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Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodD+
- Student LifeA-
Providence is a highly rated private, Catholic college located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,904 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Providence acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Finance, Business, and Marketing. Graduating 86% of students, Providence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,700.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Big East Conference
Providence College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
Providence College Reviews
Not my first choice but I’ve never been happier. Some kids here are privileged, shallow, and disconnected, but if you look around you will find amazing people that fit your vibe. Classes are amazing, the professors really want you to succeed and the small class size allows you to get to know them more personally. It’s an amazing place to network. Party scene is there if you want it, but there’s always something to do if you’re not into that. They improved the food second semester and it was really going great! The college could definitely be more diverse and welcoming towards low income students, but there are safe spaces and good and down to earth people, you just need to know where to look.
I’m not usually the type to right reviews on things, but I feel that it’s important to tell people about the reality of PC. The culture of the school is based solely around drinking, so if your not about that then don’t apply here. Not to mention the clear racial divide. Secondly, there just wasn’t enough to do at all. The school is small and there is essentially no way to get away from campus and into nature. I was trapped. A third thing is that the kids are not inclusive and accepting. It seemed as though groups were established the first week of school and nothing changed after that. Overall I would not recommend this school to anyone. Needless to say, I will be transferring the next chance I get.
PC is definitely a party school and pretty much everything seems to revolve around going out every night and ofc dartys on Saturday. There is little to no diversity and at least 80% of the kids seem to be from Mass. The food is awful, they even find ways to make the pasta taste bad. It's also extremely difficult to find healthy options. Found students to be very complacent and cliquey. The campus itself is very pretty and they have great facilities, also a majority of the professors are top-notch. However, I will be transferring.