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Providence College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 450 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big East Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $336,974)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $103,330)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 70 89 - -
Basketball 17 22 - Yes
Field Hockey - 22 - Yes
Ice Hockey 28 30 - Yes
Lacrosse 46 - - Yes
Soccer 22 27 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 22 24 - -
Tennis - 13 - Yes
Volleyball - 12 Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Golf - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.4%
Hispanic 3.0%
Non-resident alien 1.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.1%
Two or more races 1.1%
White/non-Hispanic 73.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 11
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Meg
  • 5
  • The rooms aren't huge but the living options are good. The RAs in general are really nice and good at the job (i.e. if theres a broken toilet they get…

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  • Mac
  • 5
  • Dorm life is crowded and a little noisy. I have gotten used to going to the library to do my work.. My roommates are great and I have met some…

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  • PC Girl
  • 4
  • The dorms are not horrible! You have enough room to house all your cloths and shoes with excess space for all you knick-knacks. they are generally pretty clean and kept…

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  • Anonymous from Lakeville, MA
  • 3
  • There's nothing truly special about the dorms (at least the freshmen ones). They are the traditional rooms. Bed, desk, bulletin board and closet/bureau are provided. However, I must add that…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Emily from Massachusetts
  • I am a current student here

    As a smaller school, there are only a few dining areas on campus. The main dining hall is acceptable but not exceptional. However, the restaurant scene in the city of Providence is incredible.

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  • 4
  • Mac
  • I am a current student here

    Good food and some healthy choices. Wish more fresh fruit and vegetables were available. Widh my mom cooked here!

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  • 3
  • Leslie from Texas
  • I am a current student here

    The food at the main cafeteria is pretty hit or miss. The staff is great, but I just wish I could say the same about the food. Their are little options.

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  • 4
  • Kristal from Swampscott, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is a lot better than most schools. Always a lot of variety and the dining staff try to make things fun with cupcake bars, grilled cheese stations, brunches till 1:45 on the weekends, etc.

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  • 4
  • Trevor from Providence, RI
  • I am a current student here

    Since I was a freshman in 2009, food services have improved considerably. The traditional, buffet style dining hall offers rotating meals at several stations, along with always having the staples such as grilled cheese, grilled chicken, hamburgers w/fries, create-your-own pasta dish, and sandwiches. Soy milk is readily available, and the coffee and tea stations are very good. Yes, there are to-go cups. If you have very little time between classes, you can elect to get a pre-made to-go meal instead of going into the dining hall. Regarding the a la carte dining hall, stations include: grill, Mexican cuisine, pizza, sandwiches, and sushi. As of this fall, Dunkin' Donuts has arrived on-campus!

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  • 4
  • Anonymous from Lakeville, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is definitely better than the high school cafeteria. There are two cafeterias on campus. Between the two, there's a lot of choices.

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  • 5
  • Meg
  • I am a current student here

    I love the food there, honestly. I am a super picky eater and this is one of the reasons I chose PC. There are two dining halls, and most of your meals you will eat in Ray. Ray is a buffett with fresh cooked food like pasta, mashed potatoes, grilled cheese, chicken, french fries, pizza and handmade sandwiches. Every day the main corse changes but the staple foods (cereal, salad bar, ice-cream machine, chicken pasta, etc.) stay the same. There is always plenty to eat and THE BEST DESERTS!!

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  • 3
  • Katherine from New York
  • I am a current student here

    Food and Dining at Providence is convenient. I would not rate this very high. It is satisfactory. Not great, but not horrible. I was always able to find something to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I just wished there was more variety of better quality food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mac
  • I am a current student here

    No clue! No time as a freshman!

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  • 0
  • Trevor from Providence, RI
  • I am a current student here

    There are no fraternities and sororities at Providence College. It is Catholic college administered by the Dominican Order.

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