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Defiance College Admission Requirements

Defiance, Ohio

Chances of getting into Defiance College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.4%
Admission Difficulty for Defiance College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Defiance College and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 787 out of 1,502 applicants were admitted making Defiance College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Defiance College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Defiance College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Defiance College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
860-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
43%
SAT Scores for Defiance College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for Defiance College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 970

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Defiance College?

Defiance College typically requires applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #49 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Defiance College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >65%
965 to 1070 Avg + 52%-65%
860 to 965 Avg - 39%-52%
755 to 860 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 755 Low <27%
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Defiance College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Defiance College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Defiance College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Defiance College?

Admission data indicates that Defiance College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #52 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Defiance College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Defiance College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >67%
19 to 22 Avg + 52%-67%
17 to 19 Avg - 41%-52%
15 to 17 Reach 32%-41%
Less than 15 Low <32%
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Defiance College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.03
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Defiance College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Defiance College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Defiance College was 3.03 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #50 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Defiance College accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Defiance College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 18% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 6% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

57% of Defiance College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Defiance College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 57%
Bottom 50% of class 43%
Bottom 25% of class 17%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Defiance College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 677 825 1,502
Accepted 393 394 787
Acceptance Rate 58% 48% 52%
Enrolled 57 100 157
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 25% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
0

Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Defiance College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Defiance College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Defiance College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
O
Olivet College

Olivet, Michigan

W
Wilmington College

Wilmington, Ohio

K
Kuyper College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

N
Notre Dame College

Cleveland, Ohio

C
Cincinnati Christian University

Cincinnati, Ohio

K
Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Kentucky

L
Lakeland College

Plymouth, Wisconsin

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202514 IPEDS survey data for Defiance College.

FAQs

Does Defiance College prefer SAT or ACT?

43% of students submit their SAT scores to Defiance College. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Defiance College?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Defiance College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Defiance College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 860 and 1070. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Defiance College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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