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Tuition & Fees

$31,680

$31,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
21%
400-499
52%
300-399
21%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
21%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
13%
400-499
52%
300-399
32%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
58%
12-17
14%
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
48%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 788
Declined + 410
Total Received 1,198
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Private (nonprofit)

666

undergraduate students

70

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Education
  3. Business
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Codes

SAT 1162
ACT 3264

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School Facts

The Defiance College, founded in 1850, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 150-acre campus is located in a residential area of Defiance, 50 miles from Toledo.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 736
Established in 1850
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Reformed
Accredited by •  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Defiance, OH

150-acre campus in Defiance (population: 16,836), 55 miles from Toledo. Served by bus; major airport serves Toledo; train serves Bryan (25 miles).

Defiance College
701 North Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 6% of male students
 
2 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
19%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
21%
400-499
52%
300-399
21%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
21%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
13%
400-499
52%
300-399
32%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
58%
12-17
14%
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
48%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 788
Declined + 410
Total Received 1,198

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Brad Harsha
Director of Admissions
P: 419 783-2359
F: 419 783-2468
admissions@defiance.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,221,774
State $302,050
Institutional $7,008,034
Other external $707,135
Total $9,238,993

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,199,022
Other external $188,870
Total $1,387,892

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescent Studies
Athletic Training Education
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Criminal Justice
Business Administration/Health Care
Business Administration/Leadership
Christian Education
Communication Arts
Criminal Justice
Design 2-D
Design 3-D
Digital Forensic Science
Early Childhood Education
Education/Coaching Concentration
Education/Graduate Adolescent/Young Adult Licensure
English
Exercise Science
Forensic Science
Graphic Design
Health
History
International/Global Studies
Intervention Specialist (Mild/Moderate) K-12/Autism Emphasis
Mathematics
Middle Childhood Education
Ministry Studies
Molecular Biology
Multimedia Communications
Nursing
Ohio Reading Endorsement
Physical Education
Psychology
Religious Education
Religious Studies
Restoration Ecology
Self-Designed Major
Social Work
Sports Management
Teacher Education
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Undergraduate

90%

666
students

Female
47%
313

Male
53%
353

Graduate

10%

70
students

Female
56%
39

Male
44%
31

undergraduateFull-time

85%

571
students

Female
45%
253

Male
55%
318

undergraduatePart-time

15%

95
students

Female
64%
60

Male
36%
35

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 2
Countries most often represented Canada
Jamaica
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Brad Harsha
Director of Admissions
419 783-2365
bharsha@defiance.edu

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