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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About Salve Regina University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Website
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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
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$30,905/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,034/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,761/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,060/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,229/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,421/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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.44 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,975Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Very friendly
    42%
  • Preppy
    23%
  • Most are friendly
    15%
  • Stuck up
    12%
  • Intelligent
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Gorgeous
    35%
  • Small
    24%
  • Charming
    12%
  • Community
    12%
  • Homey
    6%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Close-Knit
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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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.
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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.