Students Say

Salve Regina offers "an excellent Catholic education" with a "focus on global issues combined with an unbelievably beautiful setting and small campus" to its 2,000 predominantly female students.

Overview

Applicants
4,810
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.23

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 590
SAT Math
500 - 590
SAT Writing
500 - 590
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Salve Regina offers "an excellent Catholic education" with a "focus on global issues combined with an unbelievably beautiful setting and small campus" to its 2,000 predominantly female students. The school "does an awesome job of tying the teachings of the Sisters of Mercy into every class" and "emphasizing the importance of community service in conjunction with higher learning in a multitude of areas." Best of all for those outside the Catholic faith, the school is "very supportive and welcoming of other religions." "The nursing and teaching programs are very strong" here, and students in all disciplines receive an "education centered around the classic liberal arts" that helps students "become better speakers, writers, and thinkers." An "extremely accessible faculty and administration" creates "an atmosphere where your teachers really care about you and your classmates become your best friends." "By the time you're a senior here, the professors and dean will know your name, make no doubt about it," one student assures us. Most undergrads here "find the academic experience challenging, but not overwhelming." One student reports that "Even in the honors sector, it seems that the emphasis is placed on more work, like essays and research papers, rather than on open-mindedness and independent projects. But overall, you can tell the teachers try their hardest to make classes fun and interesting."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.7:1
Total Faculty
277
with Terminal Degree
127

152
Women
125
Men
10
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
  • Information Resources Management/CIO Training
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • American History (United States)
  • European History
  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • International/Global Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Photography


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Janet L. Robinson
President and General Manager of the New York Times

Carol A. Mutter
Lt. General, U.S. Marines Corps.

Barbara McGann
Admiral (ret.), U.S. Navy

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
67
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 3

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,906

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,724

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,607

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,425

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
83%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,140
Required Fees
$550
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
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 Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Everyone is pretty much the same: preppy and white, notes one student. Others agree, "The typical student is a white, upper-class female who wears Uggs and Prada sunglasses everyday." There are "a lot of spoiled kids here" but "that is countered with a good amount of genuine, fun, artsy people. You just have to know where to find these people, and in general you will find your niche by sophomore year." "Salve is pretty homogenous," though there are "lots of transfer students" and the international population includes "lots of students from Japan."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,121
Out of State
77%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

70% female
30% male
77% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Located alongside Newport's mansion-lined Cliff Walk, the Salve Regina campus is "an unbelievably beautiful setting." The location-"10 minutes from the beach" with "an ocean view" from student residences ("students get to live in mansions")-is optimal. The city is "easy to get to via the trolley, which runs from downtown Newport to several stops on campus every twenty minutes." Newport "is fun, especially in the early fall and late spring when the stores are open late for tourist season" and it's "also a great place for outdoor activities, like bike riding, hiking, and going to the beach." During the off-season, "Many people go to Providence on weekends because there are a lot of over-18 clubs." Students also point out that "Boston is fairly close and easy to get to." Closer to home, students find that their peers "are very involved in campus activities." "The school is very good about having fun things available to students on campus. There is a movie theatre, there are concerts, and there is also a game area with pool tables." Parties are infrequent due to the school's 'dry campus' policy; "There are not many parties on campus because it is so strict, but there are some in Newport at people's houses," one student explains.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
58%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
70
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
91

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
47
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

21% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Seahawks)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Seahawks)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Rhode Island

Sustainability

Green Rating
69

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
99

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
12

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

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
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Brian Shanley
Associate Dean

Address
Office of Admissions
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 028404192

Phone
4013412908

Email
sruadmis@salve.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
New Residence Hall
Athletic Center
O'Hare Academic & Antone Academic Cntrs
Library and Computer Labs
Historic Mansions on campus
Newly renovated campus dining center.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Newport's Historic Mansions
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport Harbor
Shops and Restaurants
Fort Adams
Newport's Historic Cliff Walk and Aquidneck Island beaches and sea shore. Discover Newport by clicking on: http://www.discovernewport.org/

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Varies - see website
Varies - see website
4013412908

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
sruadmis@salve.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
T.F. Greene Airport (30 minutes from campus) Newport Gateway Cntr (5 minutes from campus) RIPTA Trolleys

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.salve.edu/directions

Local Accommodations
For accommodations please visit Newport County Convention and Visitors Bureau's Website at http://www.gonewport.com and click on 'Where To Stay'
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Key Stats

4,810
Applicants
2,121
Size
71%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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