July 24, 2014
Fiske Review Gives Houghton Highest Rating for Quality of Life
For the second year in a row, Houghton College has received the highest ranking, four out of four stars, for quality of life from the prestigious publication the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2015.
“Houghton has a great atmosphere,” said one student in the review. “Not only is it a reputable academic institution, but it is an institution with a global vision that strives to equip students to make an impact.”
Houghton also ranked high in academics and social activities, as well as being praised for having a beautiful, rural, spacious campus, and variety of off campus study opportunities.
“There’s little to distract them from their studies, their campus’s natural beauty, and their connection to God.” said one Sophomore.
Fiske’s guide also praised Houghton for its large equestrian center and strong academic programs where almost 50 percent of the students have taken advantage of the off-campus study programs that span around the globe.
“Houghton combines academic rigor, athletic excellence, and intentional spiritual formation in a fun-loving and Christ-centered community,” said a current junior in Fiske’s review.
For more than 30 years, millions of students, parents, and guidance counselors have relied on the Fiske Guide to Colleges to present the “best and most interesting” schools during their college search.
Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the top independent voice in college admissions, Fiske Guide to Colleges is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300+ colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.
Readers will discover the personality of Houghton College based on a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.