Defiance College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Defiance College was established in 1850 as the Defiance Female Seminary. Located in Defiance, Ohio, it was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church and its first president was Reverend J.C. Finley. The college was originally intended to be a school for educating young women and the first class had 32 students. In 1872, the name of the school changed to Defiance College and it began admitting male students as well. Over the next few decades, several buildings were added to the campus including a library and science building. With an ever-growing enrollment, more faculty members were added to meet the needs of its students. In 1930, Defiance College became affiliated with The United Methodist Church and continues to offer programs in liberal arts, business administration, science and technology, education, nursing and social work. Throughout its history, Defiance College has held true to its mission of providing a quality education for all students regardless of race or religion. It has also been a leader in community service initiatives such as working with local schools on literacy projects or providing free tax assistance for low-income families. Today Defiance College is accredited by numerous regional accrediting organizations including North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) and continues to serve over 1,400 students from across Ohio and beyond each year.

Defiance College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Defiance College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Defiance College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Defiance College has a student population of over 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college has a very diverse student body with students from all 50 states, as well as international students from over 40 countries. The admission rate for Defiance College is slightly below the national average at 57%. Most of the accepted applicants have an average GPA of 3.2 or higher and an ACT score between 21-26. Additionally, Defiance College requires all applicants to submit a personal essay and letters of recommendation in order to be considered for admission. Defiance College also offers numerous scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition for qualified students. Scholarships range from merit-based awards to need-based awards and can be applied for directly through the college’s website or through other sources such as high school counselors or community organizations. Defiance also offers many resources for incoming students to ensure that their transition into college life is successful and rewarding. This includes an online orientation program, peer mentoring programs, academic advising, career counseling services, and more.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 67%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 67%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 1,692
Female applicants 665
Male applicants 1,027
Applicants accepted 1,137
Female applicants accepted 473
Male applicants accepted 664
Freshman enrollment 266
Female freshman enrollment 112
Male freshman enrollment 154
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.1
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.6-3.5

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 14%
SAT Critical Reading average score 483
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 430-530
SAT Math average score 499
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-540
SAT Writing average score 462
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 400-510
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 99%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-23
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 16-22
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-24