1 Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744
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.
1,200 students representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
First-Year Student Profile
(Incoming class of fall 2007)
Average SAT = 1149
Mid 50% SAT = 1030-1250
Average ACT = 25.5
Mid 50% ACT = 21-28
33% from the top 10 percent of their high school class
64% from the top quarter of their high school class
3.5 average high school GPA
130 faculty members, 94 full-time
80% of faculty hold doctoral degrees
Student/faculty ratio 12:1
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Music (BMus), Master of Arts in Music (MA), Master of Music (MMus), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA), Master of Education (MEd) in Literacy. For the complete list of majors and programs offered, visit http://www.houghton.edu/academics/programs/.
- Houghton College is noted as one of the Best Colleges 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.
- The Templeton Foundation, which selects colleges that encourage character development, has named Houghton College to its Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.
The Fiske Guide calls Houghton "the mid-Atlantic's premier evangelical Christian college"
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose a Christian College?Where is Houghton located?
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.
Fifteen miles to the north are the Genesee's magnificent Portage Falls and Letchworth State Park. On all sides is the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and northern hardwood forests of western New York State.
Houghton graduates fare well in the workplace and in graduate school. Twenty-four years worth of career placement surveys reveal some powerful indicators: 66% of Houghton graduates were employed full-time within a year after graduation and 33% of Houghton graduates were pursuing graduate studies within a year after graduation. Twenty-five percent (25%) of Houghton alumni can be found in ministry positions such as missionaries, pastors, etc.
Over 90% of Houghton students receive financial aid.
Heritage and Chamberlain Scholarships: These $15,000 and $10,000 scholarships are awarded to students based on their academic achievement. Chamberlain and Heritage scholars have the added benefit of being paired with a faculty member for one-on-one mentoring and research opportunities
Wesley Full Tuition Grant Program: this program allows 25 new students to attend Houghton tuition free.
View a completed listing of grants and scholarships.