Founded in 1917, Providence College is located in the vibrant New England city of Providence, and is situated 80.5 km south of Boston and 290 km northeast of New York City.

Almost 85% of the 4,000 undergraduate students live on campus and participate in over 100 student-run clubs and organizations, NCAA Division I sports, and an array of community service programs. Inspired by our Catholic mission and that of the Dominican friars, student perspective is broadened through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and extremely active campus life. Internships, research opportunities, and studying abroad are some of the highlights of life at PC.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private, Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 47.5%
  • Average ACT: 27-30
  • Average SAT: 1190-1350
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Art History, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Languages, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Limited Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $71,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sportsNCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Field Hockey, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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