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Providence College Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Providence College

Providence College

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Providence College Description:

Providence College, located northwest of downtown Providence, is a private, Catholic college administered by the Dominican Order of Friars. The college typically ranks well for both its value and its academic quality when compared to other master's-level colleges in the Northeast. Providence College's curriculum is distinguished by a four-semester long course on western civilization that covers history, religion, literature and philosophy. Providence College has an impressive graduation rate of over 85%. In athletics, the Providence College Friars compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,672 (4,146 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Scholarships for Providence College (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,206
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,440
  • Other Expenses: $856
  • Total Cost: $56,402

Providence College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,817
    • Loans: $9,255

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Special Education

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Providence College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.providence.edu/about/mission/pages/default.aspx

"Providence College is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education. Committed to fostering academic excellence through the sciences and humanities, the College provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment.

The College actively cultivates intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and aesthetic values within the context of the Judaeo-Christian heritage. These values are nurtured by the unique tradition of the Dominican Order which emphasizes quality teaching and scholarship.

Providence College recognizes the unity of the human family that proceeds from its one Creator. It therefore encourages the deepest respect for the essential dignity, freedom, and equality of every person and welcomes qualified women and men from all religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Providence College prepares its students to be responsible and productive citizens to serve in their own society and the greater world community."

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