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Defiance College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 214 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $31,310)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $26,719)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 17 20 - -
Football 123 - - -
Golf 8 6 - -
Lacrosse 20 15 - -
Soccer 35 22 - -
Softball - 25 - -
Tennis 9 7 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 28 17 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 28 17 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 11 9 - -
Volleyball - 18 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 12.1%
Hispanic 6.8%
Non-resident alien 1.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.6%
Two or more races 2.9%
White/non-Hispanic 74.9%
Percent of students with disability 11%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 23 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 15
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Melanie from Medina, OH
  • 4
  • The rooms are a double and they can be roomy or clutter, however you design your room. The halls are always filled with life, with people stopping by other's room…

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  • Elena
  • 5
  • Life around the dorms is really what you make of it. If you want to have fun you will always find it, DC has some really crazy fun people. The…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Jennifer from Defiance, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Food is pretty good, and usually offers plenty of options. There are a few options of campus, and dining off campus within walking distance. If you can drive there are a few surprisingly delightful restaurants in town.

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  • 3
  • Daniel from Springfield, VA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is definitely not like home cooking, lets put that out first. However, the cooks do a good job at providing the best quality of food with what they have. A few selections that I like are the meatloaf, lasagna, chicken patty sandwiches, and subs. We also have a snack bar are where you can get burgers, fries, smoothies, and other little snacks for those late study nights.

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  • 4
  • Zach
  • I am a current student here

    The dining choices are limited to pretty much the cafe and the hive, because it is such a small college, and the food choices are definitely improving. There are also some fast food restaurants like subway, McDonalds, Burger King, Arbys, Pizza Hut, and some more that are not that far away from the college.

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  • 1
  • Marcia from Chandlersville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    The rooms are a nice size, but they are old and kinda falling apart, the bathrooms are not cleaned well. There are separate girl and boy hallways, but there is no doors stopping girls or boys from walking down each others halls.

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  • 3
  • Kevin from Dayton, OH
  • I am a current student here

    The food is a hit and miss. One day the Cafe will serve something terrible then the next day turn around and serve a great meal. No matter how bad the meal is, there is always the option for fruit and a salad bar. The hive (after Cafe is closed) gets old pretty quick seeing how there are only about 5 things on the menu, but its not that bad

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  • 4
  • Emily from Riga, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The staff that serves the food is amazing, i am a vegetarian and they have always made extra effort for me. The food is almost always good, and warm.

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  • 4
  • David from Columbus, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Here at defiance, we have nice size cafeteria where the main breakfast, lunch, and dinner are held. There is plenty of food here. There are a few different options for vegetarians but they are still working to increase those options. There is a board where if you want you can put in your opinion on what could be served one day. If it is popular then it will get served more frequently.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Christopher from Copiague, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I believe we have three Greek organizations, one female, one male, and one unisex. They all do so much for people on and off campus. They all charter to bigger sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Haley from Bryan, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There are two sororities to choose from and one fraternity. They all cooperate and get along well, all of them focused on the students.

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  • 0
  • Melanie from Medina, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There are two sororities, one fraternity, and a co-ed fraternity. Sigma Sigma Sigma is more of a service sorority while Alpha Xi Delta is more social. The fraternity Phi Sigma Chi helps each other become better individuals and wants to see each other succeed in life.

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  • 0
  • RACHAEL from Berea, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Alpha Xi Delta, & Sigma Sigma Sigma - National social sororities. Phi Sigma Chi -local social fraternity. Alpha Phi Omega -national co-ed service fraternity. All groups are between 9 and 30 members.

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