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Defiance College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1850
Affiliation: United Church of Christ
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 909
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $12,080,953
Admissions Address

701 N. Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Website

http://www.defiance.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@defiance.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Brad Harsha
Admissions office telephone: (800) 520-4632
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $75 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 77%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 1,004
Total acceptances: 770
Total freshman enrollment: 311
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 543
Male acceptances: 400
Male freshman enrollment: 157
 
Female applicants: 461
Female acceptances: 370
Female freshman enrollment: 154
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 20%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 65%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 17%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 410 – 560
Math: 430 – 560
Combined: 840 – 1120

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 0.0%
600-699 13.0% 8.0%
500-599 26.0% 50.0%
400-499 40.0% 32.0%
300-399 15.0% 10.0%
200-299 3.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
24-29 20.0% 14.0% 23.0%
18-23 59.0% 47.0% 50.0%
12-17 21.0% 36.0% 27.0%
6-11 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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