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Campus & Student Life at Defiance College

Home to about 562 undergraduates in 2020, Defiance College is a very small, private college located in Defiance, Ohio. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Defiance College offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Defiance College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Defiance College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Defiance College is Affiliated With the United Church of Christ Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Church of Christ faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Church of Christ Colleges and Universities.

Defiance College Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 18.0% of the student population at Defiance College. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Defiance College Disability Services.

Defiance College for the Military

While not a "service academy", Defiance College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Defiance College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Defiance College for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Defiance College

Defiance College offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Defiance College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Defiance College

Defiance College has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 562 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 515 (91.6%). Part-time attendance was 47 (8.4%).


Defiance College is Ranked #626 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Defiance College receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Defiance College #626 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Defiance College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Defiance College by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Defiance College Diversity Guide.

Defiance College Competes in the NCAA

Defiance College has a total of 474 student athletes, 311 men and 163 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,849,616
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,728,309

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Defiance College Athletics

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