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

60+

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs

15

Certificate programs

200

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
  • Accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs
  • B.S. in nursing for licensed registered nurses
  • Doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing
  • Circle of Scholars lifelong learning program
  • 20 men’s, women’s and coed varsity sports
  • Nearly 70 student organizations

2,872

Fall 2022 enrollment

414

Full-time faculty and staff

743

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

80

Acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

1639

Year that Newport, Rhode Island was founded

21

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"

99%

Undergraduates receiving scholarships and/or financial aid

3.4

Average GPA for the most recent freshman class

$46M

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 except for students applying to the nursing and education programs
  • 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