4,306
Students
Financial aid thermometer
31,565
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
51
51%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Providence College is a Comprehensive institution located in Providence, RI, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI  02918
United States
Contact Phone: 401-865-1000

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Vision Science/physiological Optics Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Pastoral Studies/counseling Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Drawing Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,251
Applied
5,797
Accepted
4,306
Enrolled
52%
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Female Admissions

6,165
Females Applied
3,103
Females Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,086
Males Applied
2,694
Males Accepted
53%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.43
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th January 1st
Other early decision plan November 1st January 1st
Transfer April 1st April 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 621 580 660
SAT Math 622 580 670
ACT Composite 28 26 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

49,600
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Fees

790
Full-time student fees
14,700
Room & board
8,480
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

31,565
Avg. Financial Aid Package
32,640
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
55,215
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,084
Avg. Loan Aid
17,350
Avg. Grant Aid
27,621
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
83%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
23%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,306
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.17%
Black or African American 3.9%
White or Caucasian 77.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 1.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 1.53%
Other 3.95%

Gender

Male (44.61%)
Female (55.39%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 80%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Black and White Ball, Late Night Madness and Spring Concert

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Congress, Board of Multicultural Student Affairs, Campus Ministry, Dance Club and Board of Programmers

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

535
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 298
Part-time - 237
Male - 316
Female - 219