Providence College

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School Overview

Providence College (also known as “PC” or Providence) was founded in 1917. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, this private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university is the only college (or university) in North America to be administered by the Dominican Order of Friars. Providence specializes in liberal arts academic programs. PC has an average annual enrollment of about 3,800 undergraduate students and 735 graduate students.

Providence offers 49 majors and 34 minors with a major part of the school’s core curriculum centering on the Development of Western Civilization. Starting with the class of 2016, students must complete 16 credits in the Development of Western Civilization.

Providence competes in the NCAA’s Division 1 and is a member of the Hockey East and the Big East Conference.

General Information

Admission Office

Harkins Hall 222, 1 Cunningham Square

Providence, RI 02918-0001

(401) 865-2535

(800) 721-6444

Fax: (401) 865-2826



Contact: Christopher Lydon

Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Planning
Main Address

1 Cunningham Square

Providence, RI 02918-0001

(401) 865-1000

www.providence.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,938

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 988

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,931

Graduate enrollment: 735

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 45%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Ceramics B
Digital art B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Finance/Banking B
Labor/Personnel Relations A,B,C
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Engineering Physics B
Systems Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Italian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B,C

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B,C

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Ministry/divinity A
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Providence College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(401) 865-1000
Website:www.providence.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.providence.edu/apply/Pages/default.aspx
Address:1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918-0001
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,568
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):85%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,469 (98% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$46,970
Out-of-state Tuition:$46,970
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$24,941

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Providence College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Providence College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services6161
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education10128
Engineering2
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities13
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions22
Social Sciences5
Theology and Religious Vocations12
Visual and Performing Arts12
Grand total2126413

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Providence College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Providence College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$46,970
Out-of-state$46,970
Books and supplies$940

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,880
Out-of-state$8,880

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid80178%
Grant or scholarship aid72270%$24,941
Student loan aid55153%$11,447

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,90172%$24,512
Federal student loans2,20455%$7,181

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Providence College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Providence College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,8204,6036,217
Percent admitted100%57%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%11%9%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Providence College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,568
Undergraduate enrollment4,034
Graduate enrollment534

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Providence College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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