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Defiance College
Defiance, OH
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 582
   Women 265 (45.5%)
   Men 317 (54.5%)
Graduate Students 40
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 1,100 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 445 average
390-470 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 472 average
400-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $45,410
  Tuition and Fees $31,710
  Room and Board $9,950
Average Percent of Need Met 67%
Average Freshman Award $23,891
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 38
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 46% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Defiance Population 16,838
Nearest Metropolitan Area Toledo
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Yellow Jackets
Sororities 6% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. Not reported
International Students Not reported
First-Year Students Returning 58.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 34.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%