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Reviews 602 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience with PC so far I have not had any road blocks. I was very happy when I received my acceptance letter into the graduate program for counseling.

4 College Student

Athletics: hockey and basketball are really big here and we have pretty good teams. a lot of the hockey kids are already drafted to the nhl..athletes are a big deal here and intramural sports are really fun to get invovled with

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: houses are fun to live in..pretty dangerous neighborhoods though, students receive safety advisory emails all the time

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: providence is one of if not the best food city in america! between the mall, thayer street, and federal hill there are tons of options available and new places to eat at all the time

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3 College Student

Administration: pretty strict with parietals and people get written up for some pretty stupid things..they look for people to transport and even people who aren't that drunk can get transported for doing one thing wrong..dorms are pretty strict but definitely easy to get away with stuff

4 College Student

Scholarships: they're pretty good about aid...since so few kids here actually need it, the ones who need it do get it.

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4 College Student

Party Scene: theres always something to do..whether its a house party, bar, or just hanging out and pregaming in the guys dorms..however if you don't like to get super drunk every weekend and party wednesday-saturday, its harder to make and have friends

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3 College Student

Campus Food: ray is repulsive.. sometimes they have good food, but I'm at alumni every day for the most part. alumni is really good and has good options

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: for freshman girls the housing could be better..mcvinney is probably the worst place to live as its super small and not that clean, but ray and meagher and ray are nice and more fun. all the guys dorms are pretty nice for the most part but housing after freshman year is great

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not know why this college has a party scene reputation. A majority of the freshman class are two beer queers. The parties are fun if you are blackout and don't mind dealing with asshole seniors who demand money from freshman girls.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Looking at the school from an academic standpoint, it is a good fit for someone who wants the traditional catholic education. Certain departments are excellent while some are a complete joke. I would not suggest coming here unless you have a strong interest in either Biology or Business.

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel a bit too safe on campus. Constantly have eyes on you due to the small size of the school. If you're someone who enjoys smoking marijuana this is not the right school for you. Getting caught even twice puts you on deferred suspension, and security and the office of community standards is extremely harsh and almost cruel. Honestly, I have never been treated with less respect and understanding than that of the Providence College safety and security.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: big city, always something to do

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: feel very safe on campus

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: very helpful, a lot of options

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: LOve th options - love the support!

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Federal Hill! Need I say more?

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Looking forward to living off campus next year!

5 College Freshman

Majors: Professors are always willing to help, or even just to talk to. If you originally choose a major and decide to change it it's not lost credits, chances are they will count for something. There's tons of options, and almost all of the program's compete with the best in the country.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: PC is a party school 100%. There's tons of house parties on Eaton street, and usually it's pretty safe, just don't ever drink the jungle juice.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is the worst part about PC. If you're lucky there will be two or three appetizing meals offered in Ray a week, but most of the time I either eat pizza or salad. Alumni is better than Ray but the options are much less healthy.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Providence is a medium sized city with five or six universities in it. It is very much a college town and it is awesome. Nightlife is great; bars offer 18+ options sometimes, which is great, and cover charges are reasonable especially if you're a girl.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a biology major, so the workload is greater than most others but I loved my professors and they always try to switch up lectures and labs so that the repetition doesn't get boring. Tutoring services are awesome and easily accessible; there are so many places to study other than the library.

5 College Freshman

Administration: No one really cares what you do unless you're obnoctious about it or sick. Keep noise to a minimum, and be careful with things like alcohol and drugs and no one will bother you.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus before, and in case of emergency, everyone is notified immediately and proper action is taken.

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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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