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About University of Providence

University of Providence is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Great Falls, Montana. University of Providence was founded in 1932 and now enrolls around 1,005 students a year, including 790 undergrads.

University of Providence offers housing for up to 311 students. Most students live off campus,.

University of Providence's endowment was valued at $10.8 million in 2021. The institution spends around $15,013 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 12 University of Providence undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 University of Providence Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Average GPA 3.2
Tuition $26,462

2022 University of Providence Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of Providence Early Admission

University of Providence does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of Providence Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into University of Providence. University of Providence admitted 99% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 272 applications received in 2021, 268 students were offered admission.

University of Providence Waitlist 2021

University of Providence reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Providence?

University of Providence is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Providence, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Providence Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

University of Providence Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Providence.

Does University of Providence Require the ACT or SAT?

University of Providence is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 8% submitted the SAT. 47% submitted the ACT.

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Does University of Providence Offer Student Housing?

Yes! University of Providence provides on-campus housing for up to 311 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Providence.

Financial Aid at University of Providence

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,347 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of Providence a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Providence

About 61% of students who start at University of Providence return for their second year of college. Out of the 150 students who started at University of Providence as first-time freshman, 42 graduate within four years.

University of Providence's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 42%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 30% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $33,000 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,482 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Providence sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Providence a good school for you?

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Where is University of Providence Located?

University of Providence is located in the suburban setting of Great Falls, Montana.

If you want to see University of Providence for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 15 to Great Falls, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Great Falls International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Providence and Great Falls are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1301 Twentieth Street South Great Falls, MT 59405

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Providence Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Providence is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Providence is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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University of Providence ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 23

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University of Providence SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

360 - 480


Reading SAT Range

470 - 530

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University of Providence Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at University of Providence is like? There are approximately 1,005 students enrolled at University of Providence, including 790 undergraduate students and 215 graduate students. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 35% percent are from MT and 65% percent of students are from other states.


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