University of Providence
Great Falls, Montana
The University of Providence community is on a search for truth. Its Catholic history has informed a mission to find meaning in life and purpose in action.
Across more than 60 areas of study, students learn to be skilled professionals by way of their adaptive curriculum, learning to be both competent and compassionate leaders for an ever-changing world. University of Providence may be small in size, but it is big in heart, as it serves students of all faiths to make a positive impact. With a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum, those who study at the University are challenged to think from multiple perspectives and innovate for the good of society.
Get to know University of Providence
CORPS OF DISCOVERY
The first-year experience at University of Providence is sure to show new freshmen exactly what it means to be a part of their tight-knit community. The Corps of Discovery course brings small groups of peers together to meet as they build life skills and learn about the resources available to them on campus. And, beyond the classroom, they get the tremendous opportunity to follow their seminar leader on exciting trips out in the Montana wilderness. Skiing, hiking, rafting, and more—the Corps of Discovery exposes students to the natural world and immerses them in character- and friendship-building experiences.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 2%
White, non-Hispanic: 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 2%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 6%
LUMEN DE LUMINE
Lumen de Lumine, or “light from light,” is University of Providence’s Core Curriculum. More than a standard group of required courses, this curriculum is modeled around meaningful learning objectives from which every student benefits: Service-Learning, Global Awareness, Sustainability & Stewardship, Writing, and Communication. A grasp on these skills and experiences is the foundation of a proficient leader, and it is through Lumen de Lumine that every University of Providence student learns to make ethical, caring, and knowledgeable decisions.
“Our objective would not be that our students know the light. Our objective would be that our students be the light based on what they know. When you bundle learning together, education is the light that opens the mind.” – Fr. Oliver Doyle
PROVIDENCE FORMATION PROGRAM
The Providence Formation Program is just one of the ways in which the University exemplifies its commitment to the common good. In pursuit of service, community, and spiritual growth, members of the program live out God’s calling, assisting the greater Great Falls neighborhood with aid to people with disabilities, children in local elementary schools, and others in need. Students who join this community of service-learning are bound to form lifelong friendships, all while performing acts of kindness that make lifelong impacts.
Great Falls, Montana, between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park.
Member of the Frontier and Cascade Conferences and part of NAIA Region I
Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country & Track, Golf, Lacrosse, Rodeo, Soccer, Wrestling
Women’s Sports: Basketball, Spirit Squad, Cross Country & Track, Golf, Rodeo, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
THE ARGO ADVANTAGE
University of Providence wants to ensure that students enter the postgraduate world with confidence and stability, and one of the ways in which they may find peace of mind is by graduating with as little student debt as possible. With the Argo Advantage, students who attend the University may rest assured that their school has their back. University of Providence offers a four-year graduation guarantee, helping students declare a major and plan their course schedules in a way that enables them to finish their degree without paying for more semesters than anticipated. And if they don’t finish in four years, they are able to take their remaining courses toward their degree at no extra charge. What’s more, the University offers a Loan Repayment Assistance Program to any student who graduates with an income below $40,000. Thanks to the Argo Advantage, University of Providence students know that their degree will never be a burden, only a benefit.
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $9,200