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Study at 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 Enrolment 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.

Profile of Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University is located in a large suburb, in Newport, RI. The school is officially a Roman Catholic school. Salve Regina University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at Salve Regina University often study fine arts and security and law enforcement.

Salve Regina University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 510 to 600 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 590 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Salve Regina University tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 2, 689 students (2, 361 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Salve Regina University serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Salve Regina University does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Commonwealth Coast Conference and New England Football Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The Mission of Salve Regina University As a community that welcomes people of all beliefs, Salve Regina University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, seeks wisdom and promotes universal justice. The university through teaching and research prepares men and women for responsible lives by imparting and expanding knowledge, developing skills, and cultivating enduring values. Through liberal arts and professional programs, students develop their abilities for thinking clearly and creatively, enhance their capacity for sound judgment, and prepare for the challenge of learning throughout their lives. In keeping with the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, and recognizing that all people are stewards of Gods creation, the university encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. "

Salve Regina University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management143business management, management science, marketing, accounting, finance, business
Liberal Arts99international relations, English, historic preservation and conservation, political science, American studies, anthropology, history, economics, . . .
Education and Teaching95special ed, early childhood education, secondary teaching, elementary school teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine63registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling53Counselling psychology, psychology
Security and Law Enforcement50criminal justice and safety
Science21biology, chemistry
Fine Arts19fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical administration12health care administration
Family and Social Work10social work, human services
Media8media studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4vocational Counselling
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Engineering Technician2biomedical tech
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-4192

General Phone: (401) 847-6650


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