Salve Regina University

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School Overview

Salve Regina University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The school is located in Newport, Rhode Island and was chartered by the State of Rhode Island in 1934. This Catholic, non-profit, private university acquired Ochre Court in 1947. The school didn’t officially become Salve Regina University until 1991 when an amendment was added to the charter.

Salve Regina offers associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. In addition, they offer certificates for advanced graduate studies. Classes sizes at Salve Regina are small and only professors teach (no graduate assistants instruct).

General Information

Admission Office

100 Ochre Point Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-4192

(401) 341-2908

(888) 467-2583

Fax: (401) 848-2823

Contact: Colleen Emerson

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

100 Ochre Point Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-4192

(401) 847-6650

Total undergrads: 2,127

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 556

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,078

Graduate enrollment: 564


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Finance/Banking B
Management Science B
Marketing Research B

Communications & Journalism

Interactive communication technology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Information Sciences/Systems B


Biology Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


American History (U.S.) B
European History B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Historic Preservation/Conservation B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Salve Regina University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (401) 847-6650
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4192
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,771
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 71%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,159 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $41,450
Out-of-state Tuition: $41,450
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $22,599

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Salve Regina University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Salve Regina University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 662
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Education 15
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 534
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 3111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1111
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 713
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 1411
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 24141122

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Salve Regina University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $41,450
Out-of-state $41,450
Books and supplies $1,450

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,010
Out-of-state $11,010

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 492 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 492 100% $22,599
Student loan aid 385 78% $11,242

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,932 96% $22,285
Federal student loans 1,514 75% $6,835

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Salve Regina University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Salve Regina University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,888 1,462 3,426
Percent admitted 100% 72% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 15% 13%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Salve Regina University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,771
Undergraduate enrollment 2,167
Graduate enrollment 604

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Salve Regina University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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