Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Ave.
Newport, RI 02840-4192
(401) 341-2908
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Salve Regina University is a Catholic liberal arts college that was founded in Newport, R.I., in 1934. In 2011, Salve Regina University had an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the school 38th on their list of the top regional universities in the north. Its graduate-level programs in rehabilitation counseling were also recognized for their quality.

Programs Offered

Students who have a wide range of academic interests and career goals will find opportunities at Salve Regina University. Available majors include accounting, anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, English, environmental studies, history, marketing, mathematics, psychology, social work, special education, and studio art. Salve Regina University also provides online programs for students seeking more flexibility in earning their degree. The school offers online programs in administration of justice and homeland security, business administration, humanities, international relations, and management. Both fully online and hybrid courses are available to suit a student’s learning preferences.


Salve Regina University has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1956. Programs in art and design and nursing have also earned specialized accreditation.


Students interested in enrolling at Salve Regina University can submit their application online. In addition to the application, students need to pay a $50 application fee and send in official copies of their high school transcripts. SAT or ACT scores are also recommended for first-time freshman. In 2011, 70% of undergraduate applicants were admitted to the university. For more information about the procedures for transfer, graduate, or international students, we recommend you contact the admissions office directly.

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