Providence College

729 reviews
  1. Providence, RI
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Providence College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

Providence College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,825/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,136/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,856/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,873/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,267/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,446/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,717Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Preppy rich private school kids
    21%
  • Providence College = rich white kids.
    18%
  • Kind, Genuine
    15%
  • Lacking diversity
    12%
  • Preppy rich kids yet friendly to all
    12%
  • A little superficial
    9%
  • Happy and genuine
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Rich white preppy kids
    67%
  • Awesome
    19%
  • Family
    11%
  • Life changing
    4%

After Providence College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

Reviews

729 reviews
  • Excellent
    142
  • Very Good
    267
  • Average
    252
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    29
Since I was a freshman in 2009, food services have improved considerably. The traditional, buffet style dining hall offers rotating meals at several stations, along with always having the staples such as grilled cheese, grilled chicken, hamburgers w/fries, create-your-own pasta dish, and sandwiches. Soy milk is readily available, and the coffee and tea stations are very good. Yes, there are to-go cups. If you have very little time between classes, you can elect to get a pre-made to-go meal instead of going into the dining hall. Regarding the a la carte dining hall, stations include: grill, Mexican cuisine, pizza, sandwiches, and sushi. As of this fall, Dunkin' Donuts has arrived on-campus!
  • College Senior
  • Oct 3 2012
Providence College, located in Providence, Rhode Island is a relatively small campus with around 5,000 undergrad. What makes it special going to a school this size, is that you will always see a familiar face when you are walking on campus. Providence has so much to offer and has so many clubs and activities for students to get involved with! PC is also located only a few minutes from downtown Providence and Federal Hill, which are main attractions for this small state! Nightlife at PC is also fun, and there are plenty of bars to head too in the city and there is even a bar on campus!
  • College Senior
  • Nov 10 2015
My overall experience is definitely unique. I was on the women's basketball team for my freshman and sophomore years and now just a student. Although being on the team my favorite experiences always involved my friends off the team. The school is unique because of its small and neat campus, it is also very sports oriented. From experience the men's basketball team and the men's hockey team are both overrated but that doesn't stop our school from having spirit!
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago