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In these unprecedented times, when the coronavirus pandemic drives people around the world to connect in digital spaces, Virtual Salve is a gathering place for the Salve Regina community to find resources that support and celebrate the University’s ongoing work. This virtual experience provides a platform where the collaboration that defines our community can continue to shine in a digital format. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
From Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,700 undergrad and grad students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina our tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams.

Salve Regina University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,646/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,599/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

The Liberal Arts

At Salve Regina University, students take on a liberal arts core curriculum that challenges them to think critically and adapt to disciplines alongside their chosen program. Combined with the hands-on learning offered in their major, Salve Regina graduates are uniquely qualified to lead their chosen career. Across all programs, 98% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,957Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
64
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Very friendly
    48%
  • Preppy
    23%
  • Most are friendly
    13%
  • Stuck up
    10%
  • Intelligent
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Gorgeous
    31%
  • Small
    23%
  • Community
    15%
  • Charming
    10%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Homey
    5%
  • Boring
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $53,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    78%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    87%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

    Salve Regina University Reviews

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    Choosing Salve Regina was one of the best/easiest decisions I've ever made. It has definitely turned into much more than a school for me; it's become a home away from home. Everyone on campus is super welcoming, the professors are very accommodating and able to answer any questions I have, and the community has turned into one big family for me. I've already made life-long friendships, and, being such a small campus, I was able to develop close relationships with my professors starting freshman year. There are tons of helpful resources available to students all over campus, which help with anything from homesickness to getting a little extra help in Bio-101. I am forever grateful for what Salve has done for me so far and recommend anyone interested in the school to reach out admissions! They are extremely helpful and are there to answer any questions you have!
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    Choosing to attend Salve Regina University has been one of the best decisions that I've made! I love every aspect about Salve - from the academics to the extra-curricular activities, Salve is an all around great place to be. All of the professors are wonderful and put 100% effort into what they do. The small class sizes are really nice and have allowed me to develop relationships with all of my professors. Salve also has so many events that they put on for students. They host weekly events such as trivia nights, food trucks, movie nights, as well as bigger events, such as a carnival, comedy show, and a concert. Not only is Salve's campus beautiful but if you choose to attend Salve, you also get to enjoy the beautiful city of Newport and all that it has to offer! I would definitely recommend spending your college years at Salve Regina University!
    Salve is an incredible institution with a lot of potential. I came to Salve because of this feeling of community that you get while you're on campus, it's truly infectious. Though Salve is a great school, it has a long way to go. Salve has areas where it excels, like the extensive technology that is provided for our nursing students. But it is also behind in areas like diversity, both racial and other areas of diversity. Salve is a place where you can easily be involved in everything, which makes it that much better if your the kind of student that wants a college experience that combines academics and extracurriculars. If you want to be a big fish in a small pond, with an incredible view and a beach a block away, Salve is the place for you!