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Providence College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1917
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,594
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $134,519,321
Admissions Address

549 River Avenue
Providence, RI 02918

Website

http://www.providence.edu

Admissions E-mail

pcadmiss@providence.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Christopher P. Lydon
Admissions office telephone: (401) 865-2535
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.commonapp.org Tuition deposit: $700 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 3 3
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 48%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 58%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 44%
Total applicants: 8,799
Total acceptances: 4,188
Total freshman enrollment: 1,027
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 36%
Male applicants: 3,482
Male acceptances: 1,867
Male freshman enrollment: 440
 
Female applicants: 5,317
Female acceptances: 2,321
Female freshman enrollment: 587
Out-of-state freshmen: 87%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,923
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 857
Students enrolled from waiting list: 13

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 45%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 83%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 57%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 640
Math: 560 – 650
Combined: 1100 – 1290

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 10.0%
600-699 39.0% 46.0%
500-599 43.0% 36.0%
400-499 8.0% 7.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 21%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.0% N/A N/A
24-29 58.0% N/A N/A
18-23 25.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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