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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Defiance is a private, Christian college located in Defiance, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 525 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Defiance acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Police and Criminal Science, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 39% of students, Defiance alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
701 N Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512
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Defiance College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
700- 960
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$24,414/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,635/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
525Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
59
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
59%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    29%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Student-Athlete
    29%
  • Artsy
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.14 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.16 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Family atmosphere
    33%
  • Very small and intimate college
    33%
  • Extremely small and party friendly.
    17%
  • Very small, and not extremely friendly
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Honestly when I visited, I felt like I was at home for a few reasons. Everyone was so welcoming to me, the students were kind, the food was exceptional, education was great, and it’s also a very small campus. If your looking for a small school I’d 100% recommended this one, and you’ll never be singled out because everyone knows everyone. Friendships can be easily developed at this college so all interested should go to defiance.
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My experience at Defiance College has overall been excellent. Defiance gave me an opportunity to move away from home and pursue a Bachelors degree. During my 4 years at Defiance College I have completed internships in my field of study to give me a better understanding for what comes next. I have also been a member of the Defiance College Softball team the last 4 years in which has taught me time management and has enhanced my leadership skills tremendously. There is nothing I would have changed throughout my time at Defiance College, it has prepared me for my future and brought me life long friendships.
Defiance College is very small in terms of both student and faculty population, as well as campus space. The college does not have much diversity to offer, is super expensive, and many professors are overly strict. The small number of faculty really limits students options in regard to course schedules. Most required courses are only offered either in the fall or spring, and typically there are only one or two options of what time it can be taken. Furthermore, there are not many elective courses offered in ones own major: Students often have to take courses that are irrelevant to their major in order to fill credit hour requirements.