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Houghton College is a private institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,268, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Houghton College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 140. Its tuition and fees are $26,924 (2012-13).
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Since 1883, Houghton College has integrated high-quality academic instruction in the arts and sciences with the Christian faith, empowering its graduates for national and global impact. Houghton is selective in admission, attracting students from 32 countries and 37 states. Houghton's alumni serve in every state and in 66 countries around the world in all arenas of society, most notably in medicine, law and education. Houghton's curriculum offers 70 areas of study. Nearly 35 percent of all graduates attend graduate or professional school upon graduation. Numerous study abroad programs are available, including Houghton's own offerings in Tanzania, Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Houghton Honors Programs offer highly qualified students opportunities to study overseas during their first year. The Science Honors Program offers first-year students a solution-driven, interdisciplinary curriculum that addresses real-world problems. Houghton is located on a 1,300 acre campus in western New York and enrolls 1,100 full-time students, who are mostly residential. The campus includes a 386-acre equestrian center as well as cross-country and downhill ski trails. Houghton's campus combines classic-style architecture with state-of-the-art technology and facilities.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||The Wesleyan Church|
When applying to Houghton College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Houghton College is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||71.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Houghton College is 11:1, and the school has 66.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Houghton College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Visual and Performing Arts; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.5 percent.
Houghton College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,268, with a gender distribution of 34.7 percent male students and 65.3 percent female students. At this school, 88.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12.0 percent of students live off campus. Houghton College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Houghton College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Houghton College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Houghton College, 49 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Houghton College.
|Students who have cars on campus||49%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Houghton College, 81.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,906.
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|Tuition and fees||$26,924 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,778 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data