Immerse Yourself in Christian Community

Discover a personalized, affordable, Christian liberal arts education at Houghton University. Join us on campus, located in the scenic Genesee Valley in Western NY, and discover what it means to thrive in Christian community.

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Immerse Yourself in a Christ-Centered Community

Imagine being part of a thriving campus community that’s committed to your success in the classroom, on the field, at home, and in the workplace. This is a place where close-knit, highly relational Christian community meets transformative learning experiences. Our small size and nationally recognized academics give you a top-notch Christian education, while our stellar alumni placement rate indicates how prepared our students are for the next step in their careers.

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Affordable Christ-Centered Education

Your Financial Aid Award Could Cover the Cost of Tuition

The Founder’s Promise Scholarship is awarded to Pell-eligible students to elevate their award to equal the cost of tuition. Houghton’s scholarships are backed by gifts from generous alumni and friends of the University who believe in your God-given potential and that Houghton will equip you to fulfill it.

Majors & Programs

40+ academic programs design to fit your goals and schedule

Average Class Size

15 Students

Expert Faculty

12:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
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Part of the Scenic Genesee Valley

Houghton is located in the hamlet of Houghton, NY, in the scenic Genesee Valley. Houghton’s residential campus sits on the Allegheny Plateau at roughly the 1,300-foot level, on the site of the former Caneadea Indian Reservation of the early 1800s. Fifteen miles to the north are the Genesee’s magnificent Portage Falls and Letchworth State Park, voted the #1 State Park in the United States.


Nearly 800 diverse and deeply curious students from 40 states, 15 countries


Campus clubs and organization allowing you to explore ideas, cultivate passions, and connect with others


NCAA DIII teams that integrate athletics with academic excellence, reflecting Christ to the world


Distinct on-campus residences allowing you to live and learn in community

Earn Your Undergraduate Degree in a Christ-Centered Environment