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Salve Regina University Overview

Salve Regina University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Newport, Rhode Island. The suburban atmosphere of Newport makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Salve Regina University Known For?

2,087 Full-Time Undergraduates
$31,816 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Salve Regina is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Salve Regina.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Salve Regina bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $53,500 a year. That's about 31% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Salve Regina student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Salve Regina University Rankings

Salve Regina is ranked #413 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #6 out of 9 schools in Rhode Island.

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

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Salve Regina

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges 413
Best Colleges for International Students 501
Best Colleges for the Money 914
Best Colleges for Veterans 946
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,634

Where Is Salve Regina University?

Location of Salve Regina University

Contact details for Salve Regina are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4192
Phone: 401-847-6650

How Do I Get Into Salve Regina?

You can apply to Salve Regina online at:

Admission Requirements for Salve Regina

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Salve Regina?

72% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 72%, Salve Regina may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Can I Afford Salve Regina University?

$31,816 Net Price
91% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Salve Regina is $31,816. 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 Salve Regina

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,771 $24,322 $27,592 $29,515 $37,689

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

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Salve Regina, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $9,580 a year. That adds up to $38,320 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Salve Regina is 2.8%. 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.

Salve Regina University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,087 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,180 undergraduate students at Salve Regina, with 2,087 being full-time and 93 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Salve Regina

There are also 643 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,087 full-time undergraduates at Salve Regina, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Salve Regina

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Salve Regina Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 144
White 1,713
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 130

Geographic Diversity

Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Salve Regina University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Salve Regina. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and El Salvador.

Online Learning at Salve Regina University

216 Took All Classes Online
566 Took At Least One Class Online
29.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Salve Regina. In 2017-2018, 566 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 3rd most popular in Rhode Island for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Salve Regina

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Salve Regina University was 29.1%. This is the #718 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Salve Regina regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 1%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 20%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 5%
Liberal Arts General Studies 5%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 43%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Relations & National Security #4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #10
Human Resource Management #26
Social Sciences #32
Health & Medical Administrative Services #74
Criminal Justice & Corrections #85
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #86
Liberal Arts General Studies #86
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #93
Business Administration & Management #196
Health Professions #212
Business, Management & Marketing #245

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%.

Salve Regina University Majors

In 2017-2018, Salve Regina University awarded 1,116 undergraduate degrees and 520 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 17 0 0
Area Studies 0 2 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 54 93 0
Chemistry 0 6 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 27 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 13 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 45 47 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 0 0
Economics 0 8 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 25 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 10 0 0
General Biology 0 39 0 0
General English Literature 0 15 0 0
General Psychology 0 34 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 9 30 0
Historic Preservation 0 6 0 0
History 0 14 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 18 0
International Studies 0 7 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 1 12
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 2 0
Marketing 0 34 0 0
Mathematics 0 6 0 0
Music 0 3 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 5 0 0
Nursing 0 89 5 2
Other Psychology 0 0 6 0
Philosophy 0 8 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 9 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 17 0
Religious Studies 0 3 0 0
Romance Languages 0 6 0 0
Social Work 0 15 0 0
Sociology 0 7 0 0
Special Education 0 14 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 47 0 0
Total 0 1,116 492 28


*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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