Class of 2012 Profile
Total number of degrees awarded: 1192
Undergraduate degrees awarded with Honors: 260
Summa Cum Laude: 44
Magna Cum Laude: 88
Cum Laude: 128
Five most popular undergraduate day school majors (in order):
Graduating seniors who spent time studying abroad: 250
Graduating seniors who participated in internships: 70%
Graduating seniors who engaged in student government and leadership positions: 422
(This includes: Orientation Leaders, Club/Organization Officers, Representatives for College Standing Committees, Admission Ambassadors, Academic Tutors, Athletics, and Residence Life)
Graduating seniors in the Liberal Arts Honors Program: 131
Graduates named to honor societies: 241
Michael Andrew Wahl ’12 (West Warwick, R.I.) and Emma Wright ’12 (Lake Hill, N.Y.) attained “Highest Academic Rank” in the class. Each student received straight A’s for a 4.0 grade point average throughout their academic careers at PC. Wahl is a double major - mathematics and theology -and Wright is a history major.
There are 80 students in the Class of 2012, who share a PC legacy with at least one parent. Nineteen of these students have both parents as PC alums.
Nine students will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the US Army through the College’s Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) during Commencement Weekend 2012. Two are graduating with distinguished military honors.
Hiring is up 10.2% from last year for new college graduates in all regions, according to the results of the NACE Job Outlook 2012 Spring Update. The initial projection from employers for the class of 2012 was 9.5%, so this is the second consecutive year in which hiring expectations have been adjusted upward. The Class of 2012 data thus far shows that 30% of graduating seniors have already accepted offers for full time employment and another 22% have enrolled in graduate school.
30% of the Class of 2012 is already employed. The list of employers who have successfully recruited this year’s Providence College graduates is impressive. Employers include: Amica, AT&T, Barclays, Deloitte, The Walt Disney Company, EMC, Ernst and Young, Fidelity, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RBS Citizens Bank, and TJX Companies.
American Cancer Society, Archdiocese of Boston, Children’s Hospital Boston, City Year, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Southside Community Land Trust, Teach for America, University of Montana, and Working Boys Center.
Nineteen members of the Class of 2012 have been accepted for post-graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and physician assistant’s programs at the following schools: Fairfield University, Wagner College Second Degree Nursing Program, Pace University, Simmons School of Health Sciences Program, New England College of Optometry, Seton Hall University, New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, St. Joseph’s College, Quinnipiac University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Medical College of Virginia, University of Connecticut of School of Dental Medicine, New York Medical College, and Boston University School of Medicine.
22% of the Class of 2012 will continue post graduate studies in business, law, research, and a host of other professional and academic fields at colleges and universities across the nation including Brown University, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard Graduate Program, Notre Dame Law School, New York University, Tufts University, University of Michigan, Villanova University, and Wake Forest University.