If you do not like drinking out of your mind, then don't go here. Granted, Drinking is huge at every college, but it is really central to "Party College" (PC). I am very happy to be leaving this place, partly because of the hammered student body, but also the curriculum.
Don't get me wrong, the Curriculum is outstanding, Professors are great, and the quality of the education is pretty good. Civ is not that bad, but it really depends on the "team." Some are easy, and some treat freshman like juniors. Very positive experience with academics. However, the curriculum is very Western, and for some with an interest in foreign affairs, that is not very good. That is my main problem, and I am getting out to focus on a career.
It is also humorous to have a professor bash the administration and claim how much better other places are. I took his advice, and are getting out.
As for the students, while the campus is mostly conservative, there are several "liberal" cliques. Some can be nice, and others can be odd. It is sad that there is racism here, and nasty jokes. It is supposed to be a religious school, but some don't get that. Some students are just annoying. When people get drunk, stupid things happen, and fines within the Male dorms are very common. There are some nice people, and that's all I will say about the student body. Did I mention they think drinking is one of the things they love?
Athletics. Providence is Division 1. No football, no baseball. There is Hockey, Basketball, Track, Lacrosse, Tennis, and some others. Hockey is fun, and I enjoyed it. Basketball and me do not mesh well, as I don't like it. To have a coach paid 1 million dollars to lose in the Big East is annoying. Not to mention some people "Storming the Court" for just a "ranked team." Embarrassing.
College is what you make of it. Unfortunately, this is not the place for me. Fortunately, I can get out of here, and applying to more prestigious and well REPUTED schools like Boston College, Holy Cross, and Fordham.
Now some people who love Providence so much, (No clue why) will probably complain because nothing possibly can go wrong at their beloved little College. Newsflash, some things about Providence are not that great, and some people enjoy different things!
It's a average College in my eyes, but the education is worth the price. The other parts, not so much!