Skip to Main Content
Providence College
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • PROVIDENCE, RI

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade D
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

editorial

Providence is a highly rated private, Catholic college located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,891 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Providence acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Finance, Marketing, and Business. Graduating 87% of students, Providence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,700.

About

1 CUNNINGHAM SQUARE
PROVIDENCE, RI 02918
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference

Providence College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

PC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1210-1350
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

Cost

Net Price
$35,796 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,298 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 42 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 53 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 53 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,891 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
205
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Providence College = rich white kids.
    21%
  • Preppy rich private school kids
    19%
  • Kind, Genuine
    12%
  • Preppy rich kids yet friendly to all
    12%
  • Lacking diversity
    9%
  • A little superficial
    7%
  • Typically rich, white, preppy kids
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 49 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Rich white preppy kids
    66%
  • Awesome
    18%
  • Family
    8%
  • Alcohol and party driven
    3%
  • Life changing
    3%
  • Snobby
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$64,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 33 responses

Similar Colleges

Colleges like Providence College

Providence College Reviews

Rating 3.64 out of 5  808 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 4 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Providence College
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 2 out of 5  

Add to List