the school’s website. Music students must also submit an audition registration.
Houghton awards merit-based scholarships to eligible students. Other forms of financial aid include need-based grants, loans and work-study programs.
50% of students gave Houghton College 5 stars overall.
I was excited for Houghton until my meeting with the dean of music. He said some radical things to me and my son about the persecution of christians. He said non-christians thinks we are bigots and racists and now we must be more than conservative than ever. The rest of the school seemed very nice and welcoming. I don't want to judge the rest of the school on the music area.
I like the friendly, small-town atmosphere of Houghton College. When you're walking around, people will stop and talk to you, or even just say "hello," while at a lot of other schools, people don't talk to you unless they know you. I also like the fact that it is Christian, and it is not too far from home, so I plan to go home for weekends.
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744
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Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||1,418|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||1,439|
- Latino: 2%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 89%
- American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
- Asian: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 4%
|American Indian or Alaska native||1%|
|Unknown and Other||4%|
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