Yes, Brown University is in Providence, but so is Providence College. Here are my findings after a recent visit: Date of visit January 2018 Reviewer Eric Stutman, Top Choice College Consulting School visited Providence College, Providence, RI Vital stats 4,000 undergrads, 47% male, 12:1 student:faculty ratio. Only 15% from Rhode Island. 52% from rest of New England states. Private, urban, founded in 1917. ??% of students from outside Rhode Island. 91% freshman retention rate. 85% 6-year graduation rate. 57% acceptance rate. US News ranked #1 in regional universities north. Cost of attendance: $65,000. 19% get merit aid. Getting there Providence has an airport about 20 minutes drive from PC.