Providence College

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.providence.edu
Address 1 Cunningham Square
City Providence
State RI
Zip 02918-0001
Locale City: Midsize

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 93%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 80.0%
Five-year graduation rate 83.6%
Six-year graduation rate 84.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 4.3%

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Masters Large
Size: Number of Undergraduates 4,079
Endowment Assets $221,071,443
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/providence
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 1%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.41
Admission Test Scores Policy Considered but not required
Median SAT Verbal 560 (25th - 75th percentile = 510 - 610)
Median SAT Math 575 (25th - 75th percentile = 520 - 630)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 25.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 23 - 28)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 55.0%
In-State Tuition and Fees $46,970
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $46,970
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $62,700
Average Net Price After Grants $36,099
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $11,680
Median earnings 10 years after entry $64,100
Median debt of completers $27,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 2.6%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 13.5%
% Underrepresented Minority 13.6%
% Black 4.1%
% Latino 9.3%
% Native American 0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
% Asian 1.1%
% White 76.6%
% Two or More Races 1.5%
% Other 6.9%
% Noresident Aliens 2.1%
% Female 55.5%
% Male 44.5%
% Age 25 and Over 2.4%
% Part-time 6.3%