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Old 11-10-2006, 02:01 PM
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well! Since I heard that Youngstown wasnt such a good place to move or to go to college, I looked up some other places.

What can you guys tell me about Defiance, Ohio and Defiance college.

What can you tell me about Tiffin, Ohio and Tiffin University?

Im looking for some place thats city-like, but not really a city. Like a nice place that has a mixed population and restaurants and shopping centers, but nothing too busy, wild, or ghetto.
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:50 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Before i head there i would check out the suburbs of Akron and Cleveland. They have some great colleges around the two cities, and the technology sectors around these two cities is booming.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:25 PM
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I graduated from Tiffin's other college--Heidelberg. Tiffin is a nice little town, but there's not much there when it comes to shopping or restaurants. It's not too far from Findlay, Bowling Green, or Toledo, though, so you still have plenty of options if you want to get out of town for a little while. Tiffin is very much like a small town in that people's lives are very routine and most people tend to know each other. There is very little crime and it has a comfortable feeling about it. I don't know much about Tiffin University, in particular, but if you have any specific questions about the city, feel free to ask.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:57 PM
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Can't say too much about Tiffin, but I spent 18 years growing up in Defiance. At about 16,000 people, Defiance is the big town in the area. Mostly white, with a higher than average Hispanic population. Defiance is a cute little town with a more-or-less preserved "Main St. America" downtown and the remnants of Fort Defiance at the confluence of three rivers. Of course there are good parts and bad parts, a fair number of parks, but nothing to get too excited about.

As for shopping, Defiance does have a mall, anchored by Sears, JCPenney, and Elder Beerman. Not much in the way of young adult clothing or anything like that though. Other than the mall, you've got KMart, Meijer, and a new Kohls and new Walmart. Not much else.

For restaurants, you've got the standard fast food, Applebee's, and a new BW3's. No steakhouse, seafood, or anything else noteworthy.

Of course, I'm tainted by growing up there, but I always felt safe and bored in Defiance. The thing is, if you want to do any serious shopping or eating, you're going to have to drive roughly an hour to get anywhere different. Toledo, Fort Wayne, and Lima are the nearest cities that offer anything substantially different from what Defiance has to offer.

hope this helps!
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:10 AM
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Default Little crime?

The only reason there is little crime especially for Tiffin is because the newspaper doesn't report it. This town has had numerous robberies, hostage situation in the low income housing apartment, drugs, and infants dying. At one time I overheard a person in law enforcement say that if people really new what happened in Tiffin no one would want to live here.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:37 PM
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Defiance College is not too bad. Only about 800 students but they did change it to co-ed dorms and from what I heard made it a "wet" campus. I went there my freshman year it's a great school if you want a good education the classrooms are roughly about 20 students to 1 teacher so you get a nice small classroom to get your education done at. It is a bit pricey though about 20,000 a year but it is a private college. But like Baker said its not that fun of a place I grew up there and there is really nothing to do but it's a small town so what can you expect. You can always drive to BG to get some partying done, which is where half the Defiance graduates go to college. You can walk the streets alone without worrying about anything which is more than you can say about Cincinnati.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:03 PM
Location: Salmon, Idaho
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Default Defiance

I'm a native of Defiance, and the job market here is pretty much dead. We have had many local plants close most recently Con Agra in Archbold. The housing market is high for the area and the job pay scale. There is very little to do here. The college is well known but very expensive. Our crime rate is the only thing going for this town, it is mostly petty things, unless your a bar hopper, been a lot of assaults. The retail stores are over priced, especially Kmart. My family and I will be relocating out of the state. It is the highest for foreclosures and one of the highest for unemployment. Good luck to you.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:50 PM
Location: N. Canton, OH
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oh well here's a shameless plug for my alma matter: Kent State in Kent, Ohio.

i wouldn't call it a big city, but with Akron and Cleveland so close, it's really the best of both worlds.

plus, it's not quite as pricey as the private universities if you are concerned about the cost of college. ask about the "Kent First" tuition program, I highly reccemend it!

KSU, baby!
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