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Providence College Student Life

Providence College is on a 105-acre campus in a suburban setting in Providence, Rhode Island, not far from Boston. Providence College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Providence College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Providence College has a thriving Student Congress. In fact, more students participate in Student Congress than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Providence College include Board of Multicultural Student Affairs, Campus Ministry, Dance Club and Board of Programmers.

The Providence College community comes together each year for Black and White Ball, Late Night Madness and Spring Concert.

Does Providence College Offer Student Housing?

Providence College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Providence College students live on campus. In 2021, 67% of undergrads at Providence College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 34% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Providence College. There are 3,160 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,298 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,952 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Providence College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Providence College Athletics

At Providence College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Providence College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ice Hockey Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Providence College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Providence College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Providence College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Providence College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Providence College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Providence College, take Interstate 95 to Providence, RI. If you need to fly, book your flight to T.F. Green airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Rhode Island you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Providence College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About Providence College

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Providence College Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

12%

In State

88%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

10%

3%

3%

2%

2%

2%

0.26%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

4,298

Graduate Students

523

Non-Resident / International Students

67

Providence College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,821

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

54%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$54,388

Out-of-State

$54,388

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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