Providence College facts for kids
|Latin: Collegii Providentiensis|
Motto in English
|Endowment||$238.5 million (2018)|
|President||Brian Shanley, O.P.|
|310 full-time ordinary
28 Dominican Friars and Sisters
|Campus||Urban; 105 acres (.425 km2)|
|Colors||Black and White
|Athletics||NCAA Division I – Big East, Hockey East|
Providence College (Providence or PC) is a private Roman Catholic university in Providence, Rhode Island. With a 2012–2013 enrollment of 3,852 undergraduate students and 735 graduate students, the college specializes in academic programs in the liberal arts. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.
Founded in 1917, the college offers 49 majors and 34 minors and, beginning with the class of 2016, requires all its students to complete 16 credits in the Development of Western Civilization, which serves as a major part of the college's core curriculum (down from 20 credits previously). Fr. Brian Shanley has been the school's president since 2005.
In athletics, Providence College competes in the NCAA's Division I and is a founding member of the original Big East Conference and Hockey East. In December 2012, the college announced it and six other Catholic colleges would leave the original Big East Conference (which became the American Athletic Conference) to form a new basketball-centric Big East Conference.
The athletics teams of the university are called the Friars. They have 19 varsity teams and they compete in the Big East Conference.
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Syracuse vs. Providence men's basketball game at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
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