About Defiance College

Founded in 1850, Defiance College. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 608 full time undergraduate students, and 40 full time graduate students.

The Defiance College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 36 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Defiance College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate58%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range790-1010
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at DC are considered Selective, with ,7% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

61% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 25% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Defiance College.

17%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
17%
“They keep regular office hours”
83%
“They”re always available”
17%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
67%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
33%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
17%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
17%
“They keep regular office hours”
83%
“They”re always available”
17%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
67%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
33%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Defiance College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    22 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    15 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    24 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    24 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    24 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    24 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    24 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    24 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Defiance College?

6 Students rated Defiance College

Andrew

It's a great private college with plenty to offer in a decent sized community. Not too large while it still has plenty to offer, that being both the community and college. Can be considered as expensive. The education received is well worth the extra dollar paid.

Emily

I love this college. I have been here almost a year and I love everything this school has to offer. From the sports involvement to the academic achievement here. It has so many opportunities to learn, get involved, etc. It is like a family atmosphere. It's very diverse and very accepting of all races and ethnicity.

Kalin

I absolutely love the energy and vibe of Defiance College. When i first stepped foot on campus i knew it was the one. Ive never felt so at home far away from home. The campus is filled with athletes that can each relate to academic achievements as well as what they do on the field. The coaches and professors ensure that your education is high priority as well as helping maintain a cooperative schedule.

Chyanne

I think defiance college is a wonderful place. There are small classes and the professors are always there to help when ever you need it. There are plenty of clubs to join or activity you can do in your free time. We have a huge sports section on campus and alot of the students and faculty will come out during home games to show our support for our players.

Defiance College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Defiance College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Defiance College is 58%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When looking for the right college, don't settle. Find one that has your desired academic major, is of a comfortable size for you, has a good curriculum, and has a variety of extra-curricular activities that interest you. To make the most of your college experience, try your best. Study often and as much as you need to, but allow yourself to have a social life. Interact with other students to make friends. Don't fall into the habit of wasting the weekends away with parties and alcohol. Keep your goals, morals, and beliefs in mind; don't let anyone push you past your boundaries. Take this time to discover who you are and what you want out of life. Use the opportunity to experience being out on your own. Try to exercise regularly and eat healthy to avoid illness and depression. Don't isolate yourself. Be involved with your campus; attend school events and have fun. Have a sense of pride in who you are, and the school you attend. Having pride in your school will give you a more positive college experience. College is your time to experience life; enjoy it, don't waste it.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very smart and dedicated, they are also inventive and strong willed.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The type of individual who should reconsider the decison to attend Defiance College is the person who feels as though he or she does not need to give effort to achieve a above average grade. Defiance College provides a wonderful faculty, excellent resources for studying, as well as helpful (and knowlagable) tutors to aid in achieving the student's desired grade. If a student does not wish to utilize these resources readily given, if needed, than this individual should reconsider his or her choice of college.

    Read all  6 answers
  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Forensic Science major, located by Fort Defiance, strong emphasis on community service

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who wants to do good at college, but not expecting a lot of people and likes to lean new things. YOU MUST ENJOY VOLUNTEER WORK!

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Through Defiance College I have been to Jamaica, New Orleans, Mexico, Detroit. I mentor as well as tutor. Also im involved in America Reads, the possibilities are endless for future students (All of the places listed above I was doing community service through a program i am in at school called Citizen Leader)

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Defiance College faculty and students work together to create a friendly and diverse campus that is conducive to education in every way imaginable.

    Read all  4 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The Bonner Leadership Program is very interesting. I perform 200 hours of community service each year for a scholarship and am a memeber of the National Bonner Program.

    Read all  4 answers
  10. What's unique about your campus?

    I would have to give all of the credit to my professors as "the best thing about [my] school". Every professor gives his or her all in teaching; they make class interesting as well as exciting to attend. I am a single mother of a two year old so, I know first hand how hard it is sometimes to juggle being both a full-time student as well as being a full-time mother. The professors understand the difficulty and, without distracting from the material or coursework, they help me succeed within the classroom as well as in my degree.

    Read all  4 answers
  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish i would have known how much college was going to cost me so i could have saved more money and used it for my education.

    Read all  4 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I would have to say the most frustrating thing about my school is the cost to attend. The cost of tution is quite costly which causes me to be concerned financially. Also, it would be nice if the food in the cafeteria was healthy and somewhat appetizing. There is no variety either which is very disappointing.

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    the worst thing about my school is that meals are only offered at certain times because most students have classes during hte times that meals are offered so therfor they can not eat in the cafeteria and may not have the money to afford food from any where else.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics for the School of Business at Dean have been great. The technology, communication, managerial, and even (my least favorite) the math classes; have come together in a way that they really make sense and somehow in the end they always connect back together rienforcing the most important concepts. My classes have been small, and i have great personal and academic relationships with each of my professors, some who have impacted my life in a very influential way. I am very excited that I will be walking at Commencement in May, but I am also sad (a little bit) that I will be finished here, learning with the great faculty and classes that Dean has offered me for the past four years.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Asof right now I am a senior at Dean. The college has only continued to grow and from my opinion improve at an extremely rapid rate. I love the small clases and individualized attention that the students recieve at Dean. Right now I have noticed class sizes growing and this is because the college is hiring more faculty as fast as they can bt this process takes a little bit because I know that Dean is trying to hire the best professors that will fit for this school and it's students. This means that for a little while I might have to deal with a slightly greater than normal class size until the college hires more professors to adjust to the quickly growing student body.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    At Dean, there are no real common stereo-types. Our sports "jocks" are very hardworking (and for the most part humble) students on campus. Sometimes the only time I see them is in class and then usually they are busy with games and practices. The other bigger group of people at Dean are all the students who are dancers or in the arts programs. They take many classes together and are also very busy students on campus, so they often tend to stick together. The great thing about Dean College is that we are a small campus and yet have a very diverse student body. We have an interesting community because we have students that come from many different walks of life, and this allows the students to learn about eachother and come to appreciate eachothers differences.

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Student Body

Students

46%

female

54%

male

608

Total Undergrad Enrollment

40

Total Grad Students

30%

Out-Of-State

67%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

31

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

50%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
78%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Defiance College receive some sort of financial aid. 45% were awarded federal grants. While 90% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$31,680

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$9,950

Room and Board

43,030

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,825
$30 - $48K
$22,860
$48 - $75K
$24,328
$75 - $110K
$25,934
$110K & UP
$29,098

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