Providence College
Providence, RI 02918-0001

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Providence College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 10,820 applications and 5,954 students were granted admission. Providence College is at the #53 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 38% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 74% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 1,058 enrollees 404 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 23 29
Math 23 28
Composite 23 28

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 1,058 enrollees 786 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 510 610
Math 520 630
Combined (Math + Reading) 1030 1240

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Providence College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Considered but not required

  • Secondary school rank
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Providence College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 4,603 6,217 10,820
Admitted students 2,630 3,324 5,954
Enrolled students 484 574 1,058
Acceptance rate 57.1% 53.5% 55% 64%
Yield 18.4% 17.3% 17.8% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Providence College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 1

  • Early action applicants will be notified

January 15

  • Regular application
  • Fall application

February 15

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

April 1

  • Applicants notification date
  • Transfer application (priority)

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

November 1

  • Early action application

November 15

  • Early decision application
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Providence College.

Brown University
2.1 mile away
Bryant University
7.5 mile away
Wheaton College
15.6 mile away
Roger Williams University
16.1 mile away
Dean College
16.8 mile away