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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students582
   Women265 (45.5%)
   Men317 (54.5%)
Graduate Students40


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate58% of 1,100 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.12
SAT Math445 average
390-470 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading472 average
400-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing425 average
370-490 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$45,410
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met67%
Average Freshman Award$23,891
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population16,838
Nearest Metropolitan AreaToledo
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotYellow Jackets
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.Not reported
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning58.8%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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High 3.86       22
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