Providence College

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Providence College

Providence College was founded in 1917. It is a private Catholic University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 

University History

In 1917 Providence College was founded as all-male school by the Diocese of Providence and the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. From 1947 to 1961 Robert J. Slavin, O.P. served as president and in 1985 John F. Cunningham served as a president.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Providence College offers 4 schools on campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 4 schools of Providence College are-

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • School of Professional Studies

University Achievements/ USP

Providence College is ranked #1 in regional universities north by U.S. News & World Report. The college is ranked #229 by Times Higher Education. It is ranked #329 by Forbes. Providence College is known for its teachings and wide variety of courses.

University Notable Alumni

Providence College’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. The university has an extensive alumni network. Some of the alumni members are-

  • Former United States Senator from Connecticut, Chris Dodd
  • Biomedical researcher and discoverer of HIV, Robert Gallo 
  • Six-term Mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley 
  • Actor and comedian, John O'Hurley 
  • Stand-up comedian, Janeane Garofalo
  • Former U.S. Representative, Patrick J. Kennedy 
  • Lenny Wilkens, Basketball Player
  • John Thompson, a Basketball player

University infrastructure & services


Providence College is spread across 105 acres of land in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The campus is situated in a residential urban neighborhood. There are three main gates to campus, at Cunningham Square and on Huxley Avenue to the upper campus, and at the southeast corner of the lower campus, along Eaton Street. The campus is home to nineteen academic and administrative buildings, nine dormitories, five apartment complexes, three residences, four athletic buildings, a power plant, a physical plant, and a security office gatehouse. There are four athletic fields, a swimming pool, a tennis court complex, and several parking areas.


The library at Providence College is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at Providence College. The libraries on campus have a vast collection of books, e-journals, e-books etc. University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to students. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs                                              

Housing services-

On-campus: Providence College housing and Residence Life offers halls where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. The Providence College’s residences in the form of dormitories offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. There are nine dormitories available for student’s housing. The University’s housing is perfect for comfortable housing. Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, facilities and availability. Through University’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in University’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum

Off-campus- Providence College assists students in finding off-campus housing near University’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty, and staff nearby the university. The rental accommodation near the university includes Apartments, Suites, and sharing rooms.

Medical services-

Providence College provides medical services in each of its health centers to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team that responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response, and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated to their work and provide high-quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

Providence College offers a wide variety of students’ clubs and organizations which provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs are-

  • Basketball club
  • Ice Hockey Club
  • Athletic Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Skating Club
  • Philosophy Club

There are many other options also available to engross yourself on campus.

University location

1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918, United States

 Top Landmarks-

  • Brown University
  • Stephen Hopkins House
  • Rhode Island Children's Museum
  • Providence Athenaeum
  • Stroll through Swan Point Cemetery
  • John Brown House
  • Governor Henry Lippitt House
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Providence College offers Undergraduate programs and Postgraduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accountancy
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Innovation
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Dance
  • Computer Science
  • Economics

Student Support-

 The Centre for Global Education at Providence College provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops, and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring, and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides ongoing orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full-time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individuals will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program has multiple categories in which foreign nationals may come to the United States to engage in research collaboration, instruction, and lecturing. The university offers three categories of Exchange Visitors: Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-Term Scholar.

  • Professor: A foreign national whose primary purpose is teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at post-secondary accredited academic institutions, museums, libraries, or similar types of institutions. A professor also may conduct research where authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Research Scholar: A foreign national whose primary purpose is conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at research institutions, corporate research facilities, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. A research scholar also may teach or lecture were authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Short-Term Scholar: A foreign national who is a professor, research scholar, or person with similar education or accomplishments who enters the United States for a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. (Minimum: N/A; Maximum: 6 Months)
  • After you have been accepted to study at the university, you will receive a Form I-20 document in your admission package with your official admission letter and can begin the student visa application process.

How to apply for your F-1 visa-

  • Verify your information – Form I-20
  • A passport must match your name and date of birth (DOB)
  • Program dates match the length of the program you've selected
  • Immediately contact the university if any of your information is incorrect
  • Complete the online visa application – Form DS-160
  • Complete the online visa application
  • Print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must meet photograph requirements
  • Schedule an interview - at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. embassy or consulate, but it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your permanent residence. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category. Apply for your visa as early as possible.
  • Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for your visa interview. The fee must be paid online.

Gather required documentation

  • Passport
  • Form I-20
  • Non-immigrant visa application
  • Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt
  • Attend your visa interview – be sure to take your required documents (and all documents your local U.S. consulate requires) to your visa interview.

Canadian citizens do NOT need to go to the U.S. consulate to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.

International Student Contact-

Office- Center for Global Education, Harkins Hall, Room 215
Phone: 401.865.2114

E-mail- [email protected]

Student life

Student society-

Providence College’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved on campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at Providence College put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Providence College offers a wide variety of student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

sports and fitness-

Providence College provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty, and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. The university offers a wellness center, club sports, fitness rooms, aerobics rooms etc.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at Providence College are to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to helping students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at Providence College is available. The university can accommodate a large number of students. University also assists students in finding nearby accommodations hassle-free.

Food & drink-

Providence College provides a dining hall on campus.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available nearby on campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near Providence College to have fun and to spend holidays and weekends. Some of the places are-

  • Brown University
  • Stephen Hopkins House
  • Rhode Island Children's Museum
  • Providence Athenaeum
  • Stroll through Swan Point Cemetery
  • John Brown House
  • Governor Henry Lippitt House
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

There are many other options also available to have fun and enjoy on weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Career Center at Providence College provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

Providence College keeps safety at a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed to providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at Providence College are-

  • Anthropology
  • Art 
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biology
  • Business Innovation
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Dance
  • Economics

Campus Recruitment


The Placement Office at Providence College has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events to provide jobs to students. Students are also allowed to do part-time jobs on campus while studying.

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Providence College Programs

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Providence College Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Providence College in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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Providence College Deadlines

Bachelors: January

Masters: January, April, and September

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements

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