Providence, RI
Providence College


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What is your overall opinion of this school?

Just not my college that I would've have gone for but since it was the only college that accepted me and was a good distance ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Just not my college that I would've have gone for but since it was the only college that accepted me and was a good distance from home, why not? I definitely experience my "college experiment" first year and oh boy can I say it is not as exciting as people make it out to be. Then I realized that maybe this school is just not for me and that is why it was as fulfilling as I anticipated. I did make a lot of new friends and was able to get around the new city but to be quite honest, this college just isn't for me but it was worth an experience.

Alanna
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Providence College was not my first choice school. It wasn’t even my second. But it was my mom’s alma mater, and she was desp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College was not my first choice school. It wasn’t even my second. But it was my mom’s alma mater, and she was desperate for me to attend. I do remember the moment I changed my mind, though: my mother was taking me to all of her old haunts on campus, and we ran into one of her old professors. Even though it had been 25 years since she had graduated, he remembered her name, and they reminisced for half an hour. After spending four years at PC, I understand how those long-lasting relationships form. Thanks to small class sizes (my classes ranged from five to thirty-five students, although they can be bigger) and no TAs, the professors are incredibly accessible. There were at least three different occasions that I had dinner at a professor’s house. The PC family applies to student relationships as well, of course. It's been five years since graduation, and I still talk to my college friends every day. There’s a place for everyone on campus, so whether you’re into sports, theater, or science fiction, you will find extracurriculars—and probably a great group of friends, too. It is worth noting that Providence College’s Catholic identity is very much alive. Every classroom has a crucifix on the wall. Dominican friars in their distinct white habits stroll along the paths of the gorgeous campus. The chapel holds a 10:00 PM Mass every Sunday to accommodate the schedules of busy students. But while there are many Catholic students, there are also many who aren’t Catholic—or even religious—at all, which leads to a diverse atmosphere. While PC’s food scene is about what you’d expect from any college, they do have one thing that really stands out. There is an on-campus bar called McPhail’s, but you don’t need to be 21 to go in. And that’s a good thing, because on Wednesday, they serve the best $2 milkshakes you’ll probably ever drink. But seriously, don’t stress about food. There are so many on-campus events with free food that you could eat for a week without ever entering the dining hall (I know, because I did it). Overall, Providence College is perfect for students who are looking for a campus life without having to walk two miles past 10,000 other students to get to class. It’s great for people who want to party, and for people who want to watch Disney movies with their friends on Friday nights. It is a school that is proud of itself without being snooty, and where you can feel like you are part of something bigger without sacrificing who you are. And it really is more than just a school. It’s a family.

Katy
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The campus is beautiful and everything is so close. Providence feels like a cozy little home. The facility is in good conditi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is beautiful and everything is so close. Providence feels like a cozy little home. The facility is in good condition and remains very clean all the time. The students are definitely politically active as I'm walking past campus and hear students talking about politics. The classroom sizes couldn't be any better, they are not too big and not too small. Its a good opportunity to have questions during class unlike in a lecture hall where its very inconvenient.

Kennedy
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PC has a bad rep for being a whitewashed privledged school. So many students are completely ignorant to what is going on in t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

PC has a bad rep for being a whitewashed privledged school. So many students are completely ignorant to what is going on in the world and unfortunately many are racist, homophobic, etc. Male students are some of the worst offenders of sexual assault and overall misogyny. The academics were not a problem but the culture at PC was horrific. I regret attending this school.

Matt
What is your overall opinion of this school?

PC is a MESS. Housing is freaking joke. It's pathetic how they house sophomores. Most will live in Aquinas Hall which has bee...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

PC is a MESS. Housing is freaking joke. It's pathetic how they house sophomores. Most will live in Aquinas Hall which has been infested with rats, plenty of bugs and has tiny rooms where students are packed in. Most of the other living on campus seems to be fine, especially suites and apartments. The Food at Providence College is a disgrace. Meal plans allow you swipes at Ray dining which serves some of the worst food you will ever eat in your live. The chicken is under cooked, they put laxatives in EVERYTHING, and there are few other options that don't require money. Another very big problem at PC is the professors and advisers who don't seem to care much about their students livelihoods or grades. The education is very good, however, just about every other aspect of the school has issues. The people who go here are alright, you get a lot of rich white bratty type kids but among them you will for sure find plenty of friends you can relate with. Another major issue for PC is the registration system which is basically you wake up at 7:30 AM and try to register, then the website crashes and some students get the classes they want and need while other get screwed. And then you go to ask your adviser for help and they are clueless. The party scene is very overrated. I heard it used to be a lot better but nowadays it is mostly just on campus partying in tightly packed rooms until an RA comes down the hall and shuts it down. For seniors, it is obviously different, given their ability to live off campus (only seniors can live off campus, no one else, another ridiculous aspect of the school). My personal advice- don't come here because by the time you hit sophomore year and you realize that you hate it, you won't be able to leave.

Breanne
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Providence College provided me with a great education and I am grateful for the internship, volunteer, and extracurricular op...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College provided me with a great education and I am grateful for the internship, volunteer, and extracurricular opportunities that were offered here. I am also very grateful for the relationships I formed. However, Providence College is in a "bubble" that it needs to get out of. It is quite literally closed off from the community, therefore "outsiders" are made to feel unwelcome. From the very beginning of freshman year you are warned not to venture out into the community and interact with "locals" because it is not safe. However, I have never felt unsafe off campus. In fact, I felt more unsafe on campus due to the numerous racially motivated incidents that occurred throughout my 4 years. There is very little interracial interactions that occur unless they are intentionally structured, therefore many of the students are ignorant due to the fact that they have never had meaningful conversations with those of other races.

Linnette
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Providence College is my top choice because I trust the environment and want to invest my time earning an education in their ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College is my top choice because I trust the environment and want to invest my time earning an education in their welcoming community. Visiting the campus gave me the ability to connect with the current Hispanic students who share the same roots as me. Besides the campus, as a student, I want to be a part of a college that is able to provide the classes and internship opportunities that relate to what I want to do in the future. Being able to go to Providence College will give me different ways to explore my major, Business Administration, through their various internships and alumni connections. Also, this college gives students the opportunity to be involved in the community and always give back. Providence is full of activities and has different places that provide​ students the freedom to leave campus and explore Rhode Island. When visiting, Providence college makes sure that you feel welcome as soon as you step a foot on their campus. Even if you are not a student at their college, yet they will make sure you feel like you are already a student at their school. Providence College exceeds the expectations of the college experience I am looking for and hope to invest my future education as a high school senior entering college soon.

maryellen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

PC has met all my expectations for a college I would like to attend

What is your overall opinion of this school?

PC has met all my expectations for a college I would like to attend

Rylei
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College is an amazing school. The value of the education that a Providence student gets over the course of four ye...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College is an amazing school. The value of the education that a Providence student gets over the course of four years is more than worth the cost of tuition. Being a biology major I have been challenged through my academic courses. That being said, there are resources available that allow me to still succeed. I can not imagine attending any other college. I have already made a best friend in my roommate and continue to meet wonderful people.

David
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College is a great school with a lot to offer. I would encourage anyone looking to go to school in the north east ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College is a great school with a lot to offer. I would encourage anyone looking to go to school in the north east to give it a visit. The campus is beautiful and it continues to grow. They have built a new state of the art business building that continues to grow their program. I am very excited for the next couple of years.

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  • $46,970
  • Acceptance rate
  • 55%

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