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Academics

Salve Regina University is a small Catholic school in picturesque Newport, Rhode Island, offering forty-six majors to a little over 2,000 students. Professional studies departments, such as nursing and education, are particularly strong here, though this is "a multi-faceted school with all of the attributes necessary to become an excellent student" in any subject. The "wonderful" faculty here offer "a really meaningful and valuable experience at Salve," and "put their best effort to helping guide you in any and all paths you chose." Class time is "usually evenly split between lectures and discussion," so that the material is more engaging for the students, and "professors relate all of the academic learning to their life experiences." These teaching gems "do not feel their job is finished when we finish their class but go above and beyond to help us throughout the rest of our time at Salve." "It isn't uncommon to hear of international students celebrating holidays with professors if they can't go home," says one undergrad. Office hours are enforced "so one-on-one time is always available," and the university has "a great tutoring department (Academic Center for Excellence)" for those who want help.

Student Body

Salve Regina is a small school "where pretty much everyone knows everyone." Some find that the student body can be "preppy and cliquey. "The university has a very noticeable gender difference—the student body is 70% female—and students report that undergrads here are predominantly white with "middleor upper-class backgrounds." The Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention "does a fantastic job of integrating different ethnicities and cultures into the school community." Everyone is "very kind, respectful, and friendly" here, and "if you are sitting alone in the cafeteria, usually any professor, classmate, or just acquaintance will approach you and ask to keep you company." Outside of academics, students at Salve Regina all "take on a great number of extracurricular roles" and "go well above and beyond the requirement for service hours at school."

Campus Life

Most Salve Regina students spend the majority of their weekdays "immersed in academic work with breaks for clubs, athletics and/or work study positions." The Campus Activities Board is "amazing at coming up with events for students to take part in," including Things for Thursday (in which students participate in various events related to arts and crafts and partake in some free food), Friday Night Live (dances and other events), and Saturday movie screenings. The clubs and living environments at Salve Regina are "extremely supportive of cohesion, and in creating a positive atmosphere," which is especially helpful in students' first year. The twice-yearly dance club "is a big deal...with high attendance rates," and many students are also involved in sports. Newport is "an incredible city with no shortage of things to do," and the cliff walk and beaches on campus are available to all students. Another perk: Salve Regina students can use statewide Rhode Island Public Transit services for free, and Providence is just an hour and a half away. There "is no shortage of parties occurring" off campus, but "partying is in no way forced upon you if that isn't what you are interested in."

Overview

Applicants
5,100
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.25

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 590

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.4:1
Total Faculty
279
with Terminal Degree
137

148
Women
131
Men
18
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
68%

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

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • 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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 3

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,871

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,395

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,498

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,192

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,871

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,386
Required Fees
$600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,775
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,060
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,124
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

1.00%
Asian
1.82%
African-American
5.89%
Hispanic
81.72%
Caucasian
5.41%
Unknown
1.39%
International

70% female
30% male
78% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
56%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Susan Pratt, PhD

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
65
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

18% participate in intramural sports
23% 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
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Rhode Island

Sustainability

68/99

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
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
Yes

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
Stephanie Dupuis
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
O'Hare Starbucks
Rodgers Recreation Athletic Center
O'Hare Academic & Antone Academic Cntrs
Library and Computer Labs
Our Lady of Mercy Chapel and Spiritual Center
Newly renovated academic centers, historic and traditional residence halls, and enjoy the Tree Walking Tour on-campus.

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
http://www.salve.edu/undergraduate-admission/visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

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.discovernewport.org/and click on 'Where To Stay'


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