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Houghton, NY

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Houghton College

Houghton College

Houghton College Student Essentials

Houghton College Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Northeast
Rural Setting
Private
Wesleyan
Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Highlanders
www.houghton.edu
Yes
Selective
$26,924
$26,924
88%
1,439
1883

About Houghton College

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Houghton College 5 stars overall.

1 review 0 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews 1 review

Student Ratings

Parent of Student

Overall Rating

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.

Overall Rating

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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Houghton College Map & Location

Houghton College

1 Willard Ave

Houghton, NY 14744

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Getting Around Houghton College

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

3/10 walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Houghton, NY

Winter Dec 37 18 Jan 33 12 Feb 36 12 Spring Mar 45 19 Apr 58 29 May 69 39 Summer Jun 76 49 Jul 80 53 Aug 78 52 Fall Sep 71 44 Oct 60 34 Nov 48 28

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,418
255
1,439

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 89%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian American Indian or Alaska native Asian Unknown and Other
2%
3%
89%
1%
1%
4%
Undergraduate 99% Graduate 1% Full-Time 92% Part-Time 8% Women 69% Men 31% International 5% Domestic 95%

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