Salve Regina is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Newport, Rhode Island in the Providence Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,975 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Salve Regina acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 68% of students, Salve Regina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management39 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration39 Graduates
Elementary Education18 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
Salve Regina University Reviews
I absolutely love Salve Regina University! Their social work program is absolutely amazing. The professors care about you and will do anything to help you succeed. They were founded by the Sisters of Mercy and the act of mercy on others is embedded into the curriculum, in which I find very valuable.
My son toured over 21 college campuses and applied to 12. He got into to several colleges but chose Salve. He liked the smaller campus feel and absolutely loved the campus on the ocean filled with mansions. The main academic building (O'Hare) was recently renovated (I believe the upgrades were $26 million) including state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms. He loves the school and the key is to get involved with sports, clubs, volunteering, study groups, and social activities in the dorm. If you are looking for a large college or big time Division I sports, this is probably not your school. However, if you are looking for a solid school that is on the smaller side with a beautiful campus located in a resort town and personalized attention from professors then you should check out Salve Regina. We were overjoyed when our son said "I have no doubt this was the best choice for me and I love this place".
Salve Regina is a great school equipped with many opportunities for success. I really enjoy its small, tight-knit community. That way you can get to know your classmates as well as your professors. The campus is beautiful, with its mansions that you can live in, as well as easy access to the cliff walk (it's part of our campus :) ). The areas that are lacking at Salve are definitely diversity and food. Salve is a predominately white school and it definitely needs to step up its diversity. Salve only has one main dining hall, many times there are not enough options and there is little variety, especially on the weekends. The dining hall participates in events like Mardi Gras where the food is delicious, so they are capable of cooking good food, but they do not do so everyday. However, Salve has been working to improve both of these categories, and in the two years I have been there I have definitely noticed some improvement.