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    Salve Regina University ::: Newport, Rhode Island ::: Northeast U.S.

    Salve Regina University 

    • Located in historic seaport community of Newport, Rhode Island known for it's international jazz festival and host for America's Cup regatta
    • 1 1/2 hours from Boston
    • Special Programs: Bachelor's/Master's Programs; Pell Honors Program, The VIA Program and Study Abroad
    • Admissions Profile: 70% of applicants are accepted; average high school GPA for admitted students 3.3 (4.0 scale); Average SAT/ACT for admitted students: 1620 SAT, 24 ACT.
    • ESL Program



    Campus Size

    80 Acres (32 hectares)


    All 4 seasons with average temperatures ranging from 30F (-1 C) in winter to 72F (22C) in summer

    Student Body

    2,100 undergraduate and 600 graduate students: 2% international

    Class Size

    19 students


    119 full-time faculty, 825 with terminal degree

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    Success Rate

    Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top tier regional university and listed among the "Best in the Northeast" by Princeton Review.

    Degrees Offered

    Undergraduate Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

    Programs of Study

    Undergraduate Majors: Accounting, Administration of Justice, American Studies, Art, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Business Studies and Economics, Chemistry, Cultural and Historic Preservation, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Education, Elementary and Special Education, English Communications, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Financial Management, French, Global Business and Economics, Global Studies, Health Care Administration and Management, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Music, Music Education, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious and Theological Studies, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre Arts.


    New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top tier regional university and listed among the "Best in the Northeast" by Princeton Review.

    Campus Features

    Salve's campus overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and consists of 51 buildings set on seven contiguous 19th century estates.

    Ochre Court, the historic mansion where the University first began, contains administrative offices and elaborate function rooms for concerts, lectures and formal events.

    Wakehurst is a hub for student activities.  This 1887 replica of an English manor house has a formal garden and contains a cafe, fireplace lounge and student government offices.  The lower level features ping-pong, pool, and foosball tables, video games, air hockey, a big screen TV and bicycle loan program.

    Rodgers Recreation Center houses the University's athletic and recreational facilities, including a gymnasium, fitness center, aerobics and yoga studio, training rooms and student-athlete Hall of Fame

    The Antone Academic Center for Culture and Art has multiple performance spaces, studios and laboratories for several academic programs, including art, clultural and historic preservation and music theatre and dance.

    McKillop Library holds more than 150,000 volumes along with the University's computer labs, archives and Academic Center for Excellence which provides tutoring, ESL and learning support services.


    Housing: Students are required to live in university housing through the second year. Options include traditional residence halls, apartments and restored historic residences.


    NCAA Division III

    Men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis

    Women's sports: basketball, cross-country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball

    Co-ed sports: sailing

    Club sports: equestrian, karate, men's and women's rugby, swimming.


    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) offers ESL support in credit-bearing classes.  While TOEFL scores of 80 and higher are preferred, students with scores of 60-79 (6.0 IELTS) can be accepted through EAP.