#3 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

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Student Population
Providence College overview
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Online providence.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Providence College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Providence College is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 11,478 prospective students applied, and 5,447 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,094 enrolled in the school.  4,096 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 578 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $51,490 plus fees of $948. Providence is ranked 114 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Providence is rated within the top 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
Providence College overview
SAT 1210/1350
ACT 27/31
GPA 3.37
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Providence College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$948
Room and Board $15,140
Budget for Other Expenses$1,052
Total One Year Cost$69,730

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$68,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
85% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Providence College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 33%
Social Sciences 13%
Education 9%
Biology 6%
English and Literature 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217402 IPEDS survey data for Providence College.

Current students may use the Providence College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.