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College Profile: Houghton College

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Houghton College is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college, affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. Houghton's main campus is in Houghton, in the Genesee Valley of southwestern New York; a secondary suburban campus is in West Seneca, a suburb of Buffalo. It also has campus extensions at Star Lake in the Adirondack Park, and in Australia, Tanzania, and London, England. Houghton began as Houghton Seminary, offering high school-level work, in 1883, and began offering college level classes in 1899. The founder was Willard J. Houghton, a Wesleyan Methodist minister. It was chartered as a liberal arts college by New York State in 1923 and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1935. The school offers baccalaureate degrees in 48 fields as well as masters degrees in music, theology, and soon to be masters degree in education. A recent $15 million gift enabled the establishment of the Greatbatch School of Music, and a wide range of graduate degree programs were added to an existing strong undergraduate program that includes general music, composition, conducting and performance. The student body is interdenominational, with recent demographics showing 10% of the students as a part of the Wesleyan church. The sports teams are the Highlanders. Houghton fields teams in men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, women's field hockey and volleyball, and co-ed track and cross country. Most of the teams have enjoyed some degree of success, with the women's soccer team reaching the NAIA National Tournament six times since 1998, including three-straight trips. Houghton College is a member of the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY
585-567-9200 (general)
585-567-9328 (financial aid)
585-567-9353 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names Houghton
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Rural: Remote
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Wesleyan

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Houghton College Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
1,640 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
830 Fall Applicants1,173 Total Dormitory Capacity
609 Fall Admissions

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