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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Commonwealth Coast Football
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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.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
Salve Regina University Reviews
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.
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.