The Class of 2027 make history as largest class


PROVIDENCE — The Class of 2027 made history with its arrival at Providence College on Thursday, August 24, 2023. Its 1,200 members — the largest class in college history — include the first students who will study nursing and health sciences. Land has been cleared for the new Ben Mondor Center for Nursing and Health Sciences and construction is about to begin.

Students come from 30 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 13 countries — Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Ecuador, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and the Bahamas.

There are 680 women and 527 men. Fifteen percent are first-generation college students, the highest percentage in six years. There are 119 students in the Honors Program and 109 student-athletes. Sixteen percent of the students have not decided on a major. Among those who have, the most popular are finance, marketing, biology, management, and psychology, along with nursing, with 59 students, and health sciences, with 52.