Providence College is a nonprofit private institution located in Providence, RI and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. PC has an annual student enrollment of about five thousand.
Areas of study available at Providence College include:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Students may take either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions to Providence College. A score within the range of 1590 to 1900 on the SAT, or 23 to 27 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. This school accepts approximately 60 percent of applicants. Of those applicants accepted, nearly 16 percent of students enrolled. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $45,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Housing is available for students and costs around $7,700 per year. Students attending Providence College may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.
The mascot for Providence College is the "Friars", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AAA)
Students who would like to get more about Providence College can visit their website at http://www.providence.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Providence College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Providence College is around 4,600 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 23% enrolling as graduate students and 88% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $45,000-$53,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$24,063|
|Receiving Student Loans||52%||$10,240|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Providence College may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
With a graduation rate of around 85%, Providence College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||83%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.5%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2010)
Providence College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Big East Conference)
- Track and Field (Big East Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Providence College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Providence College.
- Rhode Island College in Providence, RI (0.6 miles away)
- Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA (26 miles away)
- University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, MA (27 miles away)
- Framingham State College in Framingham, MA (31 miles away)
- Worcester State College in Worcester, MA (36 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Visit the main Rhode Island colleges & universities profile page
- Find out what other private colleges are located in Rhode Island
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Providence College for official up-to-date information.