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Tuition & Fees

$32,190

$32,190

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
10%
500-599
14%
400-499
48%
300-399
18%
200-299
5%
700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
5%
400-499
52%
300-399
24%
200-299
5%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
10%
400-499
43%
300-399
32%
200-299
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
63%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
45%
12-17
36%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
27%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

54%

46%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 640
Declined + 460
Total Received 1,100
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Private (nonprofit)

582

undergraduate students

40

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

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 622
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: 16,776), 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
6%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
20%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
10%
500-599
14%
400-499
48%
300-399
18%
200-299
5%
700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
5%
400-499
52%
300-399
24%
200-299
5%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
10%
400-499
43%
300-399
32%
200-299
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
63%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
45%
12-17
36%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
27%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online)
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

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 640
Declined + 460
Total Received 1,100

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
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 419 783-2359
F: 419 783-2468
admissions@defiance.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,226,086
State $301,420
Institutional $7,013,592
Other external $710,659
Total $9,251,757

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,194,112
Other external $187,696
Total $1,381,808

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
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

94%

582
students

Female
46%
265

Male
54%
317

Graduate

6%

40
students

Female
60%
24

Male
40%
16

undergraduateFull-time

87%

509
students

Female
44%
221

Male
56%
288

undergraduatePart-time

13%

73
students

Female
61%
44

Male
39%
29

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
87%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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 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
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
419 783-2365
bharsha@defiance.edu

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