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Houghton, founded in 1883, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 1,300-acre campus is located in Houghton, 65 miles southeast of Buffalo.

Website: www.houghton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,043
Undergraduate
Students
(62.6%) 653 Women
(37.4%) 390 Men
16
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,074 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.25
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
24 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,776
Tuition and Fees
$32,488
Room and Board
$9,288
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$24,619
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$47,183
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
67
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Houghton Population
1,693
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Buffalo, Rochester
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
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Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
1.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.5% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
12.1% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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