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Houghton College Student Life

Houghton College is on a 1,300-acre campus in a rural setting in Houghton, New York, not far from Buffalo and Rochester. Houghton College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Houghton College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Houghton College has a thriving Global Christian Fellowship. In fact, more students participate in Global Christian Fellowship than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Houghton College include Student Government Association, Mercy Seat, Allegany County Outreach and Kairos (formerly Intercultural Student Association).

Houghton College students' favorite campus events are SPOT (variety show), Midnight Breakfast and Homecoming.

Houghton College Housing

Houghton College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Houghton College students live on campus. In 2021, 89% of undergrads at Houghton College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 10% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Houghton College. There are 1,126 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,043 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 819 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.Houghton College does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Houghton College Athletics

At Houghton College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Houghton College:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Houghton College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Houghton College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Houghton College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Houghton College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Houghton College has Emergency phone number rings directly to cell phone carried by officer on duty 24/7, automatic fire alarms throughout campus.

Plan a Visit to Houghton College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Houghton College, take Interstate 86 to Houghton, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Buffalo-Niagara International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Houghton College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Houghton College Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

66%

In State

34%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

73%

12%

5%

3%

3%

3%

1%

0.19%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

1,043

Non-Resident / International Students

126

Graduate Students

16

Houghton College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,059

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,488

Out-of-State

$32,488

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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