Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI

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Salve Regina University is a nonprofit private institution located in Newport, RI and provides a large number of program options for students. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Salve Regina University has a yearly student enrollment of about 2,600.

Areas of study offered at Salve Regina University include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1030 - 1190 for the SAT exam and in a range of 22 - 27 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Salve Regina University. Roughly 70% of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 17% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $36,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $8,700 annually. Some students at Salve Regina University may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Salve Regina University Seahawks participate in several athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Salve Regina University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Salve Regina University is about 2,800. The student body is made up of 78% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $36,000-$43,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,200-$1,400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$22,094
Receiving Student Loans72%$9,843

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Salve Regina University may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Salve Regina University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 64%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years61%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years0.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1987)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2013)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2013)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Salve Regina University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Commonwealth Coast Conference)
  • Basketball (Commonwealth Coast Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Sailing

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Salve Regina University for official up-to-date information.

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