Houghton College

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Houghton College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Houghton, NY, a predominately rural area. Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled at Houghton College.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score between 1450 - 1835, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 - 28. We were able to estimate the Houghton College average GPA (3.13 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 91 percent with 30 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at houghton.edu.

Overall Houghton College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Houghton College was reported as 91.1% in Fall 2013 with over 807 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1450 - 1835
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Houghton College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Houghton College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Houghton College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 82.3%
  • 2010-2011: 83.1%
  • 2011-2012: 71.6%
  • 2012-2013: 73.4%
  • 2013-2014: 91.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.4%

How Does Houghton College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Houghton College is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred54.9%
Alfred University69.8%
St. Bonaventure University80.0%
Hilbert College81.3%
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford85.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Houghton College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 630
Math490 - 605
Writing470 - 600
Total Score1450 - 1835
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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