|Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Male||This person cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.|
University Resource Use D
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Surrounding City A+
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||B+ ||Faculty Accessibility||B |
|Useful Schoolwork||B- ||Excess Competition||C+ |
|Academic Success||B+ ||Creativity/Innovation||B |
|Individual Value||B+ ||University Resource Use||D |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||B ||Friendliness||B+ |
|Campus Maintenance||C ||Social Life||C+ |
|Surrounding City||A+ ||Extra Curriculars||D |
College is perhaps the most conservative Catholic university in the
United States. This was underplayed in the printed admissions
materials, website and during orientation and campus tours. Heaven
help you if you go to PC and are not
Catholic; not SUB-WUMC (suburban-white-upper-middle-class); not from the Northeast; are lesbian,
gay or bi; or consider yourself a left-wing liberal. PC is making some strides to diversify itself but they
have gone about it in the wrong manner. Most
minorities on scholorship are African-Americans and there seems to be
a total absence of Latin-Americans, Asians, Middle-Easterners and African-Africans.
I myself am a protestant male and encountered strong prejudice
among some PC females about dating a non-catholic. Homosexuality
is strongly condemned by the social atmosphere and gay slurs
are part of the vernacular of most PC students.
Unfortunately there is also real socio-economic racism at PC, something
I had not encountered at my midwest public high school.
My best advice for the prospective student: if
you are catholic,conservative, white, and considered yourself cool in high
school you will fit in fine at PC, otherwise you
might feel outside of the social scene.
The academics are
about average for catholic schools. The course offerings in
the humanities deal primarily with western civilization. The DWC
program is underappreciated but does provide all PC students with
an above average liberal arts education (although it is entirely
western). PC has strong connections with many large businesses
in the northeast and most students find employment in one
of them after graduation. I found the majority of
PC students were going to college to land the fortune-500
career and return to the suburbs from whence the came.
Finally, PC is one of the smallest major conference
Division 1 schools in the country. Sports are important
to the alumni, administration and atheletes. Most students were
indifferent to the success of the teams so long as
was an after-hours party. Athletes received academic,
social and disciplinary privilages. In my opinion, the PC
athletic department was an unnecessary financial and academic burden on
the college, but then again, I was not an athlete.
I would give Providence College a C overall and
be skeptical about hiring certain PC grads in the future.