Why Houghton?

Why Attend Houghton College?

There’s something special about Houghton. Something that binds us together. Something that creates within alumni a desire to return, even 50 or more years after graduation. We believe that our small-town location, natural setting and highly residential community foster a distinct close-knit community unlike many others.


Houghton’s commitment to a Christ-centered educational experience is seen in all aspects of campus life. Your faith will be supported, challenged, stretched and deepened throughout your time at Houghton. You’ll leave Houghton with a firm foundation of faith and a desire to impact the world for Christ.

Spiritual Life at Houghton

A Globally-Minded Education

55% Houghton students who study off campus before they graduate

20+ Number of countries Houghton students can study abroad in

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Dedicated Faculty

Our professors are superb teachers and experts in their fields. They care about students, not just from an academic standpoint, but emotionally, socially and spiritually. Houghton profs will be your closest allies and your biggest fans during your time at Houghton and even after as you head out into the world upon graduation.

Faculty at Houghton
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Kayla Miller

Featured Testimonial

Houghton and the surrounding area is full of beautiful places to explore. No matter what time of year it is, going for a walk on the trails helps me to de-stress and refocus. Almost all of the students stay on campus on the weekends and find creative ways to have fun, which creates an awesome community.

Kayla Miller '17

Liberal Arts for Today

A liberal arts education is like a workout for your mind. It’s a philosophy that focuses on equipping you to become a life-long learner. You'll learn how to think, write, communicate, draw connections and analyze complexity from a variety of perspectives. Simply put, you'll be supremely prepared for work and life in a changing world.

Majors and Programs
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