College Freshman 2013-11-19T18:58:17Z
No variety and bad quality
College Freshman 2013-11-19T18:57:16Z
I like going out with my friends
College Freshman 2013-11-19T18:56:32Z
I love the location of my dorm
College Freshman 2013-11-19T18:55:44Z
This school is very expensive so I always need more
College Freshman 2013-11-19T18:54:59Z
not very diverse racially
College Freshman 2013-11-19T18:53:50Z
I prefer using my personal computer/printer
College Sophomore 2013-10-23T20:20:08Z
The best things about Providence College are those that so many students fail to take advantage of. Providence College has a lot of incredible aspects - the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, the location (Providence is a fantastic city), the service opportunities through Feinstein and campus ministry, the fabulous staff members. However, for every good thing about PC, there are four or five "bad" things. Almost the entire campus takes part in the active drinking culture of the school; it is within walking distance of at least three bars that accept fake IDs, and within taxi or public transportation distance of many more. People often go out three to four times a week or more. Additionally, PC is not known for its diversity. Coming from an incredibly diverse high school, I was extremely disappointed to find so little derivation in the student population - the students are almost entirely white, upper or upper-middle class, Catholic New Englanders. One of the school's most popular events, which takes place adjacent to the school at various off-campus student houses, caters specifically to this "preppy" population - the Golf Party is an all-day rager in which students don their preppiest clothes (lots of Lilly Pulitzer and Ralph Lauren) and go from house to house drinking copious amounts of alcohol. When the party ends at around 3pm, most people return to their dorms, sleep for a few hours, and then start pregaming for their evening activities. This is not a unique situation - day parties happen regularly in the spring and fall, and only on Tuesday and Sunday is it difficult to find some kind of party or alcohol-related event either on or directly off-campus. I would not recommend PC to someone looking to get a well-rounded education in an intellectually stimulating community.
College Junior 2013-10-17T19:18:09Z
There are several excellent off-campus dining options near Providence College. Thayer Street by Brown University is only a 5 minute car ride and has tons of restaurants.
College Senior 2013-10-02T00:37:58Z
It's typical New England weather at its finest. For example, this fall we've had recordbreaking heat and humidity, then a cold spell where everyone was wearing scarves and boots, and then its spiked back up to 75 this week. It snows pretty regularly in the winter, as it does in New England. But the fall and spring are absolutely gorgeous and the campus really comes alive!
College Senior 2013-10-02T00:33:30Z
I love the city of Providence. There's tons to do around the city and it is easy to get around because the RIPTA buses are free for us to ride with our student ID's, which is definitely a perk. The city is gorgeous, with tons of diverse restaurants and shops. Since coming here I have decided I want to continue living in Providence!
College Freshman 2013-09-27T01:40:36Z
PC has plenty of computers and computer labs, and printing is very easy, but the wifi network can be very unreliable. Many times I've sat at my laptop in frustration because of a poor wireless connection.
College Freshman 2013-09-27T01:38:30Z
There is very little diversity here at Providence College, and I mean that in every way possible. The VAST majority of students here are rich white kids from the northeastern United States. If you want a diverse campus, Providence may not be the place for you.
College Freshman 2013-09-27T01:33:47Z
Providence already has excellent academics and they are only improving with time. A new building for the business school is in the works, and a humanities building just went up. If Providence has the major you're looking for, then you'll certainly receive an excellent education in that major.
College Sophomore 2013-08-12T21:21:41Z
Providence is a good-sized city that has a lot to do (concerts, shopping, dining, etc.) but is not overwhelmingly large or extremely unsafe.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-30T19:17:53Z
Honestly, If it wasn't for PC and their scholarship options I wouldn't have been able to attend college. Of course nothing is as easy as you think it would be. I had to still work hard and apply for those scholarships, but since I was determined as ever it wasn't impossible. The financial aid process went smoothly for me, no hassle whatsoever. I just reccommend you stay on top of everything. ^__^ Other than that it was smooth sailing and college degree from there!
College Junior 2013-07-26T14:01:18Z
Its New England so be prepared for New England weather such as it snowing one day and the next day its 70*s. Our school tends to tell us way later than most when school is cancelled because we tend to go hard and drink.
College Junior 2013-07-26T13:58:12Z
The computer labs are good because were ever you live there will be a "computer lab" near you with a working printer. The problem is the wifi printer connection sucks and the amount they give you to print sucks as well.
College Junior 2013-07-26T13:54:36Z
There are singled sex dorms for traditional housing which is ok in the sense that you can be more comfortable without the fear a guy might come through. We do have visiting hours for the opposite sex, 12 am on weekdays and 2 am on weekends. The dorms are pretty nice and well kept for the most part.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T15:02:45Z
It's okay. Res Life can be annoying at times. Usually people get their first choice.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T14:58:49Z
There are a ton of varieties you can choose from. Many restaraunts surround the area. There's Federal Hill, Thayer Street, Providence Place Mall etc
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T14:46:26Z
It's whatever, they're only strict when it comes to peritals and during Civ Scream, security yelled a lot but that's about it. If you get transported you pay a fine and have to attend counseling at school. I believe the fine is 1,000. It could be more. It's easy to get away with drinking and drugs in the dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-07-09T00:16:10Z
The weather is not great, but it does not really affect my experience at the school. It usually rains once a week. It gives me an excuse to wear my rain jacket, which I look snazzy in by the way.
College Sophomore 2013-07-07T00:03:07Z
As someone that has spent more time than most in the city, I can attest that the public transportation that PC makes available to its students is extremely useful. While the Ripta is more often than not a few minutes late, the buses to and from basketball games as well as the buses provided for any other school events are very convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-07-06T23:59:55Z
Guys & Girls:
The student body as a whole is extremely friendly and outgoing, although it is definitely true that the majority of students dress similarly. Girls are often very outgoing and hardworking while, at the same time, maintaining their gorgeous appearances. Guys are usually athletic, many falling under the labels of jocks and bros, however they can also be very intelligent and likable (they're not mutually exclusive!).
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T19:43:50Z
The dining halls are good. However, the food can get somewhat repetitive.
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