Location
Houghton, NY
Undergrads
1,086
Tuition
$26,924
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 235 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Houghton has high standards and isn't afraid to follow through on the consequences of breaking the rules.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Houghton fans are very spirited and dedicated. Houghton soccer and volleyball teams have made it to nationals several times.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I love the weather in Houghton, because I grew up in NY and am used to cold, snowy winters. If you love this type of weather, you will love Houghton.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: You have to qualify for a CLO (Community Living Option), and only a few seniors qualify every year. My senior year I lived in the Cole House, and it was a great experience. Great landlord, practically on campus.

1 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: If you're looking for "nightlife," well, you probably shouldn't be going to college, because even though Houghton is remote enough to have no nightlife, if you're focusing on your studies, you won't have much time to waste in nightlife anyway.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Academic programs are high quality. Campus life is vibrant; there are always lots of social events happening on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Houghton is very remote, so if you can't live without the city life, it's not for you. However, if you love state parks, local charm, and making your own fun, it is a blast.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: No campus crime. I always felt safe.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are not visible and policy is strictly enforced.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Since it is a religious school, most everyone has the same religion, but for everything else people are really accepting of everyone and willing to embrace the differences of people and be friendly with one another. When you just even take a walk on campus people will be walking by and say hi and just start in a small conversation. People are always willing to just be friendly with one another no matter what.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Houghton provides numerous ways to get financial aid, and if you can not get it then the school works with you to help you as best as they can.

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3 College Junior

Parking: Normal of a small school

3 College Junior

Majors: Very easy to get into.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: Are Athletic teams are terrible, except for women's soccer.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Very strict, but also very oblivious

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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very poor unless you love crappy chinese food

4 College Junior

Facilities: Looks are great. Very aesthetically pleasing.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a wide variety of academics offered here. There's liberal arts and there's your Christian opportunities too. The professors are all great and there's a lot of places to study and get together with groups and help sessions are every week. It's very nice.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The music department at Houghton is spectacular. The professors are all so willing to help you improve in your skills and while it is a heavy workload, it's enjoyable and you have so many opportunities when you leave.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Houghton College gives you a very unique atmosphere and they are very accepting and so helpful. It's smaller but it makes friendships and relationships more solid and real.

College Freshman

Nightlife: There aren't any bar/club scenes around.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus there really isn't much of anything, but the few places there are to eat are good. They aren't too expensive and are nice places to hang out too.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school was very helpful in giving grants and scholarships. Just be upfront with your financial situation and they find something to help you.

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College Freshman

Transportation: There is no where to go to need transportation.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: You are in the middle of the woods.

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