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Salve Regina University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

89 Undergraduate Degrees
7 Graduate Degrees
$40,350 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
72% Acceptance Rate

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Salve Regina University Rankings

Salve Regina is ranked #71 out of 1,284 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 3 schools in Rhode Island.

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.

Salve Regina has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#60 Best Nursing Bachelor’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 Salve Regina.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#42 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Salve Regina has an acceptance rate of 72%, 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 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?

$40,350 Net Price
91% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Salve Regina is $40,350. 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 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

2,091 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,167 undergraduate students at Salve Regina, with 2,091 being full-time and 76 being part-time.

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

There are also 604 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,091 full-time undergraduates at Salve Regina, 35% are male and 65% 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 25
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 146
White 1,712
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 131

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 #425 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Salve Regina regardless of major.

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 89 0 0 89
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 5 2 7
TOTAL 89 5 2 96


*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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