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Defiance College is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 932, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Defiance College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 40. Its tuition and fees are $28,690 (2013-14).
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|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 62.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||62.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Defiance College is 11:1, and the school has 74.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Defiance College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Police Science; Health Professions and Related Programs; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; and Education, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||41%|
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Defiance College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 932, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 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, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Defiance College.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Defiance College, 91.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,845.
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||$28,690 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,260 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data