Providence, RI
Providence College


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Recent Reviews

Kennedy
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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Steve
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Providence College is not for everyone, especially the non-social, quiet and yet, PC finds some way to accommodate any indivi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Providence College is not for everyone, especially the non-social, quiet and yet, PC finds some way to accommodate any individual as well. From the intellectual conversations to cheering our hockey team's win in the NCAA, PC is really excited when it comes to the term "Diverse." Come on down to PC, where the fun and talk are Friariffic. GO FRIARS!!

Jennifer
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I love my school because it has been everything I never imagined it could be. At the end of summer, I was terrified over what...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school because it has been everything I never imagined it could be. At the end of summer, I was terrified over what my school would be like because I had spent multiple nights scanning posts on Tumblr and reviews on Niche. I was trying to get some glimpse as to what the school was truly like because I could not handle my own made up scenarios of what life would be like there. I arrived a couple days earlier than everyone else in school because of a program that I did and it helped introduce to me the school and meet people ahead of time. It was the best thing I could have done because I met classmates and older students who gave you an clear idea of what school was like. They were like mentors to us in those first few days and they helped us get more comfortable about being who we are. The campus is inviting and I love how everyone opens doors for one another and helps each other out. I don't know how so many nice people exists, but I have been so fortunate in my experience and I am excited about my next four years here. Providence College is an amazing school because everyone treats you as they would want to be treated and the professors are here to help you with anything you need.

Sean
What kind of person should attend this school?

I would say the kind of person that would attend this Providence is from the Northeast, went to a private school of some sort...

What kind of person should attend this school?

I would say the kind of person that would attend this Providence is from the Northeast, went to a private school of some sort, and plans on working in the Northeast immediately upon graduating from Providence College. Further, PC is a Catholic school based around the teaching of Dominican Friars, so there is definitely a religious undertone to the curriculum and core requirements. Finally, while at PC, the school's lack of diversity was noticeable, but is a problem currently being worked on.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think the most frustrating thing for me was the cost of attendance. In hindsight I should have sought out a school where I received more financial assistance, because I am now suffering through debt. However, Providence has a very sound reputation in the Northeast, where I currently live. I believe this will eventually outweigh the cost of attendance at PC, but for now it is definitely frustrating.

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  • 4,034
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $46,970
  • Acceptance rate
  • 55%

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