Campus Housing

Location
Providence, RI
Undergrads
3,791
Tuition
$42,206
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are nicely up kept. Amenities are always working and usable. Social atmosphere is OK. Lots of the people come off as preppy and rich-girl type, but the students are all very friendly. Cost is ridiculously expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Suites and apartments are really nice, dorms are average.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing becomes a closely knit community. The separation between guys and girl dorms is actually helpful in bonding friendships.

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3 College Freshman

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

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 75th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 473rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 645th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 649th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amanda Mathieu
Hometown
Groton, CT
Major
English/Business
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Adequate is the best word to describe campus housing, but for PC students who are very involved and always on the move, this isn't a concern as they rarely find themselves in their rooms other than to sleep. Ranging from old and in need of repair, to newer suites, campus housing covers the entire gamut of possibilities. Everyone recommends that freshmen choose an all-freshman dorm to create solidarity with their class. Sophomore year on the quad is practically a necessity. Dore and Fennell are best for quiet and laid-back types who prefer single living and longer walks to class. St. Joe’s, Guzman, and McDermott can all get a bit rowdy and rack up quite a few fines. Aquinas boasts of having in-room sinks, a short walk to class, and a central location. The all girl dorms—Raymond, Meagher, and McVinney—tend to be quieter and less prone to damages.

Although PC doesn’t guarantee housing all four years, it has never had a problem accommodating students in the past. With the addition of the fabulous suites, housing is better than ever. Housing is assigned by Residence Life freshman year based on preference to buildings and room size. A survey provides the basis of roommate assignments, and compatibility generally upholds, as members of the Office of Residence Life spend the entire summer personally handpicking roommates, ensuring an accuracy that no computer program can match. After freshman year, a lottery system determines housing, which is annoying if you get a poor time. While space in most of the dorms is sufficient, frustration over crowded laundry rooms is common. Each dorm is equipped with a study lounge, but Aquinas’ is the most frequented. Physical plant is very good at responding to requests regarding anything from a leaky window or a missing dresser when you arrive in the fall. The maintenance request line, “FixIt,” has definitely increased efficiency. Overall, the dorms at PC are not too big and not too small, but just right.

 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,088
Average Housing Costs
$7,170
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
78%
Number of Dormitories
11
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Dorms
  • Aquinas Hall
  • McVinney Hall
  • St. Joseph
Worst Dorms
  • Dore Hall
  • Fennel
  • Guzman Hall
  • St. Joseph Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet or broadband Internet connection
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Dore Hall is a dry and quiet dorm
  • Special-interest housing
Available for Rent
MicroFridge
Did You Know?
Providence College has banned smoking in all of the dorms on campus, so smokers should be ready to stand outside, 30 feet away from any building.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Aquinas Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Sinks in the room, 24-hour study lounge, one laundry room per floor
Bedford Hall
Floors: 6
Bathrooms: In room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4 person apartments
Special Features: Each apartment contains a bathroom, a vanity area, a kitchen, dining room, and two-person bedrooms.
Dore Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry room, study lounge, kitchen.
Fennell Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Sinks in the room, large recreation lounge, laundry room
Guzman Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples, quads
Special Features: Study and recreational lounge, laundry room, chapel
McDermott Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples, quads
Special Features: Study lounge, laundry room, small kitchen, located on quad
McVinney Hall
Floors: 10
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, social lounge, study lounge, laundry room, upper floors have a spectacular view
Meagher Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry room, study lounge, located on quad
Raymond Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Study lounge, laundry room, dining hall on first floor, kitchen
St. Joseph's Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples and quads
Special Features: Study lounge, recreational lounge, kitchen, and recreation lounge
Suites Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 348
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and sophomores by lottery
Room Types: Two-person bedrooms in four- or seven-person suites
Special Features: Each suite contains a bathroom, vanity area, refrigerator, sink, dining room, and living room. Study lounges on each floor, Suites Pavilion multi-purpose space with couches and tables.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Bedford Hall
Floors: 6
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-person apartments
Special Features: Each apartment contains a bathroom, a vanity area, a kitchen, dining room, and two-person bedrooms.
Cunningham Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 6-person apartments
Special Features: Each apartment contains two bathrooms, a vanity area, kitchen, dining room, living room, and two-person bedrooms.
Davis Hall
Floors: 6
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-person apartments
Special Features: Each apartment contains a bathroom, a vanity area, a kitchen, dining room, and two-person bedrooms.
DiTraglia Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 6-person apartments
Special Features: Each apartment contains two bathrooms, a vanity area, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and two-person bedrooms.
Mal Brown Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 6-person apartments
Special Features: Each apartment contains two bathrooms, a vanity area, living room, dining room, kitchen, and two-person bedrooms.

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