A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  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%
Application Deadline
January 15
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
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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 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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I could not imagine going to another college. The opportunities I've had at PC are incomparable. The smaller class size has allowed me to flourish as a student and get the most out of my education. Some of my professors have basically become parents for me and I've even gone to some of their homes. They truly do care for their students and you will never have someone other than your professor teaching the class.
I have had many different internship and research opportunities that I have enjoyed very much. PC does a fantastic job helping students find internships in their home town, in Providence, or wherever you want to work. PC students work hard and play hard. We take our academics seriously and then reward ourselves on the weekend. The city of Providence is a fun place to be too.

If you get in to PC and don't go... you're making the biggest mistake of your life.
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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.
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.