PO Box 128, Houghton, NY 14744 585-567-9353
http://www.houghton.edu admission@houghton.edu
About Houghton College
  • Year of Foundation 1883
  • Size of Campus 1,300 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Wesleyan Church
  • Degrees Bachelor's, master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,398
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 66%, 34%, 40%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $24,440
  • Room and Board $7,000
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 40
  • Enrollment No. 1,270
Located in Houghton (Allegany County), this private, Christian, liberal arts college began in 1883 as a seminary (high school) under the Wesleyan Methodist Connection. Coeducational from its founding, Houghton operated as a secondary school for its first 15 years. Houghton College provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of honor societies Sigma Zeta; Pi Kappa Lambda; Psi Chi
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association, Gospel Choir
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Allegany County outreach, Evangelicals for Social Action, Youth for Christ, Onething, Theological Society, Young Life, World Missions Fellowship, Salvation Army, Jesters for Jesus, Impressions, Voices for Soulful Praise
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frats 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Coffee Houses
  • Setting Rural
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Buffalo, NY (65), Rochester, NY (70)
  • Distance to nearest train Buffalo, NY (65)
  • Distance to nearest bus Olean, NY (35)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (65%), men's dorms (34%), apartments for married students, apartment for single students (1%), special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 71%
  • Number of students using college housing 82%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 67%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 9%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 50%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 8%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 9
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 12%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 245,177
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 4,090
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 120
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 47,148
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 850
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 425
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,612
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services career, academic, psychological, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 86
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 100
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Ada M. Kidder Memorial Library, West Seneca, NY Music Library, Center for the Arts, Houghton, NY
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 47%
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 64%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (St. Bonaventure University)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Public Schools Church-Related Positions Medical-Related Positions Wycliff Bible Translators Cardone Industries
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural