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About Defiance College

Founded in 1850 as Defiance Female Seminary, it became known as Defiance College in 1903
and is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The College is located in Defiance, Ohio in the
Northwest corner of Ohio at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers; one hour from
Lima and Toledo, Ohio, and Ft. Wayne, Indiana; two hours from Detroit, Michigan; two-and-ahalf
hours from Columbus and four hours from Chicago, Illinois. The city of Defiance has 17,000
residents.
The campus is located on 150 acres in a residential area of Defiance, which includes 19 buildings
and access to the 200 acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary. Defiance College has a student population
nearly 1,000 students. More than 65 percent of traditional students live on campus.
 

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