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Profile of Houghton College

Houghton College is in a quiet rural area, in Houghton, NY. The school has a Wesleyan religious affiliation. Houghton College is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master s degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Houghton College than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include mathematics, music, and fine arts.

Houghton College Selectivity

Houghton College does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 510 to 640 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 620.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Houghton College does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student enrolment

Houghton College, in 2007, had 1,382 students (1,337 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Houghton College is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Houghton College makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the American Mideast Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

Houghton College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management102business management, accounting
Liberal Arts61English language and literature, minority and gender studies, sociology, history, political science, international relations, French language, Spanish language, . . .
Education and Teaching48 elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching
Religion and Philosophy28religion, theology and religious vocations, philosophy
Therapy and Counseling24 psychology
Science23biology, chemistry, physics
Music18music performance, music, music theory and composition, piano
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15parks and recreation studies
Fine Arts11fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science, information technology
Media5 communication studies
Mathematics4 mathematics

Contact: Houghton College

Houghton College

1 Willard Ave

Houghton, NY 14744

General Phone: (585) 567-9200


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