Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University is a private, coeducational institution located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It was founded in the year 1934 by the Sisters of Mercy. The college campus consists of more than 40 buildings which spread across an area of 75 acres. The university offers over 40 majors, several graduate and undergraduate certificate programs, and master degrees. The student body consists of national and international students from more than 40 states in the U.S. and 15 nations worldwide.

Salve Regina University's athletics department fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the NCAA Division III level and are a member of the New England Football Conference (NEFC) and the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Seahawks, and they participate in softball, tennis, baseball, and basketball.

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Contacting Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport , RI 02840-4192
General Phone: (401) 847-6650

Salve Regina University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management170business, business management, accounting, finance, management science, marketing
Liberal Arts112American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, historic preservation and conservation, anthropology, economics, ...
Education and Teaching78special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling64psychology, counseling psychology
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and safety
Science16biology, chemistry
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Family and Social Work15human services, social work
Medical Administration14health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6vocational counseling
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Media3media studies

Number of programs and degrees for Salve Regina University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree47435
Associate's degree03
Master's degree1378
Post-master's certificate112
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship51
Postbaccalaureate certificate157

Salve Regina University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Salve Regina University had a total enrollment of 2,689 students (2,579 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 32%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 37%
20-21 33%
22-24 7%
25-29 4%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey11%
Rhode Island10%
New York10%
New Hampshire5%
(International Students)1%

Salve Regina University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %

Salve Regina University Room and Board (2007)

Salve Regina University offers campus housing for 1,211 of its 2,579 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Newport, Rhode Island for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Rhode Island Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Salve Regina University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500580
SAT Math510590
SAT Writing510600
ACT Verbal2126
ACT Math2125
ACT Composite2225

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Salve Regina University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,150
Room and board $ 10,700
Room charge $ 7,276
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,424
Books and supplies $ 3,250
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Salve Regina University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 341100)

Salve Regina University Faculty

Salve Regina University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$88,70921$86,488
Associate professoracademic year17$70,40916$69,636
Assistant professoracademic year12$57,0389$56,914
Instructoracademic year1*7$49,034
Lectureracademic year7$57,41411$49,737
All faculty totalacademic year55$71,38164$67,703

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Salve Regina University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Football Conference
Basketball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Baseball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Track Commonwealth Coast Conference

Salve Regina University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Salve Regina University Apart:

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Top 17%Salve Regina University % of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 19%Salve Regina University % of degrees in fine arts

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