General Information About Defiance College
Mission Statement Defiance College is an independent, coeducational institution related to the United Church of Christ. Through personal caring attention within an ecumenical Christian environment that values people with different beliefs, our community of learners is dedicated to nurturing the whole person through development of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social and physical dimensions of self. We seek to inspire within our students a search for truth, a sensitivity to our world and the diverse cultures within it, the ability to lead in their chosen professions, and a spirit of service. We want them to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. TO KNOW We believe that the liberal arts form a broad basis for all learning. We affirm that academic excellence demands a committed search for truth, competency in research and other problem solving methods, the ability to synthesize knowledge from many sources, and a capacity for self-directed learning. TO UNDERSTAND We provide opportunities for students to perceive and make connections between the intellectual realm and the world. We strive to develop awareness of and sensitivity to global interdependence and diverse cultures. TO LEAD We are committed to the betterment of the community, the nation, and the world through the development of leadership skills and abilities. We create opportunities for students to initiate and facilitate beneficial action in and out of the classroom and encourage self-reflection on the role of the dedicated leader. TO SERVE We encourage our students to be of service to their fellow students, their chosen fields of study, their communities and the world. We provide opportunities for students to transform society through civic engagement along with application of their knowledge and understanding to service.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- United Church of Christ
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Town: Distant
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 1,258 Percent Admitted N/A Men Admitted 74% Women Admitted 75% Full Time Retention Rate 65%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 440 560 Math 430 560 Writing 420 560
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 19 24 English 17 24 Math 20 25
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,170 Native American 4 Asian 4 African American 63 Hispanic 45 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 766 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 19