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 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.
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Providence SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT47%
|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||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. 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|
|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%|
Providence ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT20%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|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.
|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%|
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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Providence will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||20%||20%|
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
47% of students submit their SAT scores to Providence. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.