Description

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.

Quick Facts about Houghton College

Region

Northeast

Setting

Rural Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Wesleyan

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Highlanders

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$26,094

Out-of-State Tuition

$26,094

Retention Rate

84%

Enrollment

1,393

Year Established

1883

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave Houghton College 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

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.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,377
Freshman Class
255
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,393

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
99%
Graduate
1%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
92%
Part-Time
8%

Gender of Students

Women
69%
Men
31%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
2%
Caucasian
94%
Asian
2%
Unknown and Other
1%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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