Providence is a highly rated private, Catholic college located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,779 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Providence acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Business, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 83% of students, Providence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,500.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
Providence College Reviews
One thing I love about PC is the small-campus community feel while being able to see a new face every day. Being in Providence means there is always something to do or new to try. While it may not be the safest city, campus security helps make PC feel like it is in its own "bubble". Even though the food is not the best on campus, do not feel discouraged because the food off campus is always a hit! Dorms are mostly average, some are great while some of the older buildings definitely need renovation. Athletics are a big plus to this school whether you will be playing or in the audience. The school is strongly affiliated with the Catholic faith, however, all of the professors and Dominican Friars will be welcoming of all religious backgrounds. Also, PC may be lacking in diversity but I can tell they are trying to be more inclusive, especially when it comes to clubs and organizations. Overall, a great (and expensive) school. I am very proud to call myself a Friar!
During my time at Providence College, I had an eventful time. Both the professors and students have outstanding personalities, and it makes the campus brighter. I love how there are numerous universities in the city and Brown University adds another beauty to this city. If you are in the mood for some Italian food, I recommend Federal Hill because it is exceptional! Unfortunately, the university was too small, and I am now transferring, but this university was one of the best things to happen to me because it has helped me shape who I am. I made many friends, and I am forever grateful!
I liked the opportunities I had to get involved in the community. Through classes, my major, etc. I had the opportunity to volunteer for several different organizations across the city such as the Providence Coalition for the Homeless. I also had numerous internship opportunities through the social work program. However, I think that Providence College is way too conservative and therefore closed minded, which is reflected in administration and even students. People tend to be racist and homophobic and incidents are often swept under the rug. I also think the school needs to work harder to diversify the student body and faculty. They have trouble retain professors and staff of color due to the way they are often treated.