Defiance College: Narrative Description

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701 North Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512-1610
Tel: (419)784-4010
Free: 800-520-4632
Admissions: (419)783-2361
Fax: (419)783-2468
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1850. Setting: 150-acre small town campus with easy access to Toledo. Endowment: $13.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4682 per student. Total enrollment: 1,035. Faculty: 87 (45 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 940 applied, 73% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 751 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 192 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 4 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 22% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Bowling Green State University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,820 includes full-time tuition ($17,780), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($5590). College room only: $2850. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $300 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $60 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Criminal Justice Society, Student Senate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Sibs Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 517 college housing spaces available; 417 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Pilgrim Library with 88,000 books, 25,000 microform titles, 424 serials, 25,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $508,184. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Defiance College is located in Defiance Ohio, site of Fort Defiance, and birthplace of the Indian Chief Pontiac. Today, Defiance is a community of over 18,000 residents and one of the fastest growing areas in Northwest Ohio. Highly diversified industry and some of the richest farmland in the nation contribute to the areas prosperity. A major shopping mall is 2 blocks north of the campus.

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