Defiance College
Defiance, OH, USA

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Defiance College
3.75 Average Rating

Robert from New York, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Defiance college is a small school that set students on the right path for a career. The small size classes make students gain confidence to ask questions and approach the professors.
Tips for prospective students
Choose a school that you think is right for your major and always visit the school and request to go to one of the class to feel how is like.
Academic Rigor
The fact that Defiance College is small also make the academic very fun. There are many resources present for students to use. You actually have a real professor in all your classes.
Dorm Life
Dorm life in Defiance College is very respectful. Even though people like to party a lot, at the same time we respect each others privacy.
Food and Dining
The food here is good. And the dining area is nice and peaceful.
What to do for fun
There are so many clubs on campus. Depending on the club you are part of, there is always activity going on.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Located in north west Ohio.
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Bryan from Defiance, OH

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The science department at Defiance College consists of only professors with doctorates no graduate assistants, in fact there are no graduate assistants in the college. This helps keep the classroom more professional and makes learning easier. The small class sizes at Defiance makes the education experience just that much more valuable. Professors will do anything to aid students from personal tutoring options to serving a fresh cooked meal to students. The curriculum is also challenging whether you are a freshmen or a graduating senior that includes real world internships (Hospital, forensic labs, shelters, etc.) and international (Belize, Cambodia, etc.) experiences in every major.
Am enjoying being here
Defiance College (DC) offers many programs to keep students not only involved, but entertained during their stay at DC. Intermurals like Volleyball, Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, etc. are open to all students and unlike larger schools everyone is there to have fun. The student body and community is very hospitable and it seems that most can get together and enjoy themselves. For a small town there is also a lot of things to do. Over 50 local restaurants, to the YMCA, Northtowne Mall, movie theater, golf courses, mini-golf, go-karts. Defiance is also located near popular cities such as: Bowling Green, Findlay, Toledo, Fort Wayne, and Sylvannia. But, there is plenty to do on campus and in the dorms as well. I loved my first year experience at DC and look forward to the next three!
Bang for the buck
Defiance College is a little pricy at around $30,000; however, DC offers many scholarships ranging from $10,000 to full tuition making it affordable for any student looking for a quality education. The personal attention that DC offers is well worth the price, but hard-working students will find that financial aid can make Defiance College more affordable that ANY public university.
Tips for prospective students
1. Make sure to schedule a visit as soon as possible, no one can experience DC well through a pamphlet or website.
2. Prepare for the weather: it is frequently windy year round, cold in the winter, and warm in August-September.
3. Talk to DC students, if you ask an admissions director for a student's e-mail or phone number they'll be happy to help.
4. Don't fret about freshman year.
Great for these types of students
Defiance College is known as one of the top five criminal justice and forensic science colleges in the country. But, it is also a great fit for any science, education, business, and social work majors. This is because of the real world experiences and internships that no other university can offer. DC is best suited to students that want to go to school for education.
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Clairice from Smithville, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I enjoy my classes here. Profs work hard to make sure students are getting the most out of the lessons. If you don't understand something, there are a lot of resources you can use to understand the classes.
Am enjoying being here
Defiance College is a great place to make friends, get involved in student organizations and make connections.
Bang for the buck
Defiance college is a private school, and is therefore more expensive than most state schools. I, however, would never change schools for anything. This school is right where I need to be.
Tips for prospective students
Find upperclassmen as soon as you get here and ask them about their old books. Most of the profs will use the same books for several years and you can buy books a whole lot cheaper from someone who has already taken the class.
Great for these types of students
It is perfect if you are looking for a smaller school. I love that none of my classes have more than 40 students. I know at least half the students in most of the classes by name. I know the president of the college, and have even been to his house quite a few times.
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Melanie from Medina, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Defiance is an excellent school because your are a person to them and not another number. They have so many activities for everyone to join. You're going to make a lot of new friends here before you even have your first day of classes.
Tips for prospective students
Study hard! You will need to study but there is The Learning Commons here and they will help you with homework, pre-reading a paper, and will also improve your note taking skills.
Academic Rigor
The professors here at Defiance, are not really strict but they are fair in their judgement. They want you to be responsible for your own work, and if you don't do it or cannot make it to class, they want you to notify them ahead of time so they can expect it to be late or not to see you in class. In the dorms however, they are strict. If you are extremely loud during quiet hours then you're first told to turn it down, then if you have to be told more times, they get the Hall Directors and if need be the Dean of Students.
Dorm Life
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 and just saying Hi, how are you? and there are parties in some of the hallways during the school year. Plus the Resident Assistants are extremely nice and helpful, and want to make your stay here in the dorms great.
Food and Dining
The food is good, there is a lot of variety here. We have a salad bar, a grill for burgers, pizza, pasta, cereal, and the drinks range from milk and juice to pop.
What to do for fun
There are a lot of activities and clubs here on campus. We have sports from football and baseball to swimming and diving. Activities are Greek Life to DC PRIDE. There is a mall right up the street, and a bowling alley either way.
Bang for the buck
It is a little on the expense side, but they offer more to you. Since you are paying a large amount in tuition, they want you to keep your grades up by offering free tutoring and study tables in the library. They really don't want to see a student suffer in any way, so they work with you and your professors to make it easier for you.
Great for these types of students
Defiance is great for any kind of student. Since there is so many activities, every type of student can find the activities or sport that interests them the best.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs on campus that most students, including myself, fill up their schedules. They have a musical, Greek Life, DC PRIDE, Service Leadership, they also have a disc golf coarse through out the campus.
Greek Life
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.
Campus Safety
They have a card scanner in every dorm building, that you use. They also have campus security that if you do have a night class and you don't want to walk back to the dorm by yourself, then you just call them and tell them, and they will send someone over to walk you back. They also have a alcohol free zone in the freshman dorm, due to everyone being under 21. The campus is also a smoke-free one, but there are designated areas that you can smoke.
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Daryl from Toledo, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All my professors have many years of experience in there fields. I am a Digital Forensics student and my professor knows a lot about this new growing field. Anyone would be impressed just by looking at his resume.

The professors really work with you here also, they will help you with any problem, they actually learn you by name instead of just another student in there class.

There is a Academic Resource Center that helps you with papers along the whole course of writing the paper. Also, the president opens up his house to students on weekdays for Study Table. Here students are able to work on homework in a quite environment.
Am enjoying being here
There are lots of activities to do on campus, you make lots of new friends, and have a opportunity to grow as a person.
I made new friends the first night I was here, there is always activities on campus and you receive constant emails about activities. The college offers opportunities to the students to get out in the community by helping others and experiencing new things.
Bang for the buck
The college offers a great educational environment and has many opportunities for you. They offer many places to study and other places to mess around.
I never have to go out to eat because the college handles all of my meals (buffet style.) You receive a free membership to the YMCA so you never have to worry about fitness center costs, there is a fitness center just down the road (within walking distance) from the college that students are able to go to for free. All Defiance College students are able to attend the sporting events free of charge.
Tips for prospective students
This is a great place to go, it really brings out a social side of you even if you are shy.
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Ashleigh-Beth from Urbana, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Defiance College has a very Compassionate Faculty.
I'd give Defiance College a 10 for best one on one classes.
Defiance College is a college that focuses on their students becoming successful.
Tips for prospective students
Stay on task, do your work, go to class, don't be late, and participate in the College Activities that help us communicate with others.
Academic Rigor
Our classes are based on one on one teaching with staff and students with classes 12:1 teaching.
Dorm Life
Our dorm life is great because we have hours that we can have our music up and then we have quiet hours that we have to respect the students that are studying and who are sleeping.
Food and Dining
We have many choices to eat in the Cafeteria but we also have a restaurant named the Hive that we can eat at. Their food is really good!!!
What to do for fun
We at DC have many opportunities to be social with the staff, President, and students. We have movies with the president, Bonfires, Poker night's, Benefits for children, and game nights.
Bang for the buck
I'm not sure what this is.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have a restaurant called the Hive that we can eat other than the cafeteria. The food is magnificent!
Great for these types of students
Our activities are very thought out and we have many of them. At least four a week. If on the day of an activity it is raining, we have alternative locations or if necessary, alternative days.
Clubs and Activities
We don't have any clubs but our activities are plenty.
Greek Life
Our Greek life has three sororities and fraternities. Two girls and one guys.
Campus Safety
We have rides that we can call to pick us up and take us to our dorms at night. Also we have camera's in every hallway.
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Christopher from Fort Wayne, IN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
At the present time I will rate my college excellent. I rate my college excellent because they were very thorough and patient with my mom during orientation. In addition, my mom and I were met one on one with the dean.
Tips for prospective students
A tip for a prospective student would be to make sure all documents are filled out before his or her arrival. Also, to make a list of questions to ask.
Academic Rigor
academic rigor 5
Dorm Life
Dorm like is okay, rooms need to be updated though.
What to do for fun
The dean is always throwing barbecue functions and I enjoy those a lot. I also like to listen to music and play football.
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Elena

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Defiance is a small town, but you can always find something to do. On campus there is a ton of things to get involved with. Also, most of the students that go here are athletes, so you can always play pick up games.
Tips for prospective students
I suggest getting involved in as many things as possible, many give you the opportunity for additional scholarship money, and it helps you meet new people.
Academic Rigor
As far as academics go DC is great. The classes are always small so the professors can give you one on one attention. The professors are also very easy to get along with and generally will work with you to keep your grades up.
Dorm Life
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 rooms aren't bad at all, like any other school you'll have trouble figuring out how to pack all your belongings into it, but all the furniture moves so you can rearrange it how ever you want. It's really nice.
Food and Dining
The food on campus really isn't that bad. The simple fact is it's cafe food and it gets boring eventually. They always have a good variety though and offer vegetarian alternatives. The food around town is great. It's a small town, but there are a lot of choices to eat out at.
What to do for fun
In the actual town there isn't that much. We have a movie theater and a lot of parks. There is also a river and a reservoir right in town. Defiance is less than an hour away form Toledo, Fort Wayne, and Bowling Green so there are a lot of things to do there from shopping to clubbing.
Great for these types of students
Defiance is a great choice for people from small towns . The campus is really small and every one knows each other, We're like a little family. Plus the president loves to have guests so if you know you're going to miss home it's great. Also, if you're an athlete Defiance is great most of the campus are athletes and it's a good spot for people to come.
Clubs and Activities
Defiance offers a wide range of clubs, I couldn't even explain how many there are. No matter what you do I'm positive DC has a club for you.
Campus Safety
Defiance has good security, they have people patrol the campus pretty much all night. There are also people at the front desks in the dorms until three or four in the morning. They even offer safe rides for people that have been drinking with no questions. They really care about us here and want us safe no matter what.
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RACHAEL from Berea, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is very small but very supportive if you want to succeed. There are tons of opportunities to grow and get hands on experience in your field. There are also tons of service opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved and try to keep your business to yourself. The school is small, so it is easy to get involved and have friends but if you spread your business the school will get really small really quickly. If you love service and to succeed this is a great place!
What to do for fun
I'm involved in a ton of different organizations, bowling, party and go dancing.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The library is never quite, and the basement of McReynolds is creepy.
Great for these types of students
Normal.
Clubs and Activities
Project 701, Campus Activities Board, Students in free enterprise (SIFE), Gay Lesbians and Straight Supporters (Glass), Ecology Club, Drama Club, String ensemble, band, choir, sports, inter-murals, Service Leaders, diversity team, Black Action Student Association, Free Health Clinic, Fair Trade, Graphic Design, and more!
Greek Life
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.
Campus Safety
It is extremely safe and in the middle of no where! I never feel uncomfortable or in danger, even when walking across campus at 4am.
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