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Reviews 699 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Almost always something to do. In the winter it can get monotonous but once spring comes around it's very fun as well as in the fall.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Not too diverse, typically white northeasterners, catholic

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drinking is in your face somewhat but other drugs arent as much like weed is around but it isnt like forced upon and you can avoid it if you want as well as hard stuff

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's more of a hookup environment but a relationship isnt impossible

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty wide range between the top and the worst

College Freshman

Majors: Need to wait a little to figure it out more

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Just dont break anything or annoy the ra's and its fine

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Bus schedule isnt great but could be worse

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Can take advantage of city, area near it is sketch

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Just dont go too far from campus alone

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Near a city, just gotta take a bus

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Could be worse, just gets really old

4 College Freshman

Athletics: d1 basketball and hockey, intramurals are huge

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Fun but some houses are meh and a bit dangerous

College Freshman

Academics: I haven't been declared long enough to know.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Very small amount of diversity. The school only accepts a certain number of students to fulfill a quota.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most kids are preppy and think that everything can be handed to them.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Computers are somewhat limited, but there are options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus security responds when called, but tends to turn a blind eye to off-campus partying.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I haven't had much direct contact with the administration. I do know that there are a lot of regulations to meet when creating clubs, and that the school is very passionate about maintaining it's image. There was a big to-do about a cancelled lecture about gay marriage last semester, which was a disaster and brought about a lot of messy 'academic freedom' issues.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are countless options for off-campus dining, whether around Providence Place Mall, Wickenden Street, Thayer Street, Federal Hill, and tons of other places.

3 College Freshman

Weather: New England weather is as temperamental as one would expect. Snow has cancelled classes a couple of times. Overall, it is manageable.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The establishment is very clear in discouraging alcohol and drug use, but they do not pretend that it does not happen and they try very hard to encourage students to be safe. That being said, there are a lot of problems with off-campus drinking at bars and off-campus house parties. I definitely felt very out of place at first, coming into the school as someone who does not drink. I can't even imagine how much worse I would have felt if my roommate had not been in the same situation as me.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I didn't know much about college when I applied to my colleges, so I don't know for sure if this was the best option for me, but so far I'm happy with my experience.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I know that there are many very helpful resources on campus to help me find and apply to one.


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Amanda Mathieu
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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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