Salve Regina University Admissions

Salve Regina University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 68 percent, admissions at Salve Regina University are fairly open. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to get in. Those interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application (which can be filled out and submitted online), official transcripts of high school work, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.

For more information about these requirements, be sure to visit the school's admission web pages. Also, if you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the admissions office at the school. You can calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • Salve Regina University Acceptance Rate: 68 percent
  • Test Scores: Salve Regina is now test-optional)
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Salve Regina University Description

Founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Mercy, Salve Regina University is a Catholic university with an attractive 80-acre waterfront campus in the Ochre Point-Cliffs National Historic District of Newport, Rhode Island. Students come from 35 states and 16 countries with about 15 percent coming from Rhode Island.

Undergraduates can choose from 46 majors among which professional fields such as nursing, business, and criminal justice are quite popular. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio. In athletics, the Salve Regina Seahawks compete in the NCAA Division II Commonwealth Coast Conference for most sports. Football competes in the New England Football Conference. The university fields 19 intercollegiate varsity sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,746 (2,124 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 30 percent male / 70 percent female
  • 93 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,820
  • Books: $1400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,650
  • Other Expenses: $2,300
  • Total Cost: $55,170

Salve Regina University Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 75 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,548
    • Loans: $10,313

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English Communications, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Special Education
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Lacrosse

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics