Defiance College

163 reviews
  1. Defiance, OH
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Defiance College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
701 N Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
800-1040
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$24,552/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,575/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,647/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,349/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,141/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,801/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
690Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
45%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.15 responses
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After Defiance College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

163 reviews
  • Excellent
    21
  • Very Good
    49
  • Average
    70
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    11
Teachers really do care and ask you how you are doing. Class sizes are perfect! DC really pushes its McMaster School for Advancing Humanity. You can travel to Belize, Cambodia and now Tanzania with projects you have developed to help make their worlds a better place.
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 2 2013
Not So Hot Spot With This Wirless – There is only one computer lab that is open 24 hours, but each building does have a computer lab. We have one mac lab, but the catch is, the internet is horrible. You get booted from the wireless every 10 minutes or so, and it is VERY slow! also if you are doing a last minute print job, chances are the printer will be broken or out of ink, so bring your own! Also the labs are usually full because of mandatory study table for all athletes
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 28 2012
Classes and professors seem to be a hit-or-miss. I would have liked to see a greater variety of courses offered, and more convenient times for students. It is extremely difficult to double major, or even have a minor, as required courses for each major often only have one class available a semester and they are often at the same time. Class sizes vary greatly depending on the course. I have had classes with 3 students (including myself) and other classes with 20 or more students.
  • College Senior
  • 5 months ago