Since its founding by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence as an all-male school in 1917, through a transformative expansion in the mid-twentieth-century, to serving today’s student body of just over 4,500, Providence College in Rhode Island’s capital city has been a consistent force in education. Currently administered by the Dominican Friars, it emphasizes Catholic values and the importance of history: every curricula requires a number of core credits in the development of Western Civilization. Its range of nearly fifty undergraduate programs includes majors in Italian, community service studies, theology, applied physics and even a 3+4 optometry track. Students here can get involved outside the classroom in figure skating, the science fiction club, or any of several honors fraternities and sororities, among many more on-campus organizations. And a dedicated staff is always ready to help; PC provides full-service academic and personal counseling and regularly hosts job fairs via its exciting Career Education Center. Providence College—found in a small state, but always big on opportunity!