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We take strong academic programs, add bright minds, stir things up a bit, and serve the world. We’re uncommonly good at it. Consider what others are saying about Defiance College: Defiance is featured for excellence in blending academics with community work by The Princeton Review in its Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.

Colleges of Distinction’s guide selected

Defiance for exhibiting the four distinctions that make a college outstanding: engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant community, and successful outcomes. Defiance is included in the President’s

Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognized for

exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth.

“Defiance College promotes an atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement for in-depth learning, experiencing new things, and rising to new challenges. There are so many unique opportunities to experience and ways to get active on campus.”

Treasure Bacon Criminal Justice Major

The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity prepares students to improve the human condition. Its program for student scholars shows Defiance students how to research and design projects to address a need somewhere in the world. Important elements of the McMaster School include: The Carolyn M. Small Honors Program gives students of any major the opportunity to enrich their education with honors courses, participation in honors symposia, and international travel; and Defiance College’s Service Leadership Program develops skills of leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and cultural awareness.

Tyler Thomas Integrated Math Major

“I really like the small classes and the one-on-one interaction. It’s a lot better than sitting in a class with 200 people. The professors take the time to really care about you as an individual. They grade your paper and then talk it over with you to make sure you’re on the right track.”

The Hench Autism Studies Program presents students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to act as peer mentors to teenagers with autism. This program gives Defiance students valuable lessons and amazing insight into the challenges faced by individuals with autism.

Practical experience that Defiance

students gain from internships, service projects, and leadership opportunities both home and abroad pack resumes with exactly the sort of job skills employers want most. A student-run, nonprofit organization called Project 701 provides opportunities for students to take their service involvement to new levels as project managers and leaders, learning how to run an organization. Discover more at!

Students and facu lty condu nearby 2 ct resea 00-acre rch at th Thoreau e Wildlife Sanctua ry.

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Student organizations sponsor great activities such as concerts, comedians, poetry slams, road trips, a dance marathon, and much more. There are organizations to fit your interests, from ecology to religion to music and politics. Catch the campus nightlife at McCann Lounge, home of the The Hive which buzzes with a TV lounge, grill lunch menu, snack bar, and late-night hours.

Pilgrim Library offers a new learning

commons where you can have comfortable places to study and work with friends, a coffee and snack bar, wireless access, a Mac lab, and other study resources.

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“The athletic training program was highly recommended to me. Coming here was the best decision I ever made. The academic programs are all very strong. If I could go back and choose over again, I would still choose Defiance.�

Seth Bidlack Athletic Training Major

In a typical year, the average financial aid package for an incoming freshman is $19,000. Ninety-nine percent of our full-time students receive some form of financial assistance. We offer a full range of financial aid based on merit and financial need. Numerous scholarships range from $2,500 to full tuition, based on a variety of criteria. Qualified students accepted for admission can attend one of our Scholarship Day Programs to enhance their financial aid package and to be recognized for their scholastic achievement.

For more information visit us online at: or contact our Financial Aid Office at 1-800-520GO-DC or

Charlene Williams Business Admin. Major

“All of my professors know me on a first-name basis. I love the people here – the staff, the president’s office, everywhere. You know everybody, and it’s really good. It’s like a family. I need a family when I’m so far from my home in Jamaica. DC has become my American family.”

Distinctive Experiences

Defiance College has designed several new initiatives meant to help you prepare for your future. One of the first things you’ll do as a DC student is develop your own Personal Success Plan. With the direction of faculty, coaches, alumni and others, you’ll map out the best strategy to achieve your college goals. During your college years, you’ll have numerous opportunities for face-to-face conversations and networking opportunities with our successful alumni through the ASK (Alumni Student Konnections) lunch program.

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Advisory Boards are being established for different majors, creating professional contacts for students looking for experiential learning placements or entry-level employment opportunities.

International Baccalaureate Program

All around campus, you will find people and programs to give support and guidance, making your college experience a success.

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See campus, see the community, see

Find out for yourself what makes Defiance College anything but ordinary. You can arrange to tour the campus, meet with an admissions counselor, talk with a faculty member, sit in on a class, meet with a coach, and chat with some of our friendly students. We’ll even treat you to lunch. Come to an open house or schedule an individual visit on another day of your choice. To plan your visit, check out our web site at Or contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-520-GO-DC or 419-783-2359.

Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.


*Associate Degree available +Completion Program ~Also offered as a Minor #Pending approval by CCNE

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