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Providence College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

51.5%
Admission Difficulty for Providence College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Providence College? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,797 out of 11,251 applicants were admitted making Providence College 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1230-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Providence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1230
SAT Scores for Providence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Estimated Average SAT 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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Providence College admission chances by SAT score
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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for Providence College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Providence College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Estimated Average ACT 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Providence College?

Admission data indicates that Providence College 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. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Providence College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Providence College admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Providence College accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Providence College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Providence College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,165 5,086 11,251
Accepted 3,103 2,694 5,797
Acceptance Rate 50% 53% 52%
Enrolled 564 500 1,064
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Providence College and what considerations affect 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.