Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus
Regis College campus

From the School

Regis College is a multifaceted, Catholic university in Greater Boston with 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the arts, sciences and health professions devoted to engagement, service and advancement in a global community.

We believe that learning happens best in a setting that values the individual a place where dedicated professors, experiential learning, academic support, and opportunities for leadership and service enable a student to thrive on campus, in the greater community, and in the world. It's a philosophy that dates back to the college's founding by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in 1927.

Overall

From The School

Complete and submit an online application for undergraduate admission. Please choose only one: The Common Application for Spring/Fall 2015 (online)

In addition to the application, first-year applicants are required to submit:
Application fee of $50 payable to Regis College
Essay
Official high school transcript or official GED score report
First-quarter senior grades
Two signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead: one from a secondary school counselor and one from a teacher
Optional submission of Official test results from either SAT or ACT; TOEFL if your native language is not English

Overview

Applicants
2,158
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.02

GPA Breakdown

6%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
39%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 23

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Our rigorous curriculum is designed to reflect the realities of today's world as we challenge students to examine theories, explore concepts, and pursue practical applications from a global perspective.

Career-Focused Education
Against the backdrop of a strong liberal arts foundation, your Regis education will be career-focused. From the day you step onto campus, you will participate in career workshops and seminars, and work closely with faculty advisors and counselors to plan and pursue a path of study tailored to your interests and professional goals.

Experience the Regis Difference
While many schools offer experiential learning, Regis infuses it across the curriculum in every major. From internships, service-learning projects, undergraduate research and performance, clinical placements, summer programs, and more, students choose from a variety of active learning styles which extend education beyond the classroom and into the real world. Our relationships with companies and organizations in and around Boston provide a wide array of opportunities, and Regis' Center for Internships and Career Placement offers strong student support.

Expand Your Educational Horizons
Regis offers you the opportunity to create an educational experience that is broad, deep and as individual as you are.
Student Exchange Programs Regis is part of the Sisters of St. Joseph College Consortium, where students can attend member colleges located across the United States.
Cross Registration In addition to your coursework at Regis, you may also cross-register for classes at Babson College, Bentley University, or Boston College.
Globally Connected Affiliated institutions where Regis students pursue studies overseas include Regents University London, University College Cork in Ireland, Assumption College Rome, and Kyoto Notre Dame University in Japan. Students also have several opportunities to travel the world through programs including our renowned Erat Scholars Program a semester-long religious studies and philosophy seminar that has taken participants to China, France, Italy, Jerusalem, Kenya and Switzerland as well as Alternative Spring Break trips and overseas class excursions.

Honors Program
The Regis Honors Program provides stimulating, challenging learning experiences and a supportive network for our most academically accomplished students. In addition to taking honors-level courses, students participate in a variety of service-learning projects.

Fast Track to a Master's Degree
Regis students can earn combined bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as five years. Because students are able to take up to three courses for graduate credit while completing their bachelor's degree, the transition to graduate school is essentially seamless.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences at Regis College offers both baccalaureate and master's level programs. Undergraduate majors include communication, criminal justice studies, education, English, global business management, liberal studies, mathematics education, psychology, and social word and are designed to combine academic knowledge with practical experience.

The Regis College School of Nursing, Science, and Health Professions is the academic home for numerous undergraduate and graduate health professions programs. We welcome you to biochemistry, biology, exercise science, nuclear medicine, nursing, nutrition, public health and sports management.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
180
with Terminal Degree
93

131
Women
49
Men
11
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
45%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Education

  • Mathematics Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Sociology


Students Say

Regis College is "a small, Catholic liberal arts college" in the suburbs of Boston. The highlights of this "terrific institution" include "rigorous academics," "small classes," and a "close-knit" and "very diverse" student population. The "excellent nursing program" is "very popular." The "welcoming" administration is "always available." "Here at Regis, if you have a problem, there is always someone that can help you," promises a senior. The "extremely supportive and encouraging" professors are "very knowledgeable in their subject areas." "As with anywhere, you will have your teachers who suck" but most professors "really care about their students" and "really enjoy getting to know each student on a personal level." "I have been blessed to have met several very inspiring professors," says a happy junior. "They give you so much attention in and out of the classroom." Regis has been going through something of a transition since going coed, though "The typical student is female because it was an all-women’s college until recently."

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Fran Murphy
Documentary Film Maker

Patricia A. D'Amore
Director of Ophthalmology , Harvard University

Kathleen Murphy Lockwood
Author

Hon. Bonnie MacLeod Mancuso
Superior Court Judge

Eileen Crane
CEO/Founding Winemaker, Napa Valley, CA

Amy Lind Corbett, Esq.
Attorney, Federal Aviation Administration

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
45%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Estimated costs for the school year include:
Resident Commuter
Tuition $37,540 $37,540
Room & Board $14,380 n/a

Financial Aid

Regis offers many types of financial aid. Students may be awarded Regis' own scholarship funds, or one of the many federal and state programs in which the college participates. Students' financial aid packages will be made up of one or several of the following sources depending on their calculated financial need, academic standing, state residency, enrollment status, and timely application.
Merit Scholarships for academic excellence, such as the S. Therese Higgins CSJ Merit Scholarship, S. Jeanne d'Arc O'Hare Merit Scholarship, Tower Scholarship, and Anniversary Award
Need-based scholarships-from Regis and other sources
State and federal education grants
State and federal loan program-low interest and deferred payment
Work-study programs

To be considered for any type of financial aid, students must be accepted into a degree program.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,246

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,261

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,791

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,810

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
88%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,200

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,380
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$800
Transportation for Commuters
$1,545

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Here is our best advice to students seeking a great college experience: get involved, stay involved. With more than 30 student clubs and organizations, there really is no better way to stay active, meet new people, and try new things. Whether it’s a musical or comedy performance, a multicultural celebration, a sporting event, or monthly “Pizza with the President,” Regis has something for everyone. And, on the off-chance we don't have the club or activity you're most passionate about you can start one of your own!

Regis College Clubs & Organizations
▪▪ Asian-American Association
▪▪ Black Student Association
▪▪ Campus Ministry
▪▪ Cape Verdean Student Association
▪▪ Dance Company
▪▪ DYNASTY Step Squad
▪▪ Education Club
▪▪ Gay-Straight Alliance
▪▪ Glee Club
▪▪ Hemetera
International Club
▪▪ Latin-American Student
Organization
Mentor Program
Minutes for Memories
▪▪ Mount Regis (Yearbook)
Orientation Leaders
▪▪ Politics and Global Events
▪▪ Pride Photo
▪▪ Regis College Science Association
▪▪ Student Athletic Advisory Committee
▪▪ Student Government Association
▪▪ Student Nursing Association
▪▪ WRGS Radio Station

NCAA Division III Athletics Teams, Intramurals and Classes

Women's Teams
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and Diving
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball

Men's Teams
Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and Diving
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports
Basketball
Dodgeball
Flag Football
Indoor Soccer
Volleyball

Health and Fitness Classes
Barre Blast
Cardio Kickboxing
Dance
Golf
Individual Fitness
Introduction to Martial Arts
Pilates
Self-Defense
Strength Training
Swim for Fitness
Yoga
Zumba

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,188
Out of State
14%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

76% female
24% male
14% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Students Say

Almost anyone can fit in and have a wonderful experience at Regis, reports a junior. "Regis has been trying hard to diversify its student population, and that shows here on campus." "A wide variety" of "social, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups" call this campus home. "There is a huge range of ethnic groups," says a student. While there are "people from all over the world who speak many different languages," the "typical student is your ‘typical’ student." The undergrads at Regis report that they are "friendly," "talkative," "intelligent," "hardworking," "goal-oriented," and "easy to get along with." They are also "energetic, outspoken, and generous." "Most aren’t that into partying and just like to have fun with friends."

Overview

From The School


Location

From the moment you turn onto the tree-lined driveway, you will sense that Regis is a special place where you can experience the best of both worlds a closely knit, small-college community with easy access to big city life. Our beautiful, 132-acre campus is located in Weston, Mass., one of the state's safest suburbs, and is just 12 miles from downtown Boston, America’s ultimate college town.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Our campus, situated on 132 landscaped acres of a former estate, is beautiful, historic, and updated. With ample and free parking, we are conveniently located near Route 128, I-95, and the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). With the MBTA "D" green line just minutes away, undergraduate students can easily complete internships, clinicals, and practicum off campus.

Along with the great laboratories and classrooms, the Fine Arts Center offers an exhilarating mix of performing and visual arts. Opened in 1993, the Center provides cultural enrichment to the Greater Boston community while promoting the educational mission of Regis. Three state-of-the-art venues as well as classrooms, workshops, and lecture spaces allow the Center to present offerings that engage, challenge and offer students valuable experience as designers, stage technicians, scriptwriters, guest curators, actors, musicians, choreographers, and vocalists.

Athletic activities get a special boost from our excellent facilities, including the gym, pool, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Among our newest facilities are synthetic turf playing fields, an eight-lane track, tennis courts, and softball complex.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Located just 12 miles from Boston, Regis offers a countless number of opportunities for students to take advantage of in the city. Home to over 250,000 college students, Boston boasts a wide array of cultural attractions, world renowned historic sites, diverse communities, championship sporting events, and some of the finest research and medical facilities in the nation. With the Regis Shuttle running regularly, students are able to get to neighboring colleges and to the MBTA rapid-transit system with ease.

Student Organizations & Activities

Here is our best advice to students seeking a great college experience: get involved, stay involved. With more than 30 student clubs and organizations, there really is no better way to stay active, meet new people, and try new things. Whether it’s a musical or comedy performance, a multicultural celebration, a sporting event, or monthly “Pizza with the President,” Regis has something for everyone. And, on the off-chance we don't have the club or activity you're most passionate about you can start one of your own!

Regis College Clubs & Organizations
▪▪ Asian-American Association
▪▪ Black Student Association
▪▪ Campus Ministry
▪▪ Cape Verdean Student Association
▪▪ Dance Company
▪▪ DYNASTY Step Squad
▪▪ Education Club
▪▪ Gay-Straight Alliance
▪▪ Glee Club
▪▪ Hemetera
International Club
▪▪ Latin-American Student
Organization
Mentor Program
Minutes for Memories
▪▪ Mount Regis (Yearbook)
Orientation Leaders
▪▪ Politics and Global Events
▪▪ Pride Photo
▪▪ Regis College Science Association
▪▪ Student Athletic Advisory Committee
▪▪ Student Government Association
▪▪ Student Nursing Association
▪▪ WRGS Radio Station

NCAA Division III Athletics Teams, Intramurals and Classes

Women's Teams
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and Diving
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball

Men's Teams
Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and Diving
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports
Basketball
Dodgeball
Flag Football
Indoor Soccer
Volleyball

Health and Fitness Classes
Barre Blast
Cardio Kickboxing
Dance
Golf
Individual Fitness
Introduction to Martial Arts
Pilates
Self-Defense
Strength Training
Swim for Fitness
Yoga
Zumba

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Students Say

Regis boasts a "quiet," "calm," and "beautiful" campus "in a great area" 12 miles from Boston. It’s "small enough so everyone knows everyone else" and there is a real sense of community. "The students value that community and are sentimental about school traditions." "A lot of students participate in some type of sport." Student organizations "try very hard to hold activities on weekends that appeal to students," though most "go home," which can make for a "low-fun atmosphere." Otherwise, "Students spend time with friends during the week while attending classes" and there’s a "nice swimming pool." One student notes that "Regis has become almost a commuter school." "The campus is deserted on the weekend." A shuttle is available for students who want to venture off campus, but "Having a car is almost necessary." "For fun many people leave campus and go to other schools for parties." Of course, "the city of Boston" provides an endless array of things to do.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
36
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (PRIDE)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (PRIDE)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Literature, counseling on site

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston College

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
15

Average Number of PC's per Lab
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple computer, Compaq, Dell all provide educational discounts.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cheryl Lake
Administrative Assistant

Address
Office of Admission
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 024931571

Phone
7817687100

Email
admission@regiscollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
College Hall
Student Union
Tower
Athletic Complex
Fine Arts Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Boston
Harvard Square - Cambridge
Fenway Park
Faneuil Hall Market Place
Natick Collection

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
One Saturday or holiday/month at 9:30 am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@regiscollege.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
1. Logan Airport, Boston 2. Regis College shuttle bus 3. Taxi 4. MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation) and trains

Driving Instructions to Campus
If traveling north on Rte. 95/128, take Exit 24 to Rte. 30 west. Continue approximately two miles and make a right turn onto Wellesley St. Regis College is on the left. If traveling south on 95/128, take Exit 26 to Rte. 20 west. Continue approximately two miles and make a left turn onto Wellesley St.; bear right at the fork in the road. Regis College is on the right. If traveling east on the Mass. Turnpike (I-90), take Exit 14 to Rte. 30 west. Continue approximately two miles and make a right turn onto Wellesley St. Regis College is on the left. If traveling west on the Mass. Pike (I-90), take Exit 15 to Rte. 30 west. Continue approximately two miles and make a right turn onto Wellesley St. Regis College is on the left. From Rte. 9 in Wellesley, continue north on Weston Road which becomes Wellesley St. at the Weston/Wellesley town line. Stay straight on Wellesley St. and go across Rte. 30. Regis College is on the left.

Local Accommodations
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