Houghton College

1 Willard Ave, Houghton, NY 14744
Tel: (585)567-9200
Private not-for-profit | 1,161 students
Houghton College provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.

School Overview:

Houghton College
CountyAllegany County, NY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
97 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,161 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,095 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
66 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,143 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
18 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted73%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)530-640450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)510-620460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)500-620440-570
ACT English (25-75%)21-3019-25
ACT Math (25-75%)21-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)22-2720-25

School Notes:

  • Houghton College offers baccalaureate degrees in 48 fields and a recent $15-million gift has funded the creation of a master's degree course in music (The Greatbatch School of Music), the first master’s program at Houghton.
  • Houghton provides numerous opportunities for student involvement. Campus clubs and organizations include the Boulder (yearbook), Climbing Club, Habitat for Humanity, International Student Association, and Youth for Christ, just to name a few.
  • Houghton College's main campus is in the hamlet of Houghton, Allegany County, in western New York, about 65 miles southeast of Buffalo, 70 miles southwest of Rochester, and 330 miles from New York City.
  • Houghton College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • Houghton College is noted as one of the Best College's in the Northeast by the Princeton Review. US News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" Guide has consistently ranked Houghton among the elite national liberal arts colleges that are the 'most selective' and 'most solid' institutions in the country.
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