Houghton College

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world rank  3452

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University Overview

Established in 1883, Houghton College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Houghton (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), New York. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Buffalo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Houghton College (Houghton) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Houghton College (Houghton) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 137 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym Houghton
Founded 1883
Motto Founded on the Rock
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 1 Willard Avenue
Houghton (population range: under 2,500)
14744 New York
United States
T +1 (585) 567 9200
F +1 (585) 567 9522
Other locations Buffalo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office One Willard Avenue/Box 128
Houghton 14744-0128
+1 (585) 567 9353
800 777 2556

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist Wesleyan Church - www.wesleyan.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Houghton College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council TEAC

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Christian College Consortium (CCC)
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Academic Structure

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