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 four thousand students.

Many of the students admitted to PC got an SAT score between 1210 to 1350, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 27 to 31. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Providence College (PC) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.71. This school has an acceptance rate of 47% with 20% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Providence College (PC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Providence College was reported as 47.5% in Fall 2020 with over 11,500 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 ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • PC Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.71

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Providence College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 55.0%
  • 2017-2018: 51.5%
  • 2018-2019: 49.0%
  • 2019-2020: 47.5%
  • Projected PC Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 46.2%

How Does Providence College (PC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for PC is nineteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rhode Island School of Design25.8%
Bryant University71.0%
Wheaton College73.9%
Roger Williams University85.4%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Providence College (PC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 670
Math600 - 680
Total Score1210 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 33
Math25 - 29
Composite Score27 - 31
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