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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
Most Popular Majors
Police and Criminal Science19 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management10 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services9 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science8 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security7 Graduates
Early Childhood Education6 Graduates
Athletic Training5 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.14 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.16 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
Defiance College Reviews
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.
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.