If you are considering submitting an applicationto Houghton College, the application fee costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Houghton College does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Houghton College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Houghton College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Houghton College **accepted 75% of students, around 810 of the 1,074 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Houghton College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Houghton College must submit the following items. Double check with Houghton College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Houghton College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Houghton College 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Houghton College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Houghton College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2017, 83% of Houghton College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 38.1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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To be most competitive at Houghton College, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Houghton College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Houghton College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Houghton College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Houghton College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Houghton College?
Students who are admitted to Houghton College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Houghton College accept transfer credits?
Houghton College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Houghton College accepts:
DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit
Does Houghton College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Houghton College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Houghton College?
No, Houghton College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Houghton College? Houghton College is a somewhat selective institution. The Houghton College acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Houghton College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Houghton College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Houghton College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Houghton College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Houghton College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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