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.

Website: www.defiance.edu/

Private
Co-ed
599
Undergraduate
Students
(45.7%) 274 Women
(54.3%) 325 Men
31
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 1,257 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.12
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,750
Tuition and Fees
$32,730
Room and Board
$10,220
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$23,424
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
36
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 54% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Defiance Population
16,838
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Toledo
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
12.5% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.7% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
1.7% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
60.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
701 North Clinton Street
City, State, Zip
Defiance, OH 43512-1610
Phone
(419) 783-2359
Fax
(419) 783-2468
E-mail
admissions@defiance.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 1,257 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 526 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 731 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
195 (27%) of 710 admitted students enrolled
Women
81 (25%) of 322 admitted students enrolled
Men
114 (29%) of 388 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.12
3.75 and Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
16%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 6%
Top quarter: 27%
Top half: 64%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,750
Tuition and Fees
$32,730
Room and Board
$10,220
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,400
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003041
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
152 (98.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
149 (98.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
149 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$23,424
Need-Based Gift
Received by 149 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,470
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 135 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,364
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 8 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8 (2.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,407

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
457 (93.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
438 (95.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
437 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
38 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$24,462
Need-Based Gift
Received by 437 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,662
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 397 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,283
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 29 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
36 (8.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,864

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Ecology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
36
Part-Time Faculty
41
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
29%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 54% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 74% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
414,470
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Management Strategy and Policy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Defiance Population
16,838
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Toledo
Campus Size
150 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.9 average low in January, 79.8 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Defiance
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Bryan

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
50%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School Colors
Yellow and purple

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, criminal justice society, student senate, black action student association, tau kappa epsilon
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
599
Women
274 (45.7%)
Men
325 (54.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
525
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
12.5% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.7% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
1.7% from 4 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
31

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
60.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Average Starting Salary
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Law 1%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 1%

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