Houghton College
Houghton, NY 14744

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Houghton College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,074 applications and 852 students were granted admission. Houghton College is at the #77 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 38% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 83% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 248 enrollees 94 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 20 27
Math 20 27
Composite 21 28

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 248 enrollees 206 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 480 630
Math 483 610
Combined (Math + Reading) 963 1240

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Houghton College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Considered but not required

  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Houghton College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 383 691 1,074
Admitted students 288 546 852
Enrolled students 105 142 248
Acceptance rate 75.2% 79% 79.3% 64%
Yield 36.5% 26% 29.1% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Houghton College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 1

  • Early action applicants will be notified

March 1

  • Fall application
  • Transfer application (priority)

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

August 1

  • Transfer application (regular)

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