Houghton College: Ranking & Review

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Houghton Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 1314 4622
Top 28%

Houghton College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate91%92%91%
Applicants821295526
Admissions750272478
Enrolled undergraduates268104164
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,043394649

81 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

43 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $40.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores166
Percent of students submitting SAT scores76%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
605
Math
585

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores86
Percent of students submitting ACT scores39%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
24
ACT Math
23

Houghton College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $44,408 $44,408
Off-campus $41,940 $41,940
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,018 and other expenses per full academic year.

Houghton College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,008 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $31,040 $31,040
Fees for full-time undergraduates $500 $500
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,305 $1,305
Tuition for Full-time graduates $9,728 $9,728
Fees for full-time graduates $1,400 $1,400
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $608 $608

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 26 26
Education 26 26
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 24 24
Psychology 20 20
Visual and Performing Arts 17 3 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14 14
Theology and Religious Vocations 10 10
Social Sciences 10 10
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 9 9
English Language and Literature & Letters 7 7
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 6 6
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 5 5
Mathematics and Statistics 5 5
Engineering 3 3
Physical Sciences 3 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3 3
History 2 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 1
Grand Total142233240

A total of 237 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Houghton College.

At the master's level 3 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate73%71%75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesHoughton
Founded1883
MottoFounded on the Rock
Religious affiliationWesleyan
Mission StatementHoughton 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.
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff211
Instructional FTE84
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.houghton.edu
Address1 Willard Ave
Houghton, New York, 14744
United States
Urbanization levelRural: Remote
City population0 - 2,500
Phone5855679200
Fax+1 (585) 567 9522

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