If you want to apply to Providence College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee is $65.
Students who apply to Providence College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Providence College's admissions stats.
|Providence College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Mean SAT Score||1278|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||43%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Providence College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||December 1|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Providence College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Providence College directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Providence College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Providence College is 87%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 58%.
Providence College accepts approximately 59% of early action applicants and 58% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Providence College admitted 278 of the 319 students who applied early decision. Last year, Providence College admitted 3,948 of the 6,657 who applied early action.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Providence College, contact the school directly.
Providence College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Providence College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Providence College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Providence College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Providence College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Providence College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 19% submitted a class rank. At Providence College 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.
At Providence College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.21%|
|3.50 and 3.74||25.1%|
|3.25 and 3.49||28.08%|
|3.00 and 3.24||16.15%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6.73%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.48%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Providence College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Providence College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Providence College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 43% of Providence College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Providence College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1315 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Providence College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1315 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Providence College student is 1278.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Providence College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Providence College students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at Providence College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Providence College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Providence College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by April 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Providence College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Providence College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Providence College.
Does Providence College accept transfer credits?
✅ Providence College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Providence College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Providence College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Providence College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Providence College?
❌ No, Providence College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Providence College's acceptance rate?
✅ Providence College has an acceptance rate of 58%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Providence College?
✅ Providence College's early decision acceptance rate was 87% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Providence College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Providence College was 59% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Providence College? Providence College is a somewhat selective institution. The Providence College acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Providence College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Providence College is Apr 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
31 and Above
26 to 31
26 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Providence College is 29. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Providence College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1315 and Above
1120 to 1315
1120 and Less
The median SAT score for Providence College students is 1278. Applicants with SAT scores of 1315 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Providence College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1315 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Providence College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Providence College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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