Defiance College

701 N Clinton St, Defiance, United States
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Overview of Defiance College

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:599
    • Men:325 (54.3%)
    • Women:274 (45.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Defiance College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
701 North Clinton Street
City, State, Zip
Defiance, OH  43512-1610
Phone
(419) 783-2359
Fax
(419) 783-2468
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 1,257 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 526 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 731 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
195 (27%) of 710 admitted students enrolled
Women
81 (25%) of 322 admitted students enrolled
Men
114 (29%) of 388 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.12
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
16%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,730 (70.01069518716578%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,220 (21.86096256684492%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (2.9946524064171123%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,400 (5.133689839572193%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Defiance College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003041
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
135 (98.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
133 (98.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
133 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
15 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$23,953
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 133 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,639
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 121 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,741
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 11 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4 (2.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,433

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
481 (93.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
469 (97.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
468 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
60 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$23,603
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 468 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,809
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 415 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,406
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 39 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
43 (8.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,479

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


36

Part-Time Faculty


41

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


29%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 54% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
414,470

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Defiance College provides hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


60.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (30)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ecology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Adult Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


16,838

Nearest Metropolitan Area


150 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Toledo

Weather


Temperature
14.9 average low in January, 79.8 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in Toledo
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Defiance
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Bryan

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


50% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


50%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School Colors
Yellow and purple

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Defiance College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, criminal justice society, student senate, black action student association, tau kappa epsilon

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


525

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
599
Women
274
Men
325

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 12.5% Black/African-American
  • 7.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.7% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 4 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


31

Student Resources

Study resources