Providence College

Men's D1
5 / 10
4,132 Undergrads / 4,674 Students
10 / 10
$35,796 Net Price
8 / 10
47% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Big East Conference

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
84% / 87%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Providence Rhode Island Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • New London/Norwich Connecticut Area
  • Springfield Massachusetts Area
  • Barnstable/Yarmouth Massachusetts Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
Where Grads Work
  • Fidelity Investments
  • State Street
  • PwC
  • Bank of America
  • EMC
  • State of Rhode Island
  • Citizens Bank
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch
  • EY
  • Oracle
  • Travelers
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media and Communication
  • Legal
  • Consulting
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Healthcare Services
  • Research
  • Administrative
  • Accounting
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
510 - 610
600 - 680
1150 - 1350
27 - 33
25 - 29
27 - 31

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 510 - 620 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 11,478 5,174 6,304
% Admitted 47% 46% 48%
% Admits That Enroll 20% 21% 20%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.41
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (45%)
    Finance, General (16%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (15%)
    Social Sciences (10%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (10%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (9%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (6%)
    Accounting (6%)
    Education (5%)
    Psychology, General (5%)
    Psychology (5%)
    Special Education and Teaching, General (5%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (5%)
    Health/Health Care Administration/Management (5%)
    Political Science and Government, General (4%)
    Economics, General (3%)
    History (2%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$52,438
    Books & Supplies$1,100
    Cost of Living$15,140
    Personal Expenses$1,052
    Sticker Price$69,730

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    74% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship66%$31,298
    Federal Grants17%$5,779
    Pell Grants17%$4,633
    Other Federal5%$4,000
    State & Local Grants3%$3,145
    Institutional Grants66%$29,812
    Student Loans55%$10,982
    Federal Loans53%$5,408
    Other Loans13%$23,610

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $239 Million $51,033

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $27,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $27,000 $287

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,492 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $64,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.98 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 84% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 1 1
    Fondling 2 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 2 2
    Burglary 9 9
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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