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Applying to Providence College

The Undergraduate admission review process is holistic, starting with your high school transcript and also considering your involvement, activities, writing samples, and recommendations.

​For the Class of 2018, nearly 9,000 students applied for approximately 980 spaces, making the admission process highly selective. While most of these applicants were qualified academically, our class size limitations prevented us from offering admission to every student who may have fit our typical freshman profile.

Despite Providence College's increasing selectivity, we continue to provide a personalized  review for each and every student who applies for admission.  We strive to select those students who are the best match for PC from many different perspectives.  We work diligently to create an overall incoming class that will perpetuate the vibrancy and academic excellence that exists here.

In order to do so, each professional admission counselor spends a significant amount of time reading applications from his/her designated geographic territories, weighing both the objective and subjective factors when making decisions.
 

Providence College is a member of the Common Application group.

The Common Application allows undergraduate students to complete only one application and apply to Providence College and any of the more than 500 colleges and universities who also use the Common Application.
 

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Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may apply to Providence College online via the Common Application website.

Graduate Students

Graduate students should visit the Graduate Students How to Apply page for program specific applications and requirements.

Continuing Education​

School of Continuing Education students should visit the SCE Getting Started page for program specific applications and requirements.

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity