Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1148
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $42,385
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,225
  • University Selectivity
    60%
  • University Yield
    18%
  • Job Offers
    30%
  • Average Salary
    $50,750
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1932
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1 Cunningham Square
115 Koffler Hall
Providence, Rhode Island 02918, United States
Website
405x225

School of Business

Combining an experiential, 21st century business education with liberal arts in the Catholic and Dominican tradition, the Providence College School of Business develops students capable of self-reflection, integrative thinking, and ethics in the service of business and society. The College’s close-knit community focuses on student success, and an engaged faculty fosters innovative practices in business education. Located in the vibrant city of Providence, Rhode Island, the campus is within close proximity of organizations that provide opportunities for internships, networking, and career-oriented connections.

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Our business school is constantly applying classroom materials to outside experiences. The student is always aware of how the material being learned will be useful in their career in their industry of interest.

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About Providence College

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
60% Providence College 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. Application essay
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
9660% 9,660
60% 60
18% 18
60% School Selectivity
18% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
0% 0.0
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required?
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses?
  • How freshmen are admitted
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 19%
Top Industry
  • Other 11%
  • Real Estate 7%
  • Media/Entertainment 1%
PricewaterhouseCoopers 10
Top Employer
  • Ernst & Young 4
  • JP Morgan 3
  • EMC 2
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
30% 30
62% 61.74527272727272
30% Receive Offers
26% 26
59% 59.252482758620694
26% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
97% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
1% 1
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
58% 58
$55,886.00
40K 70K
General Management
0% 0
Data not provided
Human Resources
8% 8
$36,500.00
37K 37K
Management Information Systems
1% 1
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
24% 24
$43,500.00
35K 53K
Operations/Production
3% 3
Data not provided
Other
5% 5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
32% 32
$54,000.00
52K 57K
Consumer Products/Retail
10% 10
Data not provided
Consulting
1% 1
Data not provided
Financial Services
19% 19
$59,400.00
40K 70K
Government/Education
1% 1
$32,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
7% 7
$46,400.00
40K 53K
Sports/Leisure
3% 3
Data not provided
Technology/Science
11% 11
Data not provided
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
3% 3
Data not provided
Other
11% 11
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
89% 89
$50,200.00
32K 70K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. South
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Merrill Lynch 5
  • ParsonsKellog 4
  • Liberty Mutual 4
  • Kraft Sports Group 4
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 31
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 103
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 410
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Mock interview, LinkedIn Labs, Alumni connections, networking opportunities, employer site visits, career fairs, job shadows, resume, cover letter, interview prep, dining etiquette, self-assessment tools, career panels, career advising, assistance with major selection and graduate school application.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$56,895
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,385
  • Fees $860
  • Expenses $13,650
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$56,895
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,385
  • Fees $860
  • Expenses $13,650
67% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 6% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 61%
  • Merit 38%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.providence.edu/financial-aid
Scholarships
$15,544,940
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$16,866,658
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
27% 25
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
26% 15
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
25% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
75% 21 to 50 students
15 Average number of students in non-business required electives
16 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • BS Accountancy
  • BS Finance
  • BS Management
  • BS Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
56% 56
64% 64
Prominent Faculty
  • M. Cary Collins, Ph.D

    Finance

  • Christine Earley, Ph.D

    Accounting

  • David McIntyre, Ph.D

    Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Providence College offers work-study opportunities across campus for undergraduate students, and there are some select funded or paid internship programs available for students to apply through the college's Career Education Center.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Providence College offers the opportunity for students to study for a semester or year- fall, spring and summer. Business students can choose from 46 programs in 21 different countries to study abroad. Opportunities exist in these programs for studenst to take courses, participate in an internship, engage in language studies and volunteer with local organizations.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Providence College offers students the opportunity to participate in over 100 active clubs and organizations, many of which are focused on community service. In addition, the School of Business and business student organizations offer activities that directly impact change on campus in our comunity. In addition, many business students are involved in tutoring and mentoring children in the K-12 schools, participating in serice trips and volunteering in local hospitals.

Students

7% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 14% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1260 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
79% 79
Not Reported
9% 9
Hispanic
6% 6
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
0%
1%
91%
1%
2%
3%
Student Citizenship
18 Average age of full-time students
91% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
0%
0%

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 9,768
Alumni Donations
$2,674 Average Gift $43,316 Largest Gift

Anonymous

Most Prominent Alumni