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.
Total Enrollment: 5,034
Institution Size: 5,000 - 9,999
Campus Setting: Urban
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Highest Degree Offered: Masters
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 4,340
Total Grad Enrollment: 694
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A good sized school with a small school atmosphere. You can walk around campus and see people you know or at least recognize but at the same time its not so small that you know everyone, it is a...
the immediate surrounding area is not the greatest but having the city 5 minutes away and at your disposal makes up for it
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...
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...
Providence College is a relatively small college in a relatively small city. To some, this small aspect is a negative. However, instead of being intimtidated or overwhelmed by a large school, the...
Some may feel that the school is not diverse enough in its student population. However, does the first step out of high school need to be filled with diveristy and exposure to a multitude of...
Every student at this school needs an appreciation of a life long friendship
Every student at this school needs Rainboots. It rains so much here!
I wish I knew How quick 4 years was going to fly by