From the School

Regis is a leading Catholic, co-ed university that prepares students to succeed in an evolving, global world. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Regis students benefit from the unique perspective of a values-based education that is integrated with cutting-edge technology and opportunities.

Regis offers a full range of innovative degrees from bachelor’s to master’s and doctorate level programs. Its close proximity to Boston provides students with access to internships and clinicals at world-class hospitals and research centers, leading corporations, and non-profit organizations.


From The School

Students seeking acceptance to Regis submit the online Common Application. In addition to the application, first-year applicants are required to submit:

  • Official secondary school transcript
  • One signed letter of recommendation on official letterhead from a secondary school counselor/college counselor or teacher
  • Application fee of $50
  • Regis is a Test Optional institution and only requires SAT/ACT scores for those students seeking admission into the Nursing program, or homeschooled students. The SAT CEEB code is 3723; the ACT code is 1886.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

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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

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted


Early Action — December 1

Regular — June 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

Regis empowers students to take leadership roles in their education. Majors at Regis are uniquely designed to offer students academic support and flexibility as they complete their studies.

Regis offers several special academic opportunities that allow students to explore subjects that they are interested in, customizing their learning experience. Students can extend their learning beyond the classroom through various methods, including seminars, off-campus study, global experiences, individualized study, pre-professional programs, special cooperative degree programs, and academic honors programs.

A Classroom Without Walls

Regis is committed to providing an academic experience that is increasingly enriched by technological resources. Through the iPad initiative, all students are provided iPads to facilitate collaboration and enhance learning.

The campus network provides access to campus apps and the internet through 24/7 wireless and wired connectivity, spanning across campus in all classrooms, learning spaces, residential halls, and exterior spaces.

A Global Perspective

Whether students are interested in a semester-, academic year-, or week-long trip, the Office of Global Connections provides personalized support to ensure that students have an enriching global experience.

Regis is directly affiliated with Regent’s College in London, England; University College Cork in Cork, Ireland; Assumption College Rome in Rome, Italy; and Kyoto Notre Dame University in Kyoto, Japan.

Students can also participate in faculty-led programs that supplement coursework. Trips range from one to three weeks and have taken place in Italy, England, Cuba, and Belize.

Regis faculty members are exceptionally accomplished and actively engaged in their disciplines, conducting research, publishing books and articles, and serving as leaders in in their areas of expertise. Interaction between faculty and students is a hallmark of the Regis educational experience. With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, faculty members get to know each student and are instrumental in advising them with everything from research and graduate school programs to internships and job opportunities.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Regis is a comprehensive university offering a wide selection of majors across three schools: Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, and Nursing. Majors include: Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Communication, Criminal Justice Studies, Cybersecurity, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Education, English, Environmental Sustainability, Exercise Science, Global Business Management, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, Neuroscience, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, and Sports Management.

Pre-professional and special programs include 3+3 Law Degree, Pre-Dental, Pre-Healthcare Advising with Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Tracks, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, and Pre-Veterinary.

Fast Track to Master’s 4+1 Program
Regis offers a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s track for certain areas of study, including Communication, Education, Heritage Studies, Health Administration, and Regulatory and Clinical Research Management.

* Some restrictions apply

Articulation Agreements
Regis has a variety of articulation agreements for undergraduate students wishing to transfer in for a bachelor’s degree and for students wishing to earn a graduate degree after finishing a bachelor’s degree at their home school.

Regis has agreements for direct entry into select graduate programs once a student completes the bachelor’s degree at Regis. Graduate schools include Saint George’s University in Grenada School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine; Salve Regina University; and Western New England University School of Law.

Honors Program
The honors program at Regis provides qualified students with an intellectually stimulating and challenging academic experience that extends beyond the classroom, as leaders in both campus activities and community service. Students in the honors program complete a total of six honors courses, including a required honors seminar and five other courses. With prior approval, upper-division honors students may also enroll in designated graduate courses. Honors program students provide tutoring for other Regis students, accompanied by a seminar in tutoring techniques and instruction methods. They also provide a substantial number of hours of voluntary service to the organization of their choice.

Writing Program
The Regis Writing Program offers students the opportunity to practice writing for learning and thinking, to communicate their ideas in a thorough, clear way, to affect their audiences through persuasive writing, and to give creative expression to various levels of thinking. The fundamental goal of the Writing Program is to help students develop and clearly communicate their ideas in writing for a variety of audiences and purposes using proper format, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

Academic Support
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers comprehensive support services to empower Regis students of all abilities to enhance their academic development, achieve degree completion, and maximize their full potential. Services include academic coaching; writing assistance, tutoring support for courses with quantitative components, peer tutoring, and access to live online tutoring.

First-Year Seminar
First-Year Seminar (FYS) is an essential part of all incoming students’ fall semester. FYS introduces new students to the Regis history and heritage, build their academic and social skills, engage in a variety of co-curricular experiences, and participate in a challenge-based learning project. FYS is taught by faculty members from across Regis who also serve as the student’s academic advisor during his or her entire first year. During the spring semester, students stay with their FYS classmates and are enrolled in a linked-course that meets one of the Regis Core Curriculum requirements.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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."


Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

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


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Fran Murphy
Documentary Film Maker

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

Kathleen Murphy Lockwood

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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

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


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

2017-2018 Academic Year:
Tuition: $39,820
Room and Board: $14,740
Student Health Insurance: $2,123

At Regis, we are committed to making an investment in a student’s potential. More than 90 percent of our full-time, incoming first-year students receive some type of financial aid. The average award not including federal and state funding is $20,000.

We offer educational opportunities to students regardless of their ability to pay. The decision to accept a student is made regardless of financial circumstances, and only after acceptance are financial aid applications considered. Students are only required to complete the FAFSA.

Financial Aid

Merit scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to the university and federal aid eligibility is evaluated using the FAFSA. Additional scholarship opportunities are available to students who graduate from select parochial schools, students with siblings at the university, and students who receive the Alumni Sponsor Award.

The Financial Aid team at Regis works with students on payment plan opportunities through Tuition Management Systems. Additionally, Regis students have the opportunity to use SALT program, a free and interactive money-management tool to help students with their financial planning.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Students have many different opportunities to become involved on campus, from joining one of the many active clubs and organizations to playing intramural sports such as volleyball, flag football, and dodgeball.

Regis’s student body represents a diverse mixture of backgrounds and heritages. 30 percent of the population consists of minority and international students, and 40 percent are first-generation college students.

The Office of Student Programming and Leadership sponsors many events throughout the semester, including musical and comedy performances, cultural and sporting events, a monthly “Pizza with the President,” and other social get-togethers. Additionally, the office coordinates a number of Regis’s traditional events, including Welcome Week, Regis Fest Family Weekend, Halloween, Senior Week, Spring Weekend, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Health and Wellness
Regis has a comprehensive Health Center on campus which provides students with medical care, including counseling services. Health Services also offers health education programs and events throughout the year.

Regis in a member of the NCAA: Division III New England Commonwealth Conference (NECC), and is transitioning to Great Northeast Athletics Conference (GNAC) beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. The Regis Pride compete in 18 varsity sports (10 women’s: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball. 8 men’s: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field; and volleyball). In the 2015-2016 season, six teams won conference championships. Student athletes at Regis are involved in community service and have an active Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



79% female
21% male
19% are out of state
78% are full time
22% 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."


From The School


Regis is a suburban university located on a beautiful 132-acre campus in Weston, Massachusetts, just 12 miles from downtown Boston.

Regis guarantees four-year, on-campus housing for undergraduates, with approximately 70 percent of students living on campus. Students are able to take classes at several other nearby universities as part of our cross-registration program.

A complimentary shuttle transports students to surrounding areas and public transportation for easy access to work, internships, and social engagements.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The Regis campus was recently updated with modern suite-style residential space, a beautiful new quad and renovated library. We have state of the art medical imaging labs, nursing simulation centers and occupational therapy labs.

The Athletic Facility includes an indoor and outdoor complex. Indoor facilities include three fitness rooms, a six-lane swimming pool, gymnasium, athletic training room, and team room. Outdoor facilities consist of a turf field surface for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer; an eight-lane track around the field; six tennis courts; and a softball diamond with a dirt infield and grass outfield.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Regis is located just 12 miles from Boston, the nation’s ultimate college town. Students have direct access to exciting events and attractions such as Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox; the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins; the Museum of Fine Arts; and Prudential and Copley shopping districts. Regis is also located 4 miles from Waltham and only minutes away from restaurants, shops, and businesses.

The Center for Internships and Career Placement provides a variety of career-development and job-search services for Regis students and alumni. Career Center staff assists students and graduates in planning careers, securing internships, developing resumes, implementing effective job-search strategies, identifying employers in various industries, and exploring graduate-school options. In addition, the office maintains listings of internship opportunities, as well as full-time, part-time, and summer jobs for both on and off-campus positions. Internships have proven invaluable in the careers and academic development of Regis students.

Regis believes that internships allow students to apply classroom learning to the world of work and enable students to explore various careers while developing marketable skills. Regis requires students to participate in at least one internship before graduating. 97% of the class of 2015 had secured professional employment and/or attended graduate school six months after graduation.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

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

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (PRIDE)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (PRIDE)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups: Literature, counseling on site

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston College


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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Apple computer, Compaq, Dell all provide educational discounts.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Cheryl Lake
Administrative Assistant

Office of Admission
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 024931571



Experience College Life

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

Most Popular Places Off Campus
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

Information Sessions

One Saturday or holiday/month at 9:30 am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday


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.

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