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About two miles from downtown Providence, the private Catholic university, Providence College, is located on 105 acres in an area known as Smith Hill. Providence College was founded in 1917 and is a top-rated, selective university with 49 majors and 34 minors.
The Providence Friars participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Big East Conference. There are 19 varsity teams, including basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. The basketball team plays at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The school colors are black, white, and silver.
When you choose an apartment in the Providence College area, you’ll have easy access to downtown Providence, while Boston is less than an hour to the northeast. The area is rich with history; in fact, Providence was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams and was one of the original 13 colonies. The city is very pedestrian-friendly and is home to many theaters, museums, restaurants, pubs, and shops. In addition to Smith Hill, great neighborhoods near Providence College include Elmhurst, Wanskuck, Olneyville, and Mount Pleasant.