National Recognition

Putting rankings in perspective

From best value, to the safest campus, to academic reputation, there are rankings lists for everything these days when it comes to colleges and universities.

So what does this mean for YOU in choosing a college?

Rankings are helpful in assessing how colleges compare on important items like academic reputation, selectivity, career placement rate, financial aid, and more. Some even factor student opinion rankings.

These lists have their place – and Houghton has some pretty great distinctions – but they’re only one piece of the search puzzle, unable to capture the full campus experience, how a community helps you discover your God-given calling, and which college will “fit” you best.

So, how does Houghton fare in college rankings?

Here's a sampling:

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