Providence College
Providence, RI, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,674
Total Number of Undergrads
4,132
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
53%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
81%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
69%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
50%
49%
Ethnicity

African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
White
85%
Hispanic
3%
Multi-Racial
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
Providence College isn't as selective as other schools but I've heard that the rigor of the courses varies and also depends on one's willingness to actively learn.
Emily from Morris Plains, NJ
Classes can be challenging but professors are fair in grading and you learn a lot!
Meg
Classes are top notch and can be tough. The profs are happy to help if they know you are trying. Gotta be in every class, every time it meets. Stay focused!
Mac
Providence College has small classes, great professors, and for the extra challenge, its Liberal Arts Honors Program.
Emily from Massachusetts
The Rigor keeps moving
Nathan from Baltimore, MD
The hardest part as a freshman/sophomore is the Development of Western Civilization program. You take it for two years and it has more weight on your GPA than other classes. Focuses on history, theology, and philosophy all in one. The reading load can get overwhelming.
Kristal from Swampscott, MA
Beginning with the current Class of 2016, the college's core curriculum has been revamped to allow each student more flexibility in how they transform themselves through their education. The core is rigorous, but reasonable as long as students keep up with reading. There are a diverse range of majors throughout arts/sciences and business, including unique majors such as Global Studies and Public and Community Service.
Trevor from Providence, RI
PC has a very strong when it comes to the humanities majors, so if you're looking to study history or English, this is definitely a school you should check out. Everyone is required to take Development of Western Civilization. It's a mixture of history, literature, theology, and philosophy and is taught be multiple professors. There's a lot of reading involved, but the class in general is very intriguing and thought-provoking. Furthermore, as a biology major, I can proudly say that I am impressed with the biology department here. The professors are knowledgeable and are always willing to put in the extra time to help a student.
Anonymous from Lakeville, MA

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