Salve Regina University

Newport, RI, USA
3.60 Average Rating

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, Salve Regina University is a Catholic liberal arts college bordering the Newport Cliff Walk in coastal Rhode Island. Featuring a campus of former Gilded Age mansions, Salve grants bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors. As a Catholic university, Salve celebrates mass on Sundays and four weekdays at the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. Additionally, the university engages students to participate in campus spiritual life through its Mercy in Motion program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
14%
Out-Of-State Students
82%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,823
Total Number of Undergrads
2,180
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
46%
20-39 Students
52%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,368
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$40,150
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$40,150
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,500
Books and Supplies
$1450

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,902
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,563
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,677

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,445
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,457
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
65
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Seahawks
School Colors
Green/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Commonwealth Coast Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Providence
Boston
New York
Hartford
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
Salve Regina is a very unique college. Newport is an amazing town and Salve has a beautiful campus. Any student should feel lucky to go here.
Current Senior from Wakefield, MA
Salve is a place where students can grow into compassionate people. The professors are a large part in this development, because all of them want the students to succeed. There is a great amount of opportunity to do what you love here!
Overly Involved
Salve is not only located on a beautiful campus but offers a well-rounded educational experience. The honors program is rigorous enough to encourage a good work ethic while lax enough to allow students to enjoy their scheduling choices. There are a number of activities and clubs for students to join.
Mariah from Hackettstown, NJ
i absolutely love everything about salve. the classes you're in are small so your teacher knows who you are and you know your classmates. we go to school in the most beautiful place i think in the world.
Elna from Westbrook, CT
salve regina is a beautiful historic university where any student can feel welcome and at home. as a student here, i feel safe, involved and happier than ever. the students and faculty at salve really allow you to not only have a quality education, but to have fun and feel a part of the community in newport ri.
emily from sandy hook, ct
Salve is a great school to attend if you are focused on your academics, seeking a deeper spiritual life (or not), plan to get involved in the community, and wish to be by the ocean.
Bethany from Salem, MA

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