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Providence, Rhode Island

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Chances of getting into Providence College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49%
Admission Difficulty for Providence College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Providence and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,593 out of 11,421 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 20 percent. Providence College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Providence, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Providence SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Providence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Providence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1290

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 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Rhode Island for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Providence College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >62%
1285 to 1360 Avg + 49%-62%
1210 to 1285 Avg - 36%-49%
1135 to 1210 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1135 Low <25%
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Providence ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for Providence College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Providence College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
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 #3 in Rhode Island for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Providence College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Providence College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >62%
28 to 30 Avg + 49%-62%
26 to 28 Avg - 36%-49%
24 to 26 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 24 Low <25%
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Providence GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.37
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Providence College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Providence. 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Providence will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Providence College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 17% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

69% of Providence College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Providence College students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Providence College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,338 5,083 11,421
Accepted 3,114 2,479 5,593
Acceptance Rate 49% 49% 49%
Enrolled 618 504 1,122
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 20% 20%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
108

Applicants have 108 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Providence College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Providence College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Providence College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Providence College prefer SAT or ACT?

47% of students submit their SAT scores to Providence. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Providence College?

49% of those who apply are granted admission to Providence. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Providence College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1360. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Providence College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 30. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.