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Providence College Overview

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Providence College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Providence College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$51,382 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Providence is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Providence.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Providence makes roughly $79,628 a year. This is 95% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Providence student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Providence College?


Contact details for Providence are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918-0001
Phone: 401-865-1000

How Do I Get Into Providence?

You can apply to Providence online at:

Admission Requirements for Providence

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Providence?

58% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Providence is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Providence submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 670. Math scores were between 550 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Providence College  ( 570 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Providence College  ( 550 to 660 )
Providence received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 34. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Providence College  ( 25 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Providence College  ( 24 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for Providence College  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford Providence College?

$51,382 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Providence is $51,382. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Providence, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $9,903 a year. That adds up to $39,612 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Providence is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Providence College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,001 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,179 undergraduate students at Providence, with 4,001 being full-time and 178 being part-time.


There are also 492 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,001 full-time undergraduates at Providence, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Providence College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 143
Hispanic or Latino 399
White 3,093
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 249

Geographic Diversity

Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Providence College. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at Providence. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Vietnam, and Ireland.

Online Learning at Providence College

34 Took All Classes Online
89 Took At Least One Class Online
378.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 89 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Providence has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Providence

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Providence College was 378.1%. This is the #186 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Providence regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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