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| If you like to drink every night of the week, go to PC. The bar scene is small and decent, but by the time you turn 21, it gets pretty boring. However, downtown providence is an awesome place to party, hang out, see live music etc. House parties are pretty sick for a school that has no frats whatsover. The off-campus scene is really good, but I have heard that lately the fascist and racist Providence Police have been cracking heads around PC. Do your best to steer clear of these lunatics. Basically everyone that goes to this school is rich, white, conservative, Catholic and from the greater Boston area. The students are also very cliquish and REALLY preppy. However, if you acutally go out and meet people there are a good number of excellent people at PC. If you are looking for diversity it is not here. The work load is pretty light, I knew kids that graduated from PC in four years that would have never graduated from other schools given 6-7 years. I was a political science major which was somewhat difficult compared to most other majors. The faculty in the Polisci dept. were for the most part, awesome people and great professors; all really down to earth. I cannot say the same for other departments. The adminstration has no idea what the students want, yet the students have no way of petitioning the admin., leaving a sort of gridlock in that regard. The admin is VERY catholic and it shows in th fact that pareitals still exist, meaning that men cannot be a ladies dorm after 2:00 AM. This will probably never change, so as a result, many move off campus. IMO, if want a degree from what is condisered to be a prestigous school (on par with Holy Cross and Villanova) and do very little work and have a good time, go to PC. |
|Apr 03 2003|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Please think again before attending Providence College--unless you are self absorbed snooty catholic this probably isn't the best school for you. They push the catholic views on their students first through the two years of Developement of Western Civilization and then again in the two required religion courses, and don't even think about learning about other religions, they only teach about Catholicism! The campus may seem nice on a first walk through, but completely unsafe. Campus safety does not respond to calls prompty, and the administration attempts to cover up any "accidents" or rapes on campus to keep students from being "afraid." I attended Providence because I received multiple scholarships from them, probably the one good things about the school, but it wasn't worth it. I lived on the lower campus in Dore Hall which was falling apart, the bathrooms were hidious and the dorm rooms unacceptable. Please think long and hard before attending, I transferred and am really very happy being at a school that is much more accepting and open to different people and ideas. |
|Dec 04 2002|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2005 |
| Within my major and minor the professors are very, very good. They talk on my level and encourage abstract thinking. Unfortunately, many of the good professors bond with the students about the downfalls of the college. |
In general, the professors outside my major/minor are good too. The difference is that you are exposed to more Dominicans, who can refuse to see points of view different from the Catholic religion.
Within the Honors Program, the professors try quite hard to encourage students to learn for the sake of knowledge itself. A general sense of satisfaction with the college exists here.
The administration is the worst aspect of the school. They do not seem to understand what is going on in the school itself and instead approach everything from an outsider's point of view. Also under "administration" are the rules of the college. There is too much "red tape" to go through to accomplish anything, and the strict Catholic mission statement limits what students can be exposed to greatly.
The students are very wealthy and seem to be at school because it is simply the thing to do after high school. Very few enjoy learning and many make me question what the admission standards really are. Too many are closed minded. Too few are aware about the happenings in the "real world" and as a result are not actively involved in many things on campus. Many complain about situations on campus, for example diversity, but refuse to do anything to change the problems. They expect other people to pamper them and take care of all their needs. PC students are white, rich, lazy, and do the bare minimum to get by. This lack of motivation often discourages good class discussions.
The city of Providence is usually not taken advantage of by students, but it does exist and does offer many opportunities for entertainment. For example: museums, theaters, dancing, bars, movies, malls, IMAX, many restaraunts, ice skating.This is a division 1 school for athletics. This means athletes are frequently given special treatment, which is something I was not prepared for.
|Nov 24 2002|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2004 |