University Facts

University Facts

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Why Salve Regina?

  • Salve Compass, a four-year experiential framework connecting college to career
  • 97% of graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees within six months of Commencement (10-year average)
  • Collaborative mentorship and research opportunities rarely seen in undergraduate education
  • Hands-on learning, fieldwork and internship experiences throughout Aquidneck Island's living laboratory
  • Leadership development programs provide tools to create positive social change
  • A variety of unique housing options situated throughout Salve Regina's historic campus
  • Level II arboretum featuring 1,200 trees and more than 100 species


Undergraduate and graduate degree programs


Certificate programs


Study abroad programs in 45 countries

What is Salve Regina?

  • A Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy
  • Salve Regina means "Hail Holy Queen"
  • First class of 58 students welcomed in 1947
  • Coeducational since 1973, university status achieved in 1991
  • 49 undergraduate majors and 10 master’s degree programs
  • Combined bachelor’s/master’s programs
  • B.S. in nursing for licensed registered nurses
  • Doctoral programs in behavior analysis, humanities, international relations and nursing
  • Circle of Scholars lifelong learning program
  • 20 men’s, women’s and coed varsity sports
  • Nearly 70 student organizations


Fall 2023 enrollment


Full-time faculty and staff


Degrees awarded in 2022-2023

Who is Salve Regina?

  • 2,117 undergraduate students and 719 graduate students
  • Students hail from 44 states and 28 nations
  • 79% of students are from out of state
  • 60% of undergraduates live on campus
  • More than 540 students participate in intercollegiate athletics
  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 78% of full-time faculty hold the terminal degree in their field


Acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean


Year that Newport, Rhode Island was founded


Structures of historic significance on campus

Where is Salve Regina?

  • Situated near the I-95 corridor less than two hours from Boston
  • Oceanside campus set on seven contiguous 19th-century estates
  • 52 buildings in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island's Ochre Point-Cliffs historic district
  • Movies filmed on campus include "True Lies" and "Irrational Man"


Undergraduates receiving scholarships and/or financial aid


Mid-range weighted high school GPA for the most recent class


Awarded annually in scholarships and need-based financial aid

Admission and Aid

  • Fall 2023 freshman class: 5,697 applications, 3,983 accepted, 558 enrolled
  • Test optional
  • Tuition and fees: $47,930
  • Room and board: $17,500
  • More than $52 million in grants and scholarships awarded annually by Salve Regina
  • More than $3 million in grants and scholarships awarded annually by federal and other external sources
  • Average undergraduate financial aid award in 2023-2024: $27,800 (scholarships and grants from all sources)
  • Endowment (as of June 2023): $83 million