Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
4-year Private university


Salve Regina University is a private institution established in 1934 with a suburban setting located at Newport. It is ranked 27 in Regional Universities North in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $47,930. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,190. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#27 in Regional University North
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1934
Selectivity Low
Size Small
2,190 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $47,930
Outstate Tuition Fee $47,930
Room and Board Fees $17,500
$47,513 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


70% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.6 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, DET Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$33,355 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$27,527 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $67,780
70% Students with need received Financial Aid
17.7% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Academic Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
OCHRE Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Students must apply to Salve Regina by the Nov. 1 Early Action deadline and meet the requirements for admission.
Students must have completed the online application by Dec. 1 and submit or schedule the below requirements for their major.
Recipients must major in music, theatre arts or studio art to renew the award.
Recipients must remain in good academic standing to renew the award.
Students will be notified of the decision of the scholarship committee by Jan. 31.


2,190 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
84% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
70% Students graduate within 6 years