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You could receive $500 to decorate your residence hall room when you submit your free online application to Houghton University.

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What We Believe

The Christian faith is central everywhere at Houghton. It is present in the classroom and the chapel, but also in the athletic fields, residence halls, and practice rooms.

While many describe themselves as Christian, the word means different things to different people. Here’s what we mean when we say that Houghton is a Christian place.

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Connect with Vibrant Christ-Centered Community

Whether you join us on our 1,300 acre campus nestled in the woods of upstate New York, or 100% online from the comfort of your home, know that there is a caring community ready to support and embrace you. We grow when we are in community with one another and that’s what you’ll find at Houghton.

A diverse and deeply curious student body – from 37 states and 17 countries – call us home. Won’t you join us?

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Take Your Fearless Next Step

Houghton University’s  40+ degrees and programs, equip graduates to lead successful careers, fulfilling their calling to be scholar-servants. Houghton is a nationally ranked Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences and surprisingly affordable. In fact, Houghton has been named as part of the College Cost Transparency Initiative.

Discover how a Houghton education will help accelerate your path to fulfill your God-given, fearless potential.

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Fearless Champion

Houghton’s tuition reset was a game changer for Empress Weber ’25, who came from Florida to combine her love of music, animals and adventure.
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Houghton’s tuition reset was a game changer for Empress Weber ’25, who came from Florida to combine her love of music, animals and adventure. Even as a pre-veterinary biology major, Empress performs with the Chamber ensemble while new experiences allow her to grow in her faith. After graduation, Empress hopes to become a fearless champion and caretaker for animals as she gives back to young men and women through opportunities to grow through music and sports programs.

Meaningful Research

Adam Brown ’23 loves science and chose Houghton University because of the honors program and the opportunity to complete meaningful research as an undergrad.
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Adam Brown ’23 loves science and chose Houghton University because of the honors program and the opportunity to complete meaningful research as an undergrad. As a student, he has completed over 1200 hours of hands-on scientific research and conducted complicated experiments working side by side with classmates and professors. While he enjoyed his honors classes and the chance to develop his writing – his experiences with the Shannon Summer Research Institute and work with fellow physicists gave him the exciting opportunity to present his research at two national physics conferences. His love for learning, passion for STEM and the skills he has developed at Houghton prepared him for graduate work and a career in physics.

Bold Beginnings

Sandra Hussin ’07, ’21 (MBA), had been considering getting her Masters of Business Administration for several years, but was concerned about finding ways to make it fit with her hectic work and family schedule.
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Sandra Hussin ’07, ’21 (MBA), had been considering getting her Masters of Business Administration for several years, but was concerned about finding ways to make it fit with her hectic work and family schedule. Houghton’s MBA program allowed her to accommodate a busy life, a new baby and finish her degree in two years while completely transforming the way she approached complex business problems. After graduating, Sandra boldly left her full-time job and fearlessly began her full-service interior design company, which is already incredibly successful.

Greater Impact

Music educator, Jerbrel Bowens ’16, wants to advance his career into school administration so he can have a greater positive impact on the lives of students.
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Music educator, Jerbrel Bowens ’16, wants to advance his career into school administration so he can have a greater positive impact on the lives of students. With the Master’s of Science in Education at Houghton, Jerbrel receives personalized coursework and hands-on learning that he already utilizes to enrich the learning experience for students in his classroom. Jerbrel is confident he is ready to begin the process toward educational leadership.