Review of Providence College

Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: Christine R., Student Posted: October 08, 2010

My review

The Good:

The best thing about this school is the incredible community feeling on campus. We're not a huge school, but we're all generally friendly people. The campus vibe is very positive, and there is always something to do on campus. The gym is gorgeous. There are a zillion opportunities for intramural and club sports. There is lots to do off campus-there are many bars a 5 minute walk off campus, and the city of Providence is wonderful. There is a great spiritual life on campus, and professors are very accessible and friendly, and most of them are very good at what they do.

The Bad:

The worst thing about this school is the core curriculum and the fact that many of our athletics teams are abysmal. The games are well attended, but we generally don't win lots of them. Every student here is required to take a two year course called Development of Western Civilization, and depending on what team of teachers you get, can either be extremely hard or extremely easy. I don't mind it, but a lot of my friends would love to see Civ go away. I wish we had a Greek life, but I've survived without one. Also, the dorms aren't the greatest freshman and sophomore year, but the on-campus apartments and suites are nice.

Would I do it again?

Yes, I love it here, and I can't see myself going anywhere else. The second I stepped on campus I knew this was the school for me.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Reputation

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Accessible

The night life is Spent in a Bar

Every student at this school needs Rainboots. It rains so much here!

Most students spend their Saturday nights Most students either go to a bar or a house party. The bars here are pretty relaxed with IDs.

About the reviewer

Went to Scarborough High School

Currently a Sophomore

Favorite class is American Government

Favorite professor is Dr. Mark Hyde

Favorite activity is Going to Friar games!

Another awesome thing is There's not a lot of ethnic diversity, but there are a variety of people here. I've met some of the most amazing people at this school.

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Study hard and do well in school. PC is SAT-optional, so they won't judge you on your scores, but generally if you do well in school and take hard courses you should get in here.

I wish I knew Make sure to have a fake ID! Seriously, once winter comes and all the house parties stop happening people retreat to the bars.

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