Providence Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Providence College
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Providence and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,797 out of 11,251 applicants were admitted making Providence a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 19 percent. Providence College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Providence SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT46%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1230|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1310|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Providence College?
Providence College typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Rhode Island for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>65%|
|1310 to 1390||Avg +||52%-65%|
|1230 to 1310||Avg -||39%-52%|
|1150 to 1230||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 1150||Low||<27%|
Providence ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT24%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||28|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Providence?
Admission data indicates that Providence regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Rhode Island for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Providence College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>65%|
|28 to 30||Avg +||52%-65%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||39%-52%|
|24 to 26||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 24||Low||<27%|
Avg. High School GPA3.37
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Providence College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Providence College was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Rhode Island for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Providence accepts 52% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||23%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||24%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||14%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
69% of Providence College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||37%|
|Top 25% of class||69%|
|Top 50% of class||95%|
|Bottom 50% of class||5%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||19%||18%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply57
Applicants have 57 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Providence before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Providence College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217402 IPEDS survey data for Providence College.