Salve Regina University
Newport, RI, USA

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Salve Regina University
3.60 Average Rating

Current Senior from Wakefield, MA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Salve is a great college if you would like to have closer relationships with teachers and classmates. You receive a unique learning experience because of how small the class sizes are.
Academic Rigor
Depending on your major, classes can be extremely difficult. There are smaller class sizes and attendance usually counts for some grade points. With that being said, I have loved all of my teachers at Salve. Even though some of my classes were extremely difficult, that's what college is about.
Dorm Life
A top reason to go to Salve would be the dorm life. The dorms and campus are extremely beautiful. Most dorms are in renovated mansions with beautiful views. Since freshman year, I've been able to have my own bathroom in my room. That was a big plus for me because the thought of community bathrooms scared me.
Food and Dining
Salve's food could use a little fine tuning. The meals in Miley are not that tasty. Sometimes they will have good dinners, but most of the time I'll either eat cereal or salad. I gave food a three star rating because of the fact that we also have a burger restaurant. It's pretty good but I wouldn't want to eat burgers all the time.
What to do for fun
Being on such a beautiful campus, it isn't that hard to find things to do. Plus, downtown Newport is only a 3 minute drive away from campus. Newport is a beautiful town with an exciting nightlife.
Bang for the buck
Some people may think Salve is a little pricey, which it is, but the fact that we are ocean front has a lot to do with it. We also have a unique personalized education, so I feel that Salve is definitely bang for the buck.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
From some of your classes you can view the ocean, so it's always a good time to walk down to the ocean after class to relax.
Great for these types of students
Any student who is laid back and loves the outdoors. Or anyone who wants to live in a mini mansion!
Clubs and Activities
Theres so many clubs at Salve they're hard to count. Plus, there are always some sort of activities going on.
Greek Life
We are not associated with Greek life.
Campus Safety
I've always felt safe on campus. Campus safety makes sure that everyone knows how to contact them. Plus all of the secuirty guards are really nice.
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Overly Involved

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
Living on campus, the weather gets a bit crazy, so pack rain gear!
Academic Rigor
The classes aren't super easy, meaning the professors give the students enough of a challenge in each class.
Dorm Life
The dorms here get better as you get older, and there is variety, from traditional college housing to living in huge historic homes.
Food and Dining
There are many options of places to go, and with the new remodeling of the main dining hall, it could only get better!
What to do for fun
There are many things to do on campus. Events like Things for Thursdays, Friday Night Live, and Saturday Mash-Ups ensure that people have great weekends. Concerts are held every semester, along with comedy shows and different opportunities to meet more students.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Carey Mansion is nearby. It is SUPER creepy and adds on to the historic feel of the campus.
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Mariah from Hackettstown, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Time management is key!
Academic Rigor
Certain majors and academic programs are more demanding than others. May professors are accommodating and willing to work with you though.
Dorm Life
You live in mansions... pretty awesome.
Food and Dining
There are lots of options and there are little places around campus on the meal plan aside from the dining hall.
What to do for fun
You can go to the beach, go on the cliff walk, take advantage of museums and mansion tours in Newport or go to Providence not too far away if you want to find fun in a bit bigger city.
Bang for the buck
They're ALWAYS giving away free stuff and planning great events on campus.
Great for these types of students
Students who want a small close-knit but fun-loving campus.
Clubs and Activities
Everything from sports, dance, and music to clubs specific to your major.
Greek Life
No Greek life
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Elna from Westbrook, CT

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
salve really looks at the well-rounded student. they don't believe that academics is the only thing that makes a good, quality student.
Academic Rigor
the core classes that all students have to take are on the easier side, but depending on your major is where it varies. being a double major in education my classes take a lot of my time to do well.
Dorm Life
all of our dorms are nicer than any other college i looked at. everyone on your floor becomes your friend because everyone just keeps their door open.
Food and Dining
the food is not that good, but all the restaurants around us deliver for free.
What to do for fun
salve does a lot of free activities for students on-campus throughout the week. the shops downtown are fun to walk through. also, roger williams and providence are only a free bus ride away.
Great for these types of students
students who are from a small community and a small school where you like to have a core group of friends rather than a lot of acquaintances.
Clubs and Activities
salve has a whole range of different clubs and activities. all the clubs are very active and are always doing something around campus.
Greek Life
there is no greek life.
Campus Safety
i always feel safe walking around at night on campus. we have safety and security always driving around and there are blue buttons that you can press and they'll come and pick you and bring you where ever you need to go.
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emily from sandy hook, ct

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
as a prospective student, i would make sure that you keep up with your community service, as being a part of the community is a very big aspect of this university. visit the campus, but i am warning you, once you visit, you will fall in love.
Academic Rigor
like in any university, you have to keep up with your work. as long as you keep up with assignments and attend classes, you should have no trouble! classes are fun and they are small so you will not get lost in the professor's eyes.
Dorm Life
dorm life is fun, there are always activities that residence life hosts and people are always friendly. the dorms are from restored mansions in the newport area which is really cool. rooms are spacious and there are usually no technical issues with the rooms.
Food and Dining
miley hall has a lot of food options to choose from. between the sandwich station, pastas, pizza, hot meals, salad, mongolian grill and much more, you wont get tired of anything. they give you a lot of ideas to make your meals more interesting and there are fun holiday themes and meals. make sure for the thanksgiving dinner you get there early!
What to do for fun
there are a lot of fun things to do not only at salve, but in newport itself. you are minutes from historic downtown, which is full of shops and restaurants and right on the warf. the beach is a 10 minute walk from your dorm room, not to mention the cliff walk is right on campus. it is the most beautiful spot to live and go to school.
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Bethany from Salem, MA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved in clubs and activities, especially volunteering through out the community. Getting involved will leave you feeling fulfilled and give you a sense of unity amongst your peers.
Academic Rigor
Teachers at Salve are interested in what they do and care about their students.
Dorm Life
Salve has typical freshman dorms that are normal sized and focus on strong community bonding.The dorms become much better than average starting sophomore year. Every housing system beyond freshman year is gorgeous.
Food and Dining
Food at Salve is average. The saving grace in the dining hall is the fact that there is always a salad bar as a back-up.
What to do for fun
For fun my friends and I often take trips to Providence, RI as the bus system is free with just a swipe of our Salve ID (anywhere in RI is free for Salve students to travel). I also volunteer frequently, use the gym, go for walks on the Cliff Walk, and attend the movie nights & event nights.
Bang for the buck
Salve is an extremely expensive school. They do however offer various scholarships and are very attentive in the business office/ financial aid offices. Part of what you pay for at Salve is the atmosphere and that's not really a secret. Salve has one of the most beautiful campus' in the country. The water can be seen from almost any classroom and the Cliff Walk is a frequent adventure for Salve students as soon as the weather is warm.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Salve has a very strong religious community which is fantastic for those students looking to enhance their faith. However, the rare quality that Salve offers is that religion is not forced upon anyone who does not seek it.
Great for these types of students
Proactive students will fit in great at Salve. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, clubs, and your academics then you will find that there is always something to do.Also, Salve has a lot of events on Campus over the weekend for those who choose not to go out. Students who are looking to party will quickly find it boring here.
Clubs and Activities
Salve has a variety of clubs to keep students occupied if you choose to be involved.I myself am a member of Big brothers/Big sisters, the environmental club,The Mercy Center, Positive Role Models, and coordinator of trips to a local food shelter.
Greek Life
Salve does not have a Greek system which turned me off to the school at first, but I've found many other clubs to substitute the qualities I was looking for such as unity and philanthropy.
Campus Safety
I always feel very safe on campus. Whenever I'm walking the campus whether it be night or day I always pass a security car driving by. Salve also has the usual blue box system. Salve also has a very handy alert system which delivers news of any potentially dangerous happenings in the city to all Salve students (and their parents) via text and phone call.
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Nicole from Limington, ME

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are amazing and are very passionate about what they teach. This makes all the difference when learning the material. Most courses, especially the sciences, are challenging in all the right ways. Also, Salve has great tutors which helps to connect students from different graduating years in the same majors. As a biology major I have found a support group through tutoring that connects me to other bio majors. We are like a family.
Am enjoying being here
It's great being apart of the Salve community. Contrary to the beliefs that there are mainly rich and snobbish students attending Salve, I have only met kind and friendly people. Together we form a strong community who helps each other succeed and be happy. This makes adapting to college life away from home easier. Also, Newport offers close downtown entertainment and fun off campus.
Bang for the buck
Salve seems to be expensive. Salve does offer a lot though, such as trips off-campus and crafts and entertainment weekly on-campus. Although upperclassmen dorms are typically in mansion-style buildings, they are fairly old and reconstruction seems to always be underway.
Tips for prospective students
Maintain a balance between fun and work. Take advantage of everything offered at Salve and it all pays off. This is definitely an environment for growing and becoming the future you.
Great for these types of students
People who enjoy a safe feel to their campus with friendly students. Salve is fairly mellow campus environment with a small-town feel. Everyone becomes familiar faces, including professors. Everyone works to help each other succeed, which makes for a great living and learning environment.
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