is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island, the state's capital
city. Providence College is known for its programs in the liberal arts and
sciences. The college was founded in 1917 and
operates under the supervision of the Dominican Order of monks.The Providence College campus is located about two miles (3.3 km) northwest of downtown Providence near River Avenue.The school's men's and women's sports teams are called the Friars
. All teams participate in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big East
Conference, except for the hockey program, which competes in Hockey East.