C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Defiance College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
701 N Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512

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
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
785-965
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Cost

Net Price
$23,824/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,832/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,862/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,912/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,606/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,713/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
572Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
55%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.15 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Defiance College Reviews

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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.
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Defiance College is definitely a small environment. However this is what makes the school so unique. On campus living is compared to having one big family. Everyone is involved with one another as a support system. They just updated our food service, and add new classes every semester from things like Yoga to learning how to coach. The only thing about Defiance that could make it unlikable is the low diversity rate. Being an African American female it would make one feel more comfortable to not be approximately 1 of 20 African American females on campus.
Classes and professors seem to be a hit-or-miss. I would have liked to see a greater variety of courses offered, and more convenient times for students. It is extremely difficult to double major, or even have a minor, as required courses for each major often only have one class available a semester and they are often at the same time. Class sizes vary greatly depending on the course. I have had classes with 3 students (including myself) and other classes with 20 or more students.