National Recognition

National Recognition

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.

Putting rankings in perspective

So what do rankings 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?

A "Best National" Liberal Arts College—U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • #3 in CCCU
  • Top 15 in NY
  • #127 in the nation

#1 in Top Performers on Social Mobility of National Liberal Arts Colleges in NY—U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • #1 in CCCU
  • #10 in the nation

#1 A+ Schools for B Students of National Liberal Arts Colleges in NY —U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • #3 in CCCU
  • #26 in the nation
  • Named among the Top 10 Best College for the Money of small, private colleges in New York.
    Money Magazine 2019
  • Named Best for the Money, #19 in the Nation
    College Factual, 2019
  • A Top 10 Private Institution
    Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2019
  • One of the Best Colleges in the Northeast
    The Princeton Review, 2019
  • Named One of the Top 10 Schools Where Students are Most Inspired by Their Peers
    Wall Street Journal, 2018
  • A Best College for Your Money
    Money Magazine, 2018