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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. 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
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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

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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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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!
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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.
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.