A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Providence College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

Providence College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Providence College

Cost

Net Price
$34,836/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,170/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,017/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,059/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,514/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,956/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,746Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Preppy rich private school kids
    21%
  • Providence College = rich white kids.
    18%
  • Kind, Genuine
    15%
  • Lacking diversity
    12%
  • Preppy rich kids yet friendly to all
    12%
  • A little superficial
    9%
  • Happy and genuine
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Rich white preppy kids
    67%
  • Awesome
    19%
  • Family
    11%
  • Life changing
    4%

After Providence College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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Providence College Reviews

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Sporting events really unite the student body! It's a shame that many of our sports are overshadowed by the popularity of the men's hockey and basketball teams, but there is great support for all of our student athletes. Most of the student population played sports in high school, and it shows with the quality of our athletic facilities, attendance at the gym, and participation in intramural and club sports.
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The residence halls are structurally great! For those on lower campus, getting to class or to buildings around campus can be daunting and very time consuming. Social atmosphere and residential community is great in underclassmen dorms, but is much more difficult to achieve in suites and apartment-style resident halls.
My overall experience is definitely unique. I was on the women's basketball team for my freshman and sophomore years and now just a student. Although being on the team my favorite experiences always involved my friends off the team. The school is unique because of its small and neat campus, it is also very sports oriented. From experience the men's basketball team and the men's hockey team are both overrated but that doesn't stop our school from having spirit!