Providence College is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1917, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Intellectual zeal, high standards, shared values, a sense of community and a willingness to help others are the qualities that shape the character of the college. Providence is the only college in the United States under the stewardship of the Dominican Friars, a Roman Catholic order whose intellectual heritage dates back to the 13th century. Some of the college''s special attractions are the Liberal Arts Honors Program and an acclaimed two-year Development of Western Civilization Program, opportunities to pursue research and independent study with faculty scholars, strong prelaw and premedical advisory programs and the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, offering the first known major and minor in public and community service studies. Students receive the quality and rigor of an education that prepares them to succeed in any profession and to make a meaningful contribution to the world in which they live and work. Its 105-acre campus is located in downtown Providence.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,279
Undergraduates
1,955
Men - 59.6%
1,315
Women - 40.1%
477
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 11,129 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
638 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
641 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$74,330
Tuition and Fees
$57,790
Room and Board
$16,540
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$41,555
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$41,907
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
325
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
19%
10-19
40%
20-29
36%
30-39
1%
40-49
1%
50-99
2%
Over 100
1%
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Providence Population
179,270
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Friar
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
1.6%
Black/African-American
3.4%
Hispanic/Latino
9.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
79.3%
Unknown
3.5%
International Students
2.2% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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