Founded in 1917 by the Dominican Friars, Providence College is a Catholic, Dominican liberal arts institution located in the city of the same name in Rhode Island. PC offers 52 major fields of study and was the first college in the nation to offer a bachelor's degree in Public and Community Services Studies. Students are required to take courses on philosophy and theology, but Providence "seeks to reflect the rich diversity of the human family." The 105-acre campus features the Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership, First-Year Housing and Special Interest Housing Cohorts (which all enforce strict parietals), and multiple places to pray.
The overall physical appearance of the school is lovely. The school body seems friendly, the guide on my visit seemed very knowledgable. The atmosphere seems to have an open, fun social setting and good school spirit.
Emily from Morris Plains, NJ
PC has the best environment I have ever seen! The students and faculty are excited to be there and have a genuine interest in education. The classes are challenging and fair.