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Houghton College
Houghton, NY
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,043
   Women 653 (62.6%)
   Men 390 (37.4%)
Graduate Students 16
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 546 average
483-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 554 average
480-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $42,940
  Tuition and Fees $30,336
  Room and Board $8,754
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $24,589
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 73
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
Houghton Population 1,693
Nearest Metropolitan Area Buffalo, Rochester
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 81% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
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%