Defiance College

#5795 / #1583
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About Defiance College

According to Wikipedia, Defiance College is a private college located in Defiance, Ohio and affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The campus includes eighteen buildings and access to the Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary. History The college began as Defiance Female Seminary in 1850 and was opened by the Christian Connection to provide schooling for young women. William Curtis Holgate, a local businessman, donated most of the campus. In 1903 the Defiance Female Seminary formally became Defiance College, making it one of only two religious-affiliated colleges to begin operation in Ohio during the 20th century. Much of the institution's early growth occurred under Peter McReynolds who was named president in 1902. The following years saw growth in students, endowment, and facilities with the addition of most of the original campus buildings.

Defiance College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
3,021 55% 45% 970 19

How Much Does Defiance College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $23,760
30K - 48K $25,572
48K - 75K $25,131
75K - 110K $30,298
110K+ $30,913

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Defiance College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Defiance College, then you can expect to earn an average of $46,500 per year. You also have a 93% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Defiance College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
511 485 26

Where is Defiance College?

Defiance College is located at 701 N Clinton St., Defiance OH 43512

How Safe is Defiance College?

Defiance has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Defiance College Known For?

Defiance College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Defiance College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Defiance College's Most Influential Alumni?

Defiance College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Religious Studies, and Physics. Here are some of Defiance College's most famous alumni:

Richard Mourdock
An Indiana Republican Party politician.
Terence T. Henricks
Terence T. Henricks
An American astronaut.
Harold McMaster
An American physicist.
Pam Borton
An American women's college basketball coach.
Paul Gillmor
An Ohio politician .
Bruce Shingledecker
An American artist .
Bruce Goodwin
An Ohio State Representative .
Amenta Matthew
A Politician.