Application Fee
$40
Graduate Application Fee
$40
Acceptance Rate
81%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
28%
Freshmen Enrollment
228
SAT Scores
1,190
ACT Scores
25

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 1,005 students have applied and 811 students have allowed to admit to Houghton College (Acceptance rate: 80.70%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 28.11 % where 228 students have finally enrolled out of 811 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is higher (easier to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York.
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York.

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,190 and the average ACT score is 25 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Houghton College1,19025
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York120677

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Houghton College, 178 students submitted SAT scores (78% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,190 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540660
Mathematics520660
Total1,0601,320
At Houghton College, 54 students submitted ACT scores (24% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 25 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2128
English2028
Mathematics1927
Total6083

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Houghton College. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Houghton College
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended