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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?

736 Undergraduate Awards
$24,142 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Regent.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.

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Regent University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Regent has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#155 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#162 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#224 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Regent.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Human Resource Management Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Legal Professions (Other) Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Student Counseling Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Regent has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Value Colleges for Human Resource Management College Factual
#17 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Media Studies College Factual
#33 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#45 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#56 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#71 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

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 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Regent University  ( 430 to 580 )
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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 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Regent University  ( 19 to 27 )
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36

Can I Afford Regent University?

$24,142 Net Price
93% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Regent is $24,142. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

2,333 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,408 undergraduate students at Regent, with 2,333 being full-time and 2,075 being part-time.

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

There are also 5,957 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,333 full-time undergraduates at Regent, 39% are male and 61% 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 43
Black or African American 486
Hispanic or Latino 210
White 1,396
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 186

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Human Resource Management 0 30 2 82 105 219
Business Administration & Management 7 93 0 114 0 214
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 16 72 105 193
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 146 0 146
Student Counseling 0 0 17 98 16 131
Other Education 0 0 4 98 15 117
Communication & Media Studies 0 79 0 19 17 115
General Psychology 1 96 0 14 0 111
Educational Administration 0 0 65 9 3 77
Law 0 0 0 0 72 72
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 56 0 56
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 23 5 22 0 50
General English Literature 0 50 0 0 0 50
Special Education 0 0 0 48 0 48
Biblical Studies 0 45 3 0 0 48
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 39 0 44
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 43 0 43
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 34 0 8 0 43
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 43 0 0 0 43
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 19 21 40
Teaching English or French 0 0 11 27 0 38
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 0 28 0 37
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 30 0 30
Public Policy 0 25 3 0 0 28
Information Technology 0 21 0 0 0 21
Public Administration 0 0 1 19 0 20
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 18 0 0 1 19
Graphic Communications 0 17 0 0 0 17
Legal Support Services 0 17 0 0 0 17
Computer Information Systems 3 12 0 0 0 15
History 2 13 0 0 0 15
Accounting 0 12 0 0 0 12
Journalism 0 0 0 12 0 12
Biological & Physical Science 0 12 0 0 0 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 0 0 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 11 0 0 0 11
Religious Studies 10 0 1 0 0 11
International Relations & National Security 0 6 0 4 0 10
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 0 0 0 0 6
International Studies 0 6 0 0 0 6
Computer Science 0 5 0 0 0 5
Nursing 0 4 0 0 0 4
Religious Education 0 0 0 4 0 4
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 2 0 2
Marketing 0 2 0 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 0 0 2
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 2 0 0 2
Information Science 0 1 0 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 0 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 1 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 705 130 1,017 355 2,238

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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