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Regent University Overview

Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Regent University is a private not-for-profit institution. Virginia Beach is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Regent University Known For?

2,263 Full-Time Undergraduates
$18,403 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Regent.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.

Regent University Rankings

Regent landed the #856 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 48 colleges in Virginia, it is ranked at #29.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Regent has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Regent

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 99
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 224
Best Colleges for the Money 238
Best Colleges for Diversity 298
Best Colleges for International Students 788
Best Colleges 856

Where Is Regent University?

Location of Regent University

Contact details for Regent are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-352-4127
Website: https://www.regent.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/regentuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RegentU

How Do I Get Into Regent?

You can apply to Regent online at: https://www.regent.edu/apply-now/

Admission Requirements for Regent

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Regent?

78% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
42% Submit SAT Scores
Regent has an acceptance rate of 78%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 42% of students accepted to Regent submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 430 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Regent University  ( 500 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Regent University  ( 430 to 580 )
200
800
Regent received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 29. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Regent University  ( 20 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Regent University  ( 17 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Regent University  ( 19 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Regent University?

$18,403 Net Price
93% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Regent is $18,403. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Regent

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,740 $15,984 $17,685 $21,117 $19,995

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Regent, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $6,423 a year. That adds up to $25,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Regent is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Regent University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,263 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,279 undergraduate students at Regent, with 2,263 being full-time and 2,016 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Regent

There are also 5,209 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,263 full-time undergraduates at Regent, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Regent

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Regent University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Regent Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 484
Hispanic or Latino 198
White 1,352
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 185

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Regent University. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at Regent. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nigeria, and Singapore.

Online Learning at Regent University

7,682 Took All Classes Online
8,965 Took At Least One Class Online
22.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 32 bachelor’s degree and 37 master’s degree programs available online at Regent. In 2017-2018, 8,965 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Regent has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Regent

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Regent University was 22.3%. This is the #58 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Regent regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Regent majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 42%
Biblical Studies 6%
Business Administration & Management 9%
Business, Management & Marketing 14%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 10%
Computer & Information Sciences 60%
Computer Information Systems 33%
Computer Science 60%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 53%
Curriculum & Instruction 19%
English Language & Literature 30%
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 20%
General English Literature 30%
General Psychology 6%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 55%
Health Professions 17%
History 13%
History 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 53%
Human Resource Management 16%
Information Technology 76%
International Relations & National Security 80%
International Studies 50%
Journalism 8%
Legal Professions 9%
Legal Professions (Other) 1%
Legal Support Services 59%
Mental & Social Health Services 7%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 14%
Nursing 25%
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 7%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 36%
Political Science & Government 18%
Psychology 7%
Public Administration & Social Service 6%
Public Policy 14%
Religious Studies 36%
Social Sciences 30%
Student Counseling 21%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 53%
Theological & Ministerial Studies 18%
Theology & Religious Vocations 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Regent ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Regent.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Missionary Studies #1
Journalism #1
Public Policy #2
Legal Research #2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #2
Teaching English or French #2
Student Counseling #2
International Relations & National Security #2
Biblical Studies #3
Teacher Education Subject Specific #3
Political Science & Government #3
Special Education #4
History #4
History #4
Theological & Ministerial Studies #4
Theology & Religious Vocations #6
International Business #6
Marketing #7
Visual & Performing Arts #8
Communication & Media Studies #9
Legal Professions #10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #11
Communication & Journalism #11
Social Sciences #12
Teacher Education Grade Specific #12
Public Administration & Social Service #13
Educational Administration #13
Human Resource Management #15
Psychology #17
Education #20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #21
Criminal Justice & Corrections #21
Business, Management & Marketing #35

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Regent University Majors

In 2017-2018, Regent University awarded 1,472 undergraduate degrees and 2,744 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 12 0 0
Biblical Studies 0 45 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 12 0 0
Business Administration & Management 7 93 114 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 19 21
Communication & Media Studies 0 79 19 17
Computer Information Systems 3 12 0 0
Computer Science 0 5 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 34 8 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 43 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 28 0
Educational Administration 0 0 9 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 2 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 30 0
General English Literature 0 50 0 0
General Psychology 1 96 14 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 1 0
Graphic Communications 0 17 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 0
History 2 13 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 30 82 105
Information Science 0 1 0 0
Information Technology 0 21 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 3 0
International Relations & National Security 0 6 4 0
International Studies 0 6 0 0
Journalism 0 0 12 0
Law 0 0 0 72
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 146 0
Legal Support Services 0 17 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 0 0 0
Marketing 0 2 0 0
Mathematics 0 3 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 56 0
Nursing 0 4 0 0
Other Education 0 0 98 15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 11 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 43 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 5 39 0
Public Administration 0 0 19 0
Public Policy 0 25 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 4 0
Religious Studies 10 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 48 0
Student Counseling 0 0 98 16
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 18 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 23 22 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 27 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 72 105
Total 62 1,410 2,034 710

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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