Location
Providence, RI
Undergrads
3,791
Tuition
$42,206
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 788 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: There is always some party, event, or bar scene to take in. However, many underage people partake in these activities, which can ruin it for the upperclassmen.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The guys are all generally the same preppy males that date the same preppy females.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of different places to eat, but they are usually expensive for even low quality food.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports are important and students generally support them, but the intramural sports seem more widely participated in than the varsity sports events. the school supports healthy living.

2 College Junior

Diversity: Many students are of the same race and social/economic background with little diversity. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but the school makes sure to point out the differences between students of different ethnicity by assigning the racially diverse students a Dean of Multicultural Students. As if the minority students need special attention that the rest of the student population does not.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid for the tuition was great my freshman year, but was cut severely my sophomore year despite there being no change to my financial need or to my good grades. Definitely talk to the financial aid representatives to keep on schedule with all the due dates, but you will need to look for scholarships and financial assistance outside the college.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The locals seem to generally dislike the students and often prey on their obliviousness. However, the local transportation is easily maneuverable and the dining, nightlife, and shopping is good.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are always a reasonable distance from the academic buildings and besides the dryers and washing machines always being in high demand, the dorms themselves are clean and manageable. The amount of shenanigans that are allowed to go in the dorms are outrageous. For example, this past year, someone pulled the fire alarm and used the fire extinguisher in the middle of the night as a prank and because they were not caught, the entire building was fined for the expenses.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: For the most part, the college allows students to express themselves and create organizations for their interests. However, as a Catholic college, it does have a very tricky policy when it comes to the lectures they allow on campus. They do not often allow speakers come to the college who have views that conflict with the Catholic Church.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a lot of internal campus crime and crime from the locals that come from off campus. This crime generally stems from students being careless or under the influence of alcohol. The safety and security officers generally do their best to help students stay safe, especially on the weekends.

4 College Junior

Majors: The professors make the program worth while at my college. They all seem to be experts in their departments and do their best to help their students and inform them of opportunities that apply to them.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have recently been excepted into an internship program and it took many applications to find it. I have not started it yet, but I expect it to be a heavy commitment and without much payment. The payment does not concern me because I know the experience will pay off in the long run when I am looking to start my career.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food options on campus are average. The main dining hall has average food, while the food court has some better quality, but is more expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: PC has off-campus housing on many of the nearby streets, and many of the apartments seem relatively new.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While some of the area outside campus are a little dangerous, security is always present on campus and understands the needs of students.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: While its not the best, most PC students love the off-campus dining

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: While some of the dorms are outdated, many of the upperclassmen housing and all of the academic and student buildings are either brand new or renovated.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: PC's policies are strict, but they are not always enforced fully.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls at PC are great

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Programs in the Business school are not too difficult to enter. While admissions is somewhat selective, students tend to get in to the program they desire.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet had an internship.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: PC's nightlife has to be some of the best in the country.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at PC

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: PC's academics are some of the best in the country. The Professors, especially those in the business school, are great resources and are always available for help.

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Amanda Mathieu
Hometown
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Major
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Looking back on their time at PC leaves students glowing with fond memories. Most appreciate the stimulating academics and whirlwind social scene that PC offers. While the occasional person complains that it is too much of the same thing, a copious number of students say that they couldn’t imagine being anywhere else, and if they had to do it all over again, they would absolutely make the same choice to come to PC. The overwhelming majority look on their time spent at PC as a phenomenal learning experience that has helped them develop into the intellectually, emotionally, and socially well-rounded beings that they are today.

The brilliance of the education at PC is that it extends itself outside of the classroom. A student's experience at PC can be anything that they want to make it. If you want to focus on academics, you can, and you will find a group of people who feel exactly the same way you do. If you want an education in socializing or just want your college years to be the wild and crazy ones you’ve heard they can be, PC has that, too. Most students come to PC ready to work and ready to have fun—as long as you are open-minded, PC will give you everything you desire.

 

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