Colleges Near Providence

Colleges and universities near me in the Providence, Rhode Island area

There are 5 colleges in Providence and 90 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 440,542 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in Rhode Island with a population of 178,042, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Providence. Driving time to these schools from Providence should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts which is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is Boston University enrolling 32,718 students. In terms of affordability, Bristol Community College in Fall River offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $576 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Providence.


90 results

Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in America

  • 9,948enrollment
  • $27,659net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

1 miles from Providence

Johnson & Wales University Providence
J
Providence, RI
Johnson & Wales University Providence

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,676enrollment
  • $29,560net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

0 miles from Providence

Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,227enrollment
  • $40,048net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1470SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

1 miles from Providence

Providence College
P
Providence, RI
Providence College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 4,821enrollment
  • $37,284net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1360SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

2 miles from Providence

Rhode Island College
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 7,072enrollment
  • $10,557net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.08Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

3 miles from Providence

New England Institute of Technology
N
Warwick, RI
 
New England Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,031enrollment
  • $33,681net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

8 miles from Providence

Bryant University
B
Smithfield, RI
Bryant University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 3,674enrollment
  • $39,919net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1280SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

9 miles from Providence

Community College of Rhode Island
C
Warwick, RI
 
Community College of Rhode Island

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,684enrollment
  • $5,702net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Mar 31

8 miles from Providence

Roger Williams University
R
Bristol, RI
Roger Williams University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 4,702enrollment
  • $34,890net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

15 miles from Providence

Wheaton College
W
Norton, MA
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,670enrollment
  • $28,518net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 28-31ACT range
  • 3.48Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

16 miles from Providence

Bristol Community College
B
Fall River, MA
 
Bristol Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,256enrollment
  • $6,314net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

17 miles from Providence

Dean College
D
Franklin, MA
Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,180enrollment
  • $32,455net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

18 miles from Providence

Quinebaug Valley Community College
Q
Danielson, CT
 
Quinebaug Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,161enrollment
  • $8,689net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

24 miles from Providence

Stonehill College
S
Easton, MA
Stonehill College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,504enrollment
  • $35,508net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

24 miles from Providence

Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,651enrollment
  • $17,545net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

26 miles from Providence

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
M
North Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 7,869enrollment
  • $20,612net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

25 miles from Providence

University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,649enrollment
  • $15,386net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

24 miles from Providence

Salve Regina University
S
Newport, RI
Salve Regina University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 2,771enrollment
  • $35,620net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

25 miles from Providence

FAQ's

The closest community college is Community College of Rhode Island and is 8.3 miles from Providence. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Community College of Rhode Island are $4,806 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Community College of Rhode Island has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.