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Founded in 1883, Houghton College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,043 full time undergraduate students, and 16 full time graduate students.
The Houghton College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 65 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Houghton College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,24% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 68% were in the top quarter, and 37% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Houghton College.
69 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
60 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
68 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.
68 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated local services 2.9 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
10 Students rated Houghton College
I absolutely love attending Houghton College. The school is quite small (around 1,000 students) and I absolutely love it. Of course, you tend to meet everyone quite fast and grow relationships quite fast. The school is a Christian college with many opportunities to worship, through chapel or Koinonia (an hour long service of worship through music), and Bible studies. The biggest my class size has been was 31 students so interaction with other students and teachers in the class is not very scary and you tend to know the people your with. Being in a school so small you can feel suffocated, especially if you need to be around a lot of people. The college resides in Houghton, NY which is a very small town with not much to do. Don't worry however, because there are students who grew up around Houghton and know the best spots. You could even make a trip to Buffalo or Rochester, both only being an hour away from campus. The academics are phenomenal and the staff truly cares about the success of the individual student.
Before I came to Houghton, I cried about coming. It wasn't my first choice---which was an in-state public university with an art school that could bring a art major to happy tears---but it was my wisest choice. While it is very expensive, the school also tries to help students be able to attend. For example, they're currently providing a $10,000 automatic scholarship to the upcoming class of 2022. The people are honestly what makes the school genuine. The people here are intentionally here. They know they could have gone somewhere else, but they came here. The student body as a whole is serious about their academics, serious about their faith. To think of leaving brings me to tears now.
I find Houghton College to be a place where one learns, grows and is challenged by the community. I have made my best friends for life there, found my passion for my future career and learned so much about myself and the world. The professors are great, they are super personable and incredibly wise and helpful and the college is also incredibly safe and relaxed.
I really liked Houghton College until the dean of the music area told me that we as christians needed to fight back against people who call us bigots and racists. And we should focus on being more conservative. I'm not sure what he was talking about, but he sounded like he had some strong, radical opinions. My son has placed a deposit with Ithaca for the fall. The program seemed much stronger with no conservative radicals.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Houghton College is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself many things. I would tell myself to study hard and always keep up with my studies. In high school, I did not study as hard as I should have. I studied just enough to get the good grades that I wanted. Also, I would tell myself to enjoy every moment because time flies by so fast. I would tell myself to get involved as much as I can. Extra-curricular activities are a very good investment of time, and they help you stay motivated in your studies. I would tell myself to apply for college early and look at many different colleges before choosing one. I would tell myself to remain diligent in my studies but at the same time enjoy myself as much as possible.
My least favorite thing about Houghton College is the chapels. I come from a very contemporary church and Houghton College follows the Wesleyan tradition, which is more traditional. Chapels are three days a week and we are required to attend 2/3 of the chapels in a semester. Also, since there are so many chapels, I feel that it is hard for the chapel administrators to keep them consistently powerful and relevant to the average college student.
People who like city life and being off campus should not attend Houghton. Also, people who are very opinionated and liberal would not find this school very inviting. Generally non-Christians would not want to apply to Houghton. People who do not place high value on grades and academic work would not do well at Houghton either.
My classmates are extremely grade driven and focus mostly on academic success.
I would have to say the same answer as the previous one, that there is such a strong sense of community here, for the same reasons.
That i get to study abroad in Africa for a whole semester.
Because of its rural location, Houghton College provides a strong campus life. Most of the student body lives on campus, and the majority of professors live in immediate vicinity of the college. Close relationships are easy to form with both students and professors. Professors tend to see their interactions with students as more than educational; they are open to inviting interaction with students outside the classroom, and often become personal and spiritual mentors. The warmth and supportiveness of the Houghton faculty and student body is unique to Houghton.
For all that I loved about Houghton, there were taboos. Because Houghton was a small Christian college, the students, faculty, and administration were all held to a certain standard that didn't allow for things that are frowned upon in the Christian community. Depression, drug or alcohol abuse, sexual orientation other than hetero, etc. were all swept under the rug. However, some of us chose to talk about these things anyway, and I hear that the atmosphere has improved significantly.
Probably its music and education programs. Also study-abroad opportunities and the Intercultural Studies major.
Not sure, Houghton did a very good job of letting me know what to expect.
Anyone looking for a great education and a well rounded life.
It is a faith-based liberal arts university that is able to focus both on academics in order to prepare you for the workplace and on helping the student become a better person who is more focused on God.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Houghton College receive some sort of financial aid.
44% were awarded federal grants.
While 83% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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