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Houghton University

Houghton, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

About Houghton University

Imagine being part of a thriving campus community that's committed to your success in the classroom, on the field, at home, and in the workplace. This is a place where close-knit, highly relational Christian community meets transformative learning experiences. Our small size and nationally recognized academics give you a top-notch Christian education, while our stellar alumni placement rate indicates how prepared our students are for the next step in their careers.

Whether you join us on our 1,300-acre campus nestled in the woods of upstate New York, or 100% online from the comfort of your home, know that there is a caring community ready to support and embrace you. We grow when we are in community with one another and that’s what you’ll find at Houghton.

Discover how a personalized, Christian liberal arts education from Houghton University will prepare and equip you for lifelong success as a courageous servant leader and accelerate your God-given potential.

Houghton University is a private, religious university in the rural area of Houghton, New York. Houghton University was founded in 1883 and enrolls 870 undergrads and no graduate students.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Houghton University

It is moderately difficult to get into Houghton University. Around 75% of applicants get into Houghton University each year. In 2021, 810 out of 1,074 total applicants were accepted.

Houghton University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 83%

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Houghton University is located in Houghton, New York, near Buffalo and Rochester.

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College Info

One Willard Avenue Houghton, NY 14744

Campus Setting: Rural

Houghton University Application Deadline

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Wondering what life at Houghton University is like? There are approximately 870 students enrolled at Houghton University. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from NY and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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