Providence College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Rhode Island


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.

Most Popular Majors

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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5085
Total Grad Students: 745
Undergraduate Students: 4340
Faculty: 264

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

River Ave and Eaton St
Providence Rhode Island 2918


Main Email:

Main Phone: 401-865-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Sandra Miller
Associate Dean & Transfer Counselor, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Robert G. Driscoll
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
We encourage applicants seeking to transfer to PC from other accredited colleges and universities to achieve a 3.0 G.P.A. (4.0 scale) or better in substantive liberal arts courses at your current college.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must have a min of 12 credits to apply as a transfer student. Providence accepts a max of 56 transfer credits. You must complete 56 credits at Providence to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional for all students applying for admission.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A College Official's Report, which must be completed by a college or university official is required. An Instructor's Evaluation if not required, but is recommended.

Essay(s) required:
A personal essay is required.

Application Fee:
Non-refundable application fee of $55.

Other Requirements:
Course descriptions for all courses you wish to have considered for transfer to Providence College are required. These descriptions may be taken from your college catalog or the college's website.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 520 620
Math 530 640
Writing 540 640

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 269

Transfers Accepted: 146

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 54%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 61%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -7%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 900

Other Expenses: 825

Room and Board: 12140

Tuition and Fees: 40975

Total Cost: 54840

Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at for current tuition and fee information.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Meeting the costs of education is a challenge for most students and families. It is our hope that the information presented on our site will provide you with the tools necessary to apply for all sources of available aid.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7845

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 63%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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