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Regent University is a private institution that was founded in 1977. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,432, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 70 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Regent University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $15,308 (2012-13).
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Regent University is a fully accredited Christian university offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online. Since its establishment in 1978, Regent has prepared over 16,000 students from more than 80 countries to become accomplished professionals.
Named a top-10 school nationally for online bachelor's programs and number-one in faculty credentials & training for its online MBA by U.S. News & World Report, 2013, Regent equips extraordinary Christian leaders to change the world. The university is also in the top 2 percent of schools nationally to receive an A rating for its comprehensive undergraduate liberal arts curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, is a top military-friendly university and ranks first in the nation among Christian schools for its online programs (OEDb 2011 rankings).
Regent's beautiful 70-acre campus, featuring Georgian-style architecture, is a tribute to excellence in learning with high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities. Regent's diverse student body of nearly 6,000 students represents all 50 states and 36 denominations. On average, Regent's annual tuition is $10,000 less than that of other private institutions. And a majority of Regent's full-time student body receives financial aid.
Within an atmosphere of academic excellence and spiritual integration, Regent strives to provide students with an innovative learning environment that includes the option of enrolling solely on-campus, 100 percent online, or using a blend of both with no compromise of academic quality or personal enrichment. Eight-week sessions are available to undergraduate students.
The Honorable Bob McDonnell, Virginia's 71st governor, is a joint graduate of Regent Law and the School of Government. The Honorable Scott Rigell, who represents Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, graduated from Regent's School of Business & Leadership.
Accomplishments include two teams from Regent's School of Law finishing second and fifth in the nation in the American Bar Association (ABA) 2012 National Negotiation Competition. Also, Regent Law's Moot Court team finished as one of the top eight teams out of a field of 191 teams from around the country in the 2012 National Moot Court Competition. Their competition brief was also graded as the second best brief in the nation.
Students in Regent's School of Communication & the Arts have won more than 300 film competitions (our student films, videos and more can be viewed at www.reelgood.tv ) while the 2010 Virginia State Teacher of the Year is a graduate of Regent's School of Education.
Regent has also become a senior member of the Alliance for Hispanic Christian Education, which was launched by The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and the Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), America's largest Hispanic Faith Organization.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Regent University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Regent University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||82.9%|
|Application deadline||July 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Regent University is 16:1, and the school has 54.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Regent University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Divinity/Ministry; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.3 percent.
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Regent University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,432, with a gender distribution of 37.4 percent male students and 62.6 percent female students. At this school, 21 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79 percent of students live off campus.
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Campus Info & Services
Regent University offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. Regent University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Regent University.
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|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$15,308 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,430 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data