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 only around 540 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Most of the students accepted into this school had an SAT score within the range of 890 - 1050, or got accepted with an ACT score between 17 - 21. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Defiance College average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.04 for accepted students. Defiance College sends acceptance letters to around 50 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, about 18 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Defiance College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Defiance College was reported as 50.1% in Fall 2020 with over 2,000 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: 17 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Defiance College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 58.2%
  • 2017-2018: 56.5%
  • 2018-2019: 52.4%
  • 2019-2020: 50.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 49.3%

How Does Defiance College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Defiance College is thirteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bluffton University55.0%
Goshen College63.0%
Holy Cross College93.6%
Earlham College63.4%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Defiance College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 520
Math450 - 530
Total Score890 - 1050
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 21
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