Defiance College

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Defiance College can be found in Defiance, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Defiance College has an enrollment of around a thousand students.

Most of the students accepted into this school had an SAT score within the range of 790 - 1080, or got accepted with an ACT score between 18 - 23. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Defiance College average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. Defiance College sends acceptance letters to around 70 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, about 20 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Defiance College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Defiance College was reported as 71.6% in Fall 2013 with over 1,700 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Defiance College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Defiance College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Defiance College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 74.5%
  • 2010-2011: 67.2%
  • 2011-2012: 67.3%
  • 2012-2013: 62.3%
  • 2013-2014: 71.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.0%

How Does Defiance College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Defiance College is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia University-Ann Arbor53.7%
Goshen College55.1%
Holy Cross College72.3%
Wilberforce University58.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Defiance College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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