The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The New Curriculum
  2. 2
    The student body
  3. 3
    President Ruth Simmons
  4. 4
    Thayer Street
  5. 5
    The College Greens
  6. 6
    The restaurants off campus
  7. 7
    Cheap rent
  8. 8
    Close to Boston and New York City
  9. 9
  10. 10
    The classes and professors

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
97% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 8 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
95% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
96% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
65% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
74% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
89% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Campus Pride
54% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
92% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
53% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
56% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
93% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 71% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-55% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    On-campus cable
  2. 2
    The paltry endowment
  3. 3
    Long winters
  4. 4
    The meal plan
  5. 5
    Providence parking laws
  6. 6
    Bars close too early (2 a.m.)
  7. 7
    No grocery stores within walking distance
  8. 8
    Fake IDs hardly ever work
  9. 9
    The stress of the housing lottery
  10. 10
    Lots of rain

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $42,808, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
AP Credit Wasted
Any AP credits earned in high school aren't eligible for college credit.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,974.
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