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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  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
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Salve 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 2,087 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Salve acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 71% of students, Salve alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,400.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,997/ 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
$20,902/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,087Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
93
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Very friendly
    41%
  • Preppy
    26%
  • Most are friendly
    15%
  • Stuck up
    11%
  • Intelligent
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Gorgeous
    34%
  • Small
    26%
  • Charming
    11%
  • Community
    11%
  • Homey
    6%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Close-Knit
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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
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Salve Regina University is an amazing school! I toured many colleges but no other school is like Salve Regina University. The campus is beautiful. The campus is right next to the ocean and it is surrounded by historic mansions. It is also a very safe campus. All the professors are so nice and welcoming. The professors are very eager to help their students become successful. The Salve community is very welcoming and their are many clubs and athletic teams to participate in. The school offers different dorm options. All the dorms are very nice. The food selection is awesome. The cafeteria has all different types of foods, drinks, and snacks.
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The campus area is beautiful. It is just a few minute walk from the cliff-walk, where you can take a stroll and view the ocean and historic mansions. What makes Salve Regina different is that you may have classes in a historic mansion, or even live in a historic home. Classes are usually small, which makes it easy to connect to your professor and other students. Professors care about their students and the subjects that they are teaching. Because Salve is a university founded on Merciful values, you will learn in a way which opens you to have empathy. The only downfall of this university is that it has only one dining hall and the weather may be a bit rainy, cloudy or windy at times. However, the town of Newport is great because of its tasty restaurants and nice water scenery. For those who love the beach, small groups, and historic settings, this university may be right for you!
I really like living at Salve! I’m a psychology major and a theatre minor and the theatre program is surprisingly wonderful, especially because I hadn’t heard much about it. The psychology professors are great and get to know the students very well. Campus is beautiful and I love my sophomore dorming. The only downside is the meal program food isn’t very good and there aren’t a ton of meal options, but there are a lot of great local restaurants and when you’re a sophomore there is a kitchen available.