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Defiance College is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 998, its setting is city, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Defiance College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 39. Its tuition and fees are $27,360 (2012-13).
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Defiance College is a private liberal arts college providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of approximately 1,100 students. Building on a strong foundation of more than a century of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College enables its students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ|
When applying to Defiance College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Defiance College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||67.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Defiance College is 12:1, and the school has 69.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Defiance College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Education, General; Criminal Justice/Police Science; Social Sciences, General; and Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.0 percent.
Defiance College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 998, with a gender distribution of 52.1 percent male students and 47.9 percent female students. At this school, 49.6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.4 percent of students live off campus. Defiance College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Defiance College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Defiance College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Defiance College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Defiance College.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Defiance College, 94.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,433.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$27,360 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,850 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data