1,043
Students
Financial aid thermometer
25,309
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
75
75%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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Overview

Houghton College is a Comprehensive institution located in Houghton, NY, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 128
Houghton, NY  14744
United States
Contact Mr. Ryan Spear
Associate Director of Admission Operations
Email: admission@houghton.edu
Phone: 585-567-9353
Fax: 585-567-9522

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Equestrian Studies Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Regional Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Human Resources Development Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Comparative Literature Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Biblical Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Pastoral Studies/counseling Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
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Percussion Instruments Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,074
Applied
810
Accepted
1,043
Enrolled
75%
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Female Admissions

691
Females Applied
522
Females Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

383
Males Applied
288
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.25
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Required for some programs
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

31,972
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Fees

516
Full-time student fees
9,288
Room & board
4,984
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

25,309
Avg. Financial Aid Package
24,589
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,007
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,480
Avg. Loan Aid
15,099
Avg. Grant Aid
19,457
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
80%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,043
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.06%
Black or African American 3.28%
White or Caucasian 73.38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 2.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 4.53%
Other 2.51%

Gender

Male (37.39%)
Female (62.61%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 89%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
SPOT (variety show), Midnight Breakfast and Homecoming

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Global Christian Fellowship, Student Government Association, Mercy Seat, Allegany County Outreach and Kairos (formerly Intercultural Student Association)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Emergency phone number rings directly to cell phone carried by officer on duty 24/7, automatic fire alarms throughout campus

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

124
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 67
Part-time - 57
Male - 71
Female - 53