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Providence College is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island. The college is recognized for its programs in liberal arts and sciences. It was established in 1917. In the 2008 edition of U. S. News and World Report's 'America's Best Colleges, " Providence ranked second among master's level universities in the Northern U. S. Providence College offers more than 45 majors and over 20 different minors to its students. Providence College is a member of the Big East Conference. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Friars.

Profile of Providence CollegeProvidence College is found in Providence, RI. Providence is a medium-sized city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Roman Catholic identity. Providence College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at the school.

Course Topics

Providence College is known for its programs in mathematics, business and management, and liberal arts.

Providence College Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 41% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 640.

Providence College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 5, 297 in 2007 at Providence College.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Providence College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Providence College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big East Conference.

Providence College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management423business management, marketing, business administration, finance, accounting, organizational behavior, managerial economics
Liberal Arts382history, political science, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, social services, American studies, sociology, . . .
Education and Teaching261special ed, secondary teaching, school Counselling, reading teaching, elementary/middle school admin, math teaching, music teaching
Science55biology, chemistry, biochemistry
Therapy and Counselling50psychology
Medical administration36health care administration, health care facilities management
Mathematics28mathematics, systems science and theory
Religion and Philosophy24philosophy, religion, theology, pastoral Counselling, theological and ministerial studies, religious education, bible studies
Family and Social Work24social work, community organization, public administration
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science
Fine Arts6art history and criticism, sculpture, painting, fine arts studies, ceramics
Security and Law Enforcement2fire-fighting
Art Studies2visual and performing arts, art studies
Engineering1engineering physics
Photography and Commercial Art1drawing
Media0organizational communications

Contact: Providence College

Providence College

River Ave and Eaton St

Providence, RI 02918-0001

General Phone: (401) 865-1000


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