|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Providence and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,447 out of 11,478 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 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Providence College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 47% of students submit SAT scores and 20% submit ACT scores.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1210|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1280|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Providence College?
Providence College typically prefers 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>60%|
|1280 to 1350||Avg +||47%-60%|
|1210 to 1280||Avg -||34%-47%|
|1140 to 1210||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 1140||Low||<23%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Providence?
Admission data indicates that Providence regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Rhode Island for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Providence College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>60%|
|29 to 31||Avg +||47%-60%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||34%-47%|
|25 to 27||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 25||Low||<23%|
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.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||20%||21%||20%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Providence College is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to Providence College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|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.
47% of students submit their SAT scores to Providence. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
47% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1350. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 31. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.