Canadian Students

Canadian students bring great diversity to Houghton College campus with many provinces represented. Over 200 Houghton College alumni currently reside in Canada as well.

Why Choose Houghton

Houghton College integrates academic rigor and Christian commitment within a close-knit community and global context. Houghton is a great fit for students looking to grow in Christ and in their knowledge of their place in the world.

In the United States, both colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees. Canadian students at Houghton have the unique advantage of receiving a four-year bachelor’s degree within a relevant, Christian community.

Visiting Houghton

A place like Houghton College is best experienced in person.

Call our visit office toll-free at 800-777-2556, or consult our visit page for more details.

Airports & Shuttles

Canadian students visiting Houghton by plane usually fly into Rochester (ROC) or Buffalo (BUF). With advanced notice, the visit office can arrange a shuttle driver to pick you up from the airport and take you back. We do have an airfare reimbursement policy for first-time Houghton visitors. The amount of reimbursement depends on your application status.

Find Accommodations & Reimbursement Policy

Scheduling a Visit

Our visit page will provide you with the most up-to-date information on upcoming Encounter Days. We also schedule individual appointments upon request.  We strongly encourage students to visit during the fall or spring semesters when courses are in session in order to experience what life as a Houghton student is like.  Common visit schedules include a campus tour, meals in our dining facilities, sitting in on a class or two, visiting with a professor, meeting with an admission representative, and perhaps meeting with a coach or athletic team for potential athletes.

Schedule a Campus Visit

Driving Times to Houghton

City Approx. Driving Time
Niagara Falls 2 hours
St. Catharines 2 1/4 hours
Toronto 3 1/2 hours
London 4 hours
Brockville 4 1/2 hours
Ottawa 6 hours

Financial Aid for Canadian Students

We are committed to making Houghton affordable to our Canadian families. For information on general financial aid questions, please visit our financial aid web page.

Tuition & Aid at Houghton

Below is a list of scholarships and grants that are specifically relevant to Canadian students and families. All awards are renewable each year, provided the student meets eligibility requirements.

Performance Scholarships

Performance Scholarships, ranging up to full tuition may be awarded to students who display exceptional talent in fine arts. Art and music faculty may nominate candidates to the Student Financial Services Office.  Scholarships are offered in the following programs: music and art.  Awards are renewed annually if satisfactory participation in the area of performance and a minimum 2.0 GPA are maintained.

Matching Scholarships

Houghton College will match scholarships awarded to undergraduate main campus students by their local church or a Dollars for Scholars Scholarship (submit award letter only; no matching form necessary). The gift must come from the church and not be funneled from the parents. The church must submit an award form to ensure a matching scholarship each year. Find the required form for the church match scholarship, with additional details, on our Applications and Forms page.

Houghton College Endowed Scholarships

Generous friends of Houghton have funded a number of scholarships which are awarded according to the wishes of the donors. Recipients are selected by the Student Financial Services Office in conjunction with department heads (when required) on the basis of academic achievement at Houghton and financial need. There is no application process. A list is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions