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Houghton College

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Visiting And Contact Information

PO Box 128

Houghton, NY 14744

United States

Phone: 585-567-9353

Fax: 716-567-9522

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 78
SAT:
% Submitting Score:83%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:490 - 630
     Math Middle 50%:490 - 605
     Writing Middle 50%:470 - 600
ACT:
% Submitting Score:38%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 28
     Math Middle 50%:20 - 27
     English Middle 50%:20 - 28
Average High School GPA:3.53
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:35.8%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:31.7%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:13.8%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:9.2%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:8.7%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.9%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:35.2%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:61.4%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:87.6%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:65.5%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 807
Total applicants who are accepted: 735
Total of accepted students who enroll: 223
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Notification Begins: 11/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 2 years
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Very important
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:1
     History:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    78
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    490 - 630
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    490 - 605
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    470 - 600
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 28
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    20 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    20 - 28
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.53
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