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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  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 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 Administration and Management, Finance, and Marketing. Graduating 83% of students, Providence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,500.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
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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
55%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,238/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,129/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,582/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,915/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,128/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,779Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Preppy rich private school kids
    20%
  • Providence College = rich white kids.
    20%
  • Kind, Genuine
    14%
  • Lacking diversity
    11%
  • Preppy rich kids yet friendly to all
    11%
  • A little superficial
    9%
  • Typically rich, white, preppy kids
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Rich white preppy kids
    66%
  • Awesome
    21%
  • Family
    10%
  • Life changing
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
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
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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!
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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!
The food that is provided at Raymond Dining Hall is terrible, but is almost your only option since it is serviced by swipes. However, Alumni Hall is slightly better, but you must use your coveted friar bucks. The surrounding area is super sketchy but the overall location is super convenient. Campus is gorgeous and everyone is super friendly as well as the professors. The dorms are your typical dorms; not incredible not horrible. Overall, I love my school, but there are definitely some things that could be improved.