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Houghton College - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Northeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 1300 acres.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
1,300-acre campus in Houghton (population: 1,000), 60 miles from Buffalo
and 70 miles from Rochester; branch campus in West Seneca. Served by bus;
major airport serves Buffalo; airport and train serve Rochester. School
operates transportation to Buffalo airport.


Types of Housing

  • Women's Dorms are used by 56% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 32% of the on-campus students.
  • School-owned/operated Apartments.
  • Off-campus Married-student housing are used by 3% of the students.
  • 95% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 91% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 9% of all students live off campus or commute.
  • On average, 70% of all students are on campus during the weekend.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All freshmen and sophomores must live on campus.
Campus housing is not available for all unmarried students regardless of year. Reason: Contact School Directly

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • 35% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus, even to those students of legal drinking age.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Other: Lifestyle statement must be signed.

Student Employment

  • 55% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $900 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are poor.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.