Buffalo West—Symphony Circle

Combine liberal arts content with workplace readiness

Earn your Associate of Arts degree from Houghton College at a location designed for you in Buffalo's west side. Students come from a broad range of cultural backgrounds, most are first generation college students and graduate from Buffalo Public Schools.

At Houghton Buffalo, you will find:

Debt-Free Education

Houghton will coordinate TAP, Pell, Say Yes, and all available scholarships, which has allowed many Buffalo East students to graduate debt-free.

Transferable Credits

Earn your first college degree in Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Liberal Arts. All credits transfer to a 4-year degree from Houghton.

Personalized Support

Daily on-site tutoring and small class sizes provide you with the support you need to succeed. Textbooks, laptop, and a monthly bus pass are also provided.

Choose the option that fits your schedule and your family's finances.

Full-time Study

Allows you to earn your first college degree faster (in as few as 2 years) by taking 3-4 courses each semester.

Part-time Study

Balance your work, family and education by focusing on only 2 courses each semester.

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Start at Your Convenience

Going back to school can be challenging. Houghton gives you the option to choose to start at a time that is convenient for you, with part-time and full-time options that help you balance your work, personal life, and your education.

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Fully Accredited Private College Education

Houghton College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).


Equip Yourself for the Future

Receive an education grounded in the Christian tradition, leading to an Associate of Arts degree, granted through the campus in Houghton, NY.  Benefit from a varied course of study; our liberal arts emphasis means academic growth in a variety of subjects.

Qualified students will complete a semester-long internship in their field of study. Your courses fulfill general education requirements that can be transferred to four-year colleges or universities for a bachelor’s degree.  An agreement with Buffalo State College allows students to transfer seamlessly into more than 170 programs.

Designed for You

Small class sizes encourage a community feel and really let you get to know your fellow students and instructors.  ESL Support, Study Resources, and On-Site Tutoring are available for English language learners. Daily on-site tutoring is provided and textbook, transportation and laptops are provided at no additional cost. All financially qualified students attend debt-free.

Symphony Circle in Buffalo in the fall

Buffalo West—Symphony Circle is centrally located near I-Prep School and Kleinhans Music Hall with convenient access from NFTA bus routes.

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Average Class Size

13 Students

Expert Faculty

12:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Academic Support

From local tutors and faculty who understand the community

One Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201