Salve Regina University

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100 Ochre Point Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-4192

Phone: (401) 847-6650
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Feb. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#43 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Salve Regina University is a private institution that was founded in 1934. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,053, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 78 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Salve Regina University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 43. Its tuition and fees are $34,950 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Salve Regina University is a small university with big opportunity. Located on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, Salve Regina's historic, oceanfront campus is a place where students feel at home. Students study and live in historic mansions, yet receive an education that prepares them for modern careers and a lifetime of serving their communities. Salve offers excellent professional and liberal arts programs (most popular are: business, education, administration of justice and biology). The classes are small and are all taught by professors (no grad assistants). Salve's small size also makes it easy for students to get involved on-campus with clubs, activities, athletics or intramurals. At Salve, it is easy to become a leader, even in your first year. Newport offers the perfect location for students who love history, sailing and the outdoors. Students can surf, ocean kayak from First Beach or bike ride on the famous Ocean Drive. Newport also hosts several festivals throughout the year. All students get a free statewide trolley/bus pass that takes them throughout Newport or to Providence which is only 30 minutes away. Admission to Salve Regina is competitive. The Admissions Office looks at several factors in reviewing applications. Most important is your day to day academic work and the level of the courses you have taken. We also review recommendation letters and test scores. Leadership positions and community involvement are also considered in the review process.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1934
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $44,263,000


When applying to Salve Regina University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Salve Regina University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 87.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 69.7%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Salve Regina University is 15:1, and the school has 37.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Salve Regina University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Psychology, General; and Special Education and Teaching, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 69%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 15%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 10%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 8%
Psychology, General 7%
Special Education and Teaching, General 7%

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Student Life

Salve Regina University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,053, with a gender distribution of 30.4 percent male students and 69.6 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus. Salve Regina University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,615
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Salve Regina University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Salve Regina 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). Of the students at Salve Regina University, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Salve Regina University.

Students who have cars on campus 55%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Salve Regina University, 76 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,885.

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Tuition and fees $34,950 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,300 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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