Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College

Providence, RI

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Tuition & Fees

$54,388

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
65%
500-599
18%
400-499
0
700-800
17%
600-699
60%
500-599
22%
400-499
0
30-36
34%
24-29
61%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,447
Declined 6,031
Total Received 11,478
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Private

4,367

undergraduate students

523

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Providence College, founded in 1917, is a private, coeducational, Dominican Friars religious institution. Its 105-acre campus is located in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,890
Established in 1917
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

105-acre, suburban campus in Providence (population: 180,393), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: T.F. Green

Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI
02918

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Congress
  • Board of Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Campus Ministry
  • Dance Club
  • Board of Programmers

Top Events

  • Black and White Ball
  • Late Night Madness
  • Spring Concert
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
41%
Top 1/4
75%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
65%
500-599
18%
400-499
0
700-800
17%
600-699
60%
500-599
22%
400-499
0
30-36
34%
24-29
61%
18-23
2%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,447
Declined 6,031
Total Received 11,478

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $53,440
Room & board $15,590
Additional fees $948
Books & supplies $1,150
Other fees $1,252
Total $72,380
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Financial Facts

Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, dance team, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History Teacher Education
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Organizational Leadership
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy
Physics Teacher Education
Political Science and Government, General
Population Biology
Pre-Engineering
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Systems Engineering
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Vision Science/Physiological Optics
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

4,890

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

4,367
students

Female
54%
2,365

Male
46%
2,002

11%

523
students

Female
59%
311

Male
41%
212

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

4,158
students

Female
55%
2,258

Male
45%
1,900

5%

209
students

Female
52%
107

Male
48%
102

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 84%
Student 5 year graduation rate 2%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

83

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

87%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • 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
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