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Founded in 1917, Providence College. is a Private college. Located in Rhode Island, which is a city setting in Rhode Island, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,034 full time undergraduate students, and 534 full time graduate students.
The Providence College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 298 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Providence College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at PC are considered Selective, with ,15% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
95% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 71% were in the top quarter, and 40% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Providence College.
46 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
29 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
15 Students rated Providence College
Great place to go to school if you want to party but it didn’t provide value for education and networking for work. The administration and most professors were very unhelpful in providing guidance for navigating any programs and post-college networks. I sure learned how to hold my liquor though!
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.
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.
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.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Providence College is 55%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
The school offers a great sense of community, and when there is a strong sense of community you are able to excel in your academics and extra circular activities. Friars are Family.
My classmates are very friendly, outgoing, smart, academically motivated, and willing to help others whenever needed.
Very little diversity and very wealthy students!
It's a little preppy, but the lack of diversity is extremely accurate.
If I could go back in time, there are many things I would do differently as I transitioned to college life. To start with, I would have become involved more freshman year. While this time can be strange and overwhelming, it is the perfect time to try out new things. After freshman year, many friendships have been established and groups have been made. Next, I would also tell myself to stop worrying so much about what others thought. Often I didn't try out for a team or join a club because of a fear of failure. I missed out on some great opportunities because of that fear. In addition, I would have worked harder on my academics my first two semesters. Studying for college exams and writing college essays was very different than my high school work load. I should have taken the extra time to make a study schedule and made plans with people in my classes to get together to review class material. Freshman year can be all about the social aspect. While that can be nice at times, it is important to remember what you are there to do.
PC's students take four classes per semester their first two years and five classes per semester the final two years. Freshman and sophomores must take Development Of Western Civilization, known as just CIV, for their first 4 semesters at PC. This class is 50 minutes, everyday, worth 5 credits. Some sections are easy and could make if seem like a student only has 3 classes but other sections are extremely hard and can be a real GPA killer since it is weighted as close to 2 classes. The course is a great idea, but in many cases, students are just forced to memorize facts and spit them out on an exam. Additionally, each student needs to take a certain number of classes in theology, philosophy, art and science. I think these "core classes" are good for students because it gives them a well-rounded education.
Students like to stay involved at Providence College. The two biggest clubs on campus are the Board of Programmers and Friars Club. These two groups coordinate the events on campus and give tours to prospective students, respectively. There are many other groups which people can get involved with as well as intramural sports. Many students would probably agree that they are happy with the fact that PC does not have Greek life. Greek life segregates a lot of campuses but because PC doesn't have sororities and fraternities, everyone can be friends with everyone else. PC is a big bar school, whether you are walking from campus or taking the bus downtown. House parties are also big at Providence and you can always find a "late-night" to party even after the bars close.
Although we may be judged because we are a strict school because we're catholic, we still manage to have the time of our lives in a safe way a enjoyab;e by all.
Providence College is school where comfortability and automatically sensed.
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I have enjoyed my classes and I really feel that my professors are really striving to teach everything they can about that particular class without overwhelming us. The classes are interesting and so are the professors. The professors I have had have been really engaging and that keeps me engaged. Even if I don't like the subject it becomes interesting because the teacher loves what they do.
The education I received at Providence College was excellent. I would recommend that someone who is willing to work hard and also get involved in clubs and organizations would be successful at PC. The school is rather small, which allows students to get to know their teachers. It is also great for people who did not get a chance to become involved in high school and would like to do so in college. The college has a strong sense of community which would be ideal for someone willing to take on leadership roles.
There really isn't anything too bad about Providence College. The worst thing I would say would be parking and off campus housing. PC is in Providence, so off campus housing isn't very safe and isn't in the best condition. Parking is very limited on campus as well, and when guests come it is hard to find them someplace to park.
My school is best known for being Catholic. We have a strong Dominican foundation here, and it is reflected in the required undergraduate coursework as well as the number of on-campus religious locations and many of the volunteer organizations and clubs (such as PC for Life, a pro-life group on campus).
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.
Someone who enjoys making friends and having a positive academic experience.
The stereotype at our school is that we are all white, rich kids. This stereotype is not accurate because I myself am not wealthy and I wasn't born in this country. Our school also works very hard to accept diversity at our school and has made major efforts to increase the diversity at this school to get rid of the stereotype.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
78% of students
attending Providence College receive some sort of financial aid.
14% were awarded federal grants.
While 52% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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