Providence College (PC)

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PC can be found in Providence, RI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. PC has an enrollment of approximately five thousand students.

Many of the students admitted to PC got an SAT score between 1580 to 1900, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 23 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Providence College (PC) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.57. This school has an acceptance rate of 60% with 18% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Providence College (PC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Providence College was reported as 59.8% in Fall 2013 with over 9,660 applications submitted to PC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • PC SAT Scores: 1580 - 1900
  • PC ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • PC Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Providence College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

PC has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Providence College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.8%
  • 2010-2011: 67.2%
  • 2011-2012: 60.6%
  • 2012-2013: 61.0%
  • 2013-2014: 59.8%
  • Projected PC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 61.1%

How Does Providence College (PC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for PC is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rhode Island School of Design27.3%
Bryant University76.6%
Wheaton College67.4%
Roger Williams University81.0%
Dean College68.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Providence College (PC) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math530 - 640
Writing530 - 640
Total Score1580 - 1900
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score23 - 28
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