Providence College is on a 105-acre campus in the suburban setting of Providence, Rhode Island, not far from Boston.
There are many activities and organizations for Providence College students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Providence College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Providence College has several thriving Student Congress. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
Providence College students' favorite campus traditions are Black and White Ball, Late Night Madness and Spring Concert.
This table offers information on housing at Providence College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||76%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||3,160|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,952|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||24%|
Providence College offers housing for students. 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 2022, 76% of undergrads at Providence College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 24% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Providence College. There are 3,160 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,265 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,952 students chose to live in campus housing. 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.
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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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.
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.
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