Tuition & Fees

$46,840

$46,840

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,776
Declined + 3,884
Total Received 9,660
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Private (nonprofit)

3,866

undergraduate students

530

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Finance
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 3693
ACT 3806

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
50%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
36%
500-599
44%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
36%
500-599
43%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
56%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Providence College is the nation's only college or university operated by the Dominican Friars. Founded as a college for men in 1917, it became coeducational in 1971. Its 105-acre campus is located in Providence, 35 miles from Newport and 50 miles from Boston

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,396
Established in 1917
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Providence, RI

105-acre, suburban campus in Providence (population: 178,432), 35 miles from Newport and 50 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; air serves Warwick (10 miles). School operates transportation within local neighborhood and to nearby public transportation terminals. Public transportation serves campus.

Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
50%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
36%
500-599
44%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
36%
500-599
43%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
56%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,776
Declined + 3,884
Total Received 9,660

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Raul A. Fonts
Interim Dean of Admissions
P: 401 865-2535
F: 401 865-2826
pcadmiss@providence.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,080
Room $7,950
Board $2,010
Additional fees $760
Books & supplies $900
Total $57,700
Average Financial Aid - $28,068
Total with Avg. Aid $29,632

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,068

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,505,225
State $276,140
Institutional $40,079,589
Other external $989,296
Total $44,850,250

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $17,945,366
Other external $1,621,283
Total $19,566,649

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big East Conference (Division I), Hockey East Association (Division I)
Mascot
Friars
School colors
black, white, and met silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Administrative Management
American Studies
Art
Art History
Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Counseling
Engineering/Physics
English
English/Creative Writing
Finance
Fire Science
Global Studies
Health Policy/Management
History
Humanities
Liberal Studies
Literacy
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Ministry
Modern Languages
Music
Pastoral Ministry
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Public/Community Service Studies
Quantitative Economics
Religious Education
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education/Teaching
Special/Elementary Education
Theatre Arts
Theology
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

88%

3,866
students

Female
57%
2,190

Male
43%
1,676

Graduate

12%

530
students

Female
59%
312

Male
41%
218

undergraduateFull-time

99%

3,858
students

Female
57%
2,187

Male
43%
1,671

undergraduatePart-time

1%

8
students

Female
38%
3

Male
62%
5

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

87%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Canada
Ireland
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Raul Fonts
Dean of Admissions
401 865-2535
rfonts@providence.edu

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