Providence College

1 Cunningham Square Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001
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College History

Providence College is a private, co-ed Catholic university situated just two miles from downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Providence College was founded in 1917 by a mutual collaboration of the Diocese of Providence and the dedicated Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph. Today, the College focuses primarily in an undergraduate, liberal arts education.

Although Providence College is a Catholic institution of higher education, it is committed to providing higher education to students of all faiths. It was under the mentoring and guidance of Bishop Matthew Hawkins that the College was able to be launched on a successfully firm foundation. Armed with gifts of almost 17 acres of land and $10,000.00 in scholarship funds, mostly from moderate donor contributions, the College became a reality.

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Student Life

Total Enrollment: 5,034

Institution Size: 5,000 - 9,999

Campus Setting: Urban Urban

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Highest Degree Offered: Masters

School Calendar Type: Semester


Admissions Information

Total Undergrad Enrollment: 4,340

Total Grad Enrollment: 694

Admissions Requirements:
High School GPA

Accepted Credit:
Advanced Placement


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Source: U.S. Department of Education 2010/11

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