Houghton College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Houghton College
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Houghton College and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #138 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 750 out of 821 applicants were admitted making Houghton College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Houghton College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Houghton College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT76%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1380|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Houghton College?
Houghton College typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1380 and Above||Good||>95%|
|1255 to 1380||Avg +||91%-95%|
|1130 to 1255||Avg -||86%-91%|
|1005 to 1130||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 1005||Low||<78%|
Houghton College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT39%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Houghton College?
Admission data indicates that Houghton College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Houghton College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>95%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||91%-95%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||87%-91%|
|19 to 22||Reach||80%-87%|
|Less than 19||Low||<80%|
Avg. High School GPA3.53
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Houghton College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Houghton College was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Houghton College accepts 91% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||32%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||9%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||9%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
61% of Houghton College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||35%|
|Top 25% of class||61%|
|Top 50% of class||88%|
|Bottom 50% of class||12%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||38%||36%|
What are the requirements for admission to Houghton College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191676 IPEDS survey data for Houghton College.
Frequently Asked Questions
76% of students submit their SAT scores to Houghton College. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
91% of those who apply are granted admission to Houghton College. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1380. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.