Providence College: Statistics

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#1521 of 14,134 In the World
#433 of 2,597 In North America
#389 of 2,496 In the United States
#3 of 12 In Rhode Island
#2 of 6 In Providence
#422 of 1,117 For Animation
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Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
54%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$37,284 /y
Aid receiving
76%
Undergraduates
4,298
Graduates
523
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Providence College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 54% 55% 53%
Applicants 10,817 4,647 6,170
Admissions 5,826 2,545 3,281
Freshmen enrolled full time 996 425 571
Freshmen enrolled part time 3 3

4,121 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

359 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
441 or 44%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1210
or below

75% of them
had 1360
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Providence College are 1210-1360 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
140 or 14%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 27
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Providence College are 27-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3707 (77%)
Hispanic 466 (10%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 189 (4%)
Black or African American 176 (4%)
Two or more races 110 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 79 (2%)
Asian 76 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 13 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$37,284/year
Average aid awarded
$32,100
Students receiving aid
76%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $19,043
$30-48K $18,864
$48-75K $26,014
$75-110K $32,754
$110K+ $48,172

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $53,440$9,750
Tuition in-state $53,440$9,750
Tuition out-of-state $53,440$9,750
Fee in-district $948
Fee in-state $948
Fee out-of-state $948

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,243
Combined charge for room and board $14,295
Room charge $8,190
Meal charge $6,105

Providence College Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 74 103
Finance, General 164
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 121
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 79
Accounting 69
Psychology, General 58
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 57
Special Education and Teaching, General 46 4
Political Science and Government, General 47
History, General 27 11
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 32
Economics, General 31
English Language and Literature, General 26
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship 22
Sociology, General 18
Mathematics, General 13 4
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 14
International & Globalization Studies 13
Reading Teacher Education 13
Social Work 12
Community Organization and Advocacy 12
Urban Education and Leadership 12
Theology & Theological Studies 4 7
Computer Science 11
Philosophy 10
Secondary Education and Teaching 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1 7
Biochemistry 8
Social Sciences, General 7
Creative Writing 7
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 5
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 5
Organizational Behavior Studies 4
History Teacher Education 4
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 4
Music Teacher Education 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Women's Studies 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 3
American & United States Studies & Civilization 2
Art & Art Studies, General 2
Chemistry, General 2
Sports Communication 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Music, General 1
Communication and Media Studies, Other 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Italian Language and Literature 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
Pre-Engineering 1
French Language and Literature 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Sustainability Studies 1
Grand Total 1 980 232
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 85% 84% 86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 92%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,122
Citations
73,951

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
755 / 8,879
Computer Science
707 / 11,574
Biology
631 / 17,944
Chemistry
546 / 15,606
Business
522 / 12,968
Medicine
512 / 8,983
Engineering
400 / 5,775
Mathematics
370 / 6,197
Psychology
305 / 7,594
Economics
291 / 4,874
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
220 / 3,733
Art & Design
220 / 2,155
Environmental Science
165 / 4,980
Sociology
157 / 2,102
Physics
155 / 2,926
Biochemistry
143 / 5,536
Blockchain and Cryptography
138 / 1,850
Political Science
124 / 522
Materials Science
109 / 2,553
Marketing
108 / 5,643
Social Psychology
108 / 3,717
Computer Vision
105 / 2,953
Nutrition and Food Science
104 / 4,989
Organic Chemistry
94 / 2,398
Philosophy
91 / 97
Investment Banking and Stock trading
90 / 2,139
Finance
84 / 1,040
Demography
84 / 1,497
Computer Networking
81 / 796
Oncology and Cancer research
78 / 1,982
Math Teachers
73 / 2,015
Communications and Public Relations
68 / 2,247
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
68 / 768
Pharmacology
67 / 1,612
History
66 / 59
Ecology
65 / 2,720
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
65 / 46
Education Majors
58 / 2,078
Multimedia
57 / 460
Accounting
55 / 764

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 132
1992 22 121
1993 22 122
1994 34 185
1995 38 187
1996 28 241
1997 56 266
1998 59 304
1999 52 323
2000 65 377
2001 58 396
2002 83 588
2003 79 738
2004 97 869
2005 126 1179
2006 135 1554
2007 161 1754
2008 196 2567
2009 207 3052
2010 209 3516
2011 256 3962
2012 246 4779
2013 283 5567
2014 261 6161
2015 272 6370
2016 258 6317
2017 245 6527
2018 268 6383
2019 285 7532
2020 315 8957
2021 322 10813

Providence College alumni

  1. Janeane Garofalo

    Janeane Garofalo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actorradio personalitycomedianpolitical activistwriter
    Biography

    Janeane Marie Garofalo is an American comedian, actress, and former co-host on the now-defunct Air America Radio's The Majority Report.

  2. Patrick J. Kennedy

    Patrick J. Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Providence College
    In 1991 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Patrick Joseph Kennedy II is an American politician and mental health advocate. From 1995 to 2011, he served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. He is a former member of the President's Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, and co-founder of One Mind.

  3. John O'Hurley

    John O'Hurley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    stand-up comedianactorfilm producersingervoice actor
    Biography

    John George O'Hurley Jr. is an American actor, comedian, author, game show host and television personality. He is known for his portrayal of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, and was the sixth host of the game show Family Feud from 2006 to 2010. He also hosted To Tell the Truth from 2000 to 2002 in syndication.

  4. Billy Donovan

    Billy Donovan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    William John Donovan Jr. is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He has served as head coach of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since September 2020 after previously coaching the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2015 to 2020. Before moving to the NBA, he served as the head basketball coach at the University of Florida from 1996 to 2015, and led his Florida Gator teams to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007, as well as an NCAA championship appearance in 2000.

General info

Alternative names PC
Founded 1917
Motto Veritas
Truth
Colors black, white
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 943
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island, 02918-0001
United States
City population 191,000
Phone 4018651000
Fax +1 (401) 865 2826

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