The schools in this group are some of the very best in the country. Some are household names, some are ‘hidden in plain sight’; what they all share is that they are great places to get an education.
- Wesley L. Creel, president and founder of Colleges of Distinction
Defiance College has received the designation “College of Distinction” in the newly-released 2008-2009 edition of Colleges of Distinction. Unlike traditional numeric-based college guidebooks, this book recognizes and appeals to students’ unique interests, realizing what may be “the best” college for one student, may be vastly different than the best for another.
Approximately 40 colleges in each of the six geographical regions in the U.S. were selected as meeting four key criteria that make a college truly exceptional: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. These are the “hidden gems” of higher education institutions - as determined by a review board of academicians, guidance counselors, and parents.
Defiance College was required to go through an application process to be considered, be nationally recognized by education professionals, employ outstanding teachers that provide innovative learning experiences, have an active campus and community that allows for personal development, and be highly valued by employers for its outstanding preparation. Colleges of Distinction also recognized an impressive number of colleges in the state including Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio Northern University, Hiram College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Mount Union College, University of Dayton, Lake Erie College and University of Findlay.
College seekers can also visit the Colleges of Distinction website (www.collegesofdistinction.com) to learn more about featured schools, including Defiance College. Furthermore, visitors can read tips from high school guidance counselors and essays from college students, presidents, and other members of different campus communities.
Student Horizons, Inc. is a digital services company devoted to higher education. Founded in 2002 by concerned parents and admissions professionals, their mission is to enable students to find colleges and universities that appeal to and complement their unique personalities and aspirations. Student Horizons, Inc. is located in Bethesda, MD.
Defiance College, founded in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
November 13, 2008