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Providence College

1 Cunningham Square, Providence, United States
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  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    31
  • Previously Enrolled
    30

Overview of Providence College (PC)

About this school

Providence College is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1917, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Intellectual zeal, high standards, shared values, a sense of community and a willingness to help others are the qualities that shape the character of the college. Providence is the only college in the United States under the stewardship of the Dominican Friars, a Roman Catholic order whose intellectual heritage dates back to the 13th century. Some of the college's special attractions are the Liberal Arts Honors Program and an acclaimed two-year Development of Western Civilization Program, opportunities to pursue research and independent study with faculty scholars, strong prelaw and premedical advisory programs and the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, offering the first known major and minor in public and community service studies. Students receive the quality and rigor of an education that prepares them to succeed in any profession and to make a meaningful contribution to the world in which they live and work. Its 105-acre campus is located in downtown Providence.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,306
    • Men:1,921 (44.6%)
    • Women:2,385 (55.4%)

Location

Admission Information (PC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Providence College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
February 15
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Cunningham Square
City, State, Zip
Providence, RI  02918
Phone
(401) 865-2535
Fax
(401) 865-2826
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
January 1, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 11,251 applicants were admitted
Women
50% of 6,165 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 5,086 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,142 (20%) of 5,797 admitted students enrolled
Women
602 (19%) of 3,103 admitted students enrolled
Men
540 (20%) of 2,694 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.43
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
27%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
622 average |580-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
621 average |580-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
59%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |26-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
29%
• Score 24 - 29
62%
• Score 18 - 23
8%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (PC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $48,764 (74.87869295497819%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,240 (21.865978748234138%)
  • Other Expences: - $980 (1.504821571156563%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,140 (1.7505067256311038%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Providence College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003406
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
793 (74.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
571 (72.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
571 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
154 (27.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$32,640
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 539 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,732
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 510 (89.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,025
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 47 (8.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
210 (19.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,055

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,579 (63.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,894 (73.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,894 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
430 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$31,565
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,874 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,621
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,836 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,058
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 119 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
792 (19.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,350

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$41,383
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Military Science, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (PC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


298

Part-Time Faculty


237

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,833,161

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
440
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Providence College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


92.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


83.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


84.0%

Programs & Majors (PC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (44)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Science
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, biology/optometry with New England School of Optometry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Theological Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Finance and Banking
  • History
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology
  • Urban Education

Campus Life (PC)

Location & Geography

Population


178,432

Nearest Metropolitan Area


105 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
19.1 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Providence

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


80% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


20%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Friar
School Colors
Black and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, cross-country running, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, table tennis, track and field, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Providence College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student congress, board of multicultural student affairs, campus ministry, dance club, board of programmers

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,049

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,306
Women
2,385
Men
1,921

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 4.0% Black/African-American
  • 9.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.3% White
  • 4.0% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 25 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


568

Student Resources (PC)

Study resources