Private 4 Year

Defiance College

Defiance, Ohio

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Defiance College overview
Location Defiance, Ohio
Online defiance.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation United Church of Christ
Defiance College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Defiance College, a private liberal arts institution established in 1850, is situated in the small city of Defiance, Ohio, approximately 55 miles southwest of Toledo. The campus is characterized by a suburban setting and offers on-campus living options to students. With a history rooted in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the college maintains a commitment to the liberal arts and experiential learning. Defiance College offers a range of undergraduate programs, with particular recognition in the areas of education, business, and environmental science. The institution practices moderately selective admissions, emphasizing a more individualized assessment of applicants. Defiance College is also acknowledged for incorporating service learning and global engagement into its curriculum. While not primarily known for its athletic programs, the college competes in NCAA Division III as the Defiance College Yellow Jackets.

In the most recent statistical year 2,722 prospective students applied, and 1,711 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 149 enrolled in the school.  482 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 58 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,556 plus fees of $772.












Defiance College is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 860/1110
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.12

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Defiance College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$772
Room and Board $10,940
Budget for Other Expenses$3,076
Total One Year Cost$50,744

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Defiance College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Education 14%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Health Professions 8%

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