University Facts

University Facts

The Princeton Review - Best 388 Colleges
#28 Best regional university in the north (tie)
The Princeton Review Best Regional Colleges Northeastern
#172 Nursing (BSN) programs

Why Salve Regina?

  • 96% of graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees within six months of Commencement
  • 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
  • 48 undergraduate majors and 13 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 2022 enrollment


Full-time faculty and staff


Degrees awarded in 2021-2022

Who is Salve Regina?

  • 2,174 undergraduate students and 679 graduate students
  • Students hail from 40 states and nine nations
  • 77% of students are from out of state
  • 59% of undergraduates live on campus
  • More than 520 students participate in intercollegiate athletics
  • Students logged 10,261 community service hours in 2019-2020
  • 13:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 78% of 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


Average GPA for the most recent freshman class


Awarded annually in scholarships and need-based financial aid

Admission and Aid

  • Fall 2022 freshman class: 5,561 applications, 3,844 accepted, 594 enrolled
  • Test optional
  • Tuition and fees: $45,250
  • Room and board: $16,500
  • More than $47 million in grants and scholarships awarded annually by Salve Regina
  • More than $2 million in grants and scholarships awarded annually by federal and other external sources
  • Average undergraduate financial aid award in 2022-2023: $25,700 (scholarships and grants from all sources)
  • Endowment (as of June 2022): $77.4 million