Providence College Rankings

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In the World#1802 of 14178
In North America#554 of 2629
In the United States#505 of 2528
In Rhode Island#5 of 12
In Providence#4 of 6

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
47%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$35,796 /y
Aid receiving
74%
Undergraduates
4,096
Graduates
522
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Providence College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate47%46%48%
Applicants11,4785,1746,304
Admissions5,4472,3983,049
Freshmen enrolled full time1,090493597
Freshmen enrolled part time431

69 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

22 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
551 or 51%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1210
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Providence College are 1210-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
189 or 17%
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

White3540 (77%)
Hispanic457 (10%)
Black or African American180 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown180 (4%)
Two or more races95 (2%)
Nonresident Alien86 (2%)
Asian61 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander12 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$35,796/year
Average aid awarded
$31,298
Students receiving aid
74%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$19,328
$30-48K$20,546
$48-75K$27,392
$75-110K$30,551
$110K+$48,833

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$51,490$9,660
Tuition in-state$51,490$9,660
Tuition out-of-state$51,490$9,660
Fee in-district$948
Fee in-state$948
Fee out-of-state$948

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,205
Combined charge for room and board$15,140
Room charge$8,730
Meal charge$6,410

Providence College Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Finance, General164
Marketing & Marketing Management, General149
Business Administration and Management, General6483
Biology & Biological Sciences, General94
Accounting61
Special Education and Teaching, General5110
Psychology, General56
Health & Health Care Administration & Management50
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services50
Political Science and Government, General46
History, General269
Economics, General29
Mathematics, General154
English Language and Literature, General19
Reading Teacher Education18
Sociology17
Social Work14
Computer Science14
Urban Education and Leadership14
International & Global Studies13
Secondary Education and Teaching12
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship12
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics9
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies26
Biochemistry8
Community Organization and Advocacy8
Social Sciences, General7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
Art & Art Studies, General5
Chemistry, General4
Creative Writing4
Spanish Language and Literature3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Theology & Theological Studies12
Philosophy3
Pre-Engineering3
Humanities & Humanistic Studies3
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3
Organizational Behavior Studies2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education2
History Teacher Education2
French Language and Literature2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other2
American & United States Studies & Civilization1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
French Language Teacher Education1
Music, General1
Environmental Studies1
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Fire Science & Fire-fighting1
Bible & Biblical Studies1
Grand Total2975215
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate87%85%89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,623
Citations
79,749

Publication count by topic

Computer science
881
Chemistry
707
Biology
435
Mathematics
407
Psychology
333
Medicine
260
Business
230
Economics
190
Sociology
175
Political science
142
Materials science
126
Art
123
Philosophy
104
Engineering
89
History
75
Physics
48
Geography
39
Environmental science
26
Geology
18

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business7346,730
Sociology9692,133
Philosophy977121
Mathematics9929,246
Art109567
Economics11292,656
Psychology11369,168
Computer science12067,965
History133259
Chemistry140514,710
Political science1436402
Biology149912,606
Geography1542749
Medicine19573,869
Engineering20701,019
Materials science21662,532
Geology2243215
Environmental science2434497
Physics2534434

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902285
199127112
199219113
199323111
199430172
199537172
199626216
199754233
199859283
199949303
200064344
200152386
200280561
200376712
200493833
20051151084
20061241444
20071521664
20081882313
20091922837
20102043268
20112483749
20122304455
20132665322
20142645840
20152636039
20162405889
20172376012
20182635558
20192956719
20202517337

General info

Alternative namesPC
Founded1917
WikipediaProvidence College
MottoVeritas
Truth
Colorsblack, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff941
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island, 02918-0001
United States
City population178,000
Phone4018651000
Fax+1 (401) 865 2826

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