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Your future is brimming with possibilities.

Make the most of it!

At Defiance College, students defy the ordinary through excellent, real-world academic programs and a campus rich with opportunities – from our nationally-recognized service programs to student-designed programs and activities.

  • A broad-based liberal arts education that will prepare you for a competitive job market and that offers more than 40 major programs of study from education to business to specialized programs like design, restoration ecology and digital forensic science.
  • Distinctive, hands-on experiences such as internships, work experiences, leadership and extracurricular collaborations linking theory learned in the classroom to the real world. Learn first-hand how to apply your skills and talents to your work.
  • In-depth participation in service and research that will engage you fully in the discovery of your chosen profession while making a positive and meaningful difference in individuals’ lives, local communities, and a diverse world.
  • An opportunity-rich campus offering students a wide array of athletic, social, service, fun,and academic activities.

You'll find yourself meeting new friends, facing new academic challenges, and growing more than you ever dreamed.

Come for a visit!

Visiting a college campus is a great way to find out if a college is right for you.  If you haven't already visited the Defiance College campus, we invite you to come experience DC for yourself.  Check out our visit page to set up your visit today!

Apply online for free!

Applying online is quick and easy!  Plus, if you apply online, we'll waive the application fee!   Simply fill out the online application, and have your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores sent to DC Admissions.  A list of items you need to apply is on the online application form.

Questions? Your admission counselor will  be available to assist you throughout your admission process.

Who's my counselor?  

Meet the Admissions staff