Free Books for All Four Years

Apply by October 14 to be entered for your chance to win free textbooks for all four years at Houghton University.

One individual will receive free textbooks for all four years of their undergraduate studies at Houghton University. Everyone who applies by October 14 will receive a Houghton bucket hat!*

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No ACT or SAT Required

For some, standardized test scores may not always be the best representation of their fit for Houghton University.
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Personalized Review Process

Every application is read and reviewed immediately after completion. Our dedicated admission staff carefully consider your application and get back to you typically within 2 weeks.

Application Instructions

In order to have your application for admission reviewed by the Admission Committee, complete the requirements and submit the documentation listed below.

A Vision of Our Common Life

As part of your application to Houghton University, you will be asked to abide by A Vision of Our Common Life regarding behavior and conduct while at Houghton.

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Testing Policy

Choosing to apply to Houghton without test scores will not require you to complete any additional application steps or delay your admission decision. Instead, your Admission Counselor will assess your academic potential by closely reviewing your transcript and achievements and accomplishments outside of the classroom.

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Applying to Houghton & Beyond

Houghton maintains agreements with various institutions allowing for early acceptance to graduate school, for dual degrees, or early college acceptance.

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Have questions?

Documents can be mailed to:
Office of Admission, PO Box 128, Houghton, NY 14744
*Winner will be chosen on October 17, 2023. Recipient must enroll and attend Houghton University to receive free textbooks and attend consistently until graduation to remain eligible. Offer will show as a book store credit on the student’s bill each year. Dependents of Houghton University employees are not eligible.
Houghton University does not discriminate based on race, color, gender or national and ethnic origin in admission, financial aid or administration of any educational program.