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Undergrad Profile

The path to success begins just 12 miles from Boston.

“Because I get to . . . ” 
Ask a student what they love most about their Regis experience, and the response often begins with that phrase.

Small classes, personalized support, close proximity to Boston, and an institutional commitment to service give Regis students plenty of opportunities to make their mark on the campus, around the corner, and around the world.

Regis is a small university with a wide range of academic programs in communication, business, education, health professions, nursing, science, and more. Coupled with a nationally acclaimed initiative providing all incoming students with iPad computers that they get to keep, Regis offers big opportunities for undergraduate students (and for master’s and doctoral students as well).

Take Matt Norton, for example. In his very first year, Matt became an admission office ambassador, a campus tour guide, and an orientation leader—all while pursuing his studies. Today Matt is president of the Student Government Association.

“This is such a great place for me, because I get to be involved in so many things,” says Matt, a public health major with plans for a career in nursing. “I just don’t think I’d ever get to do so much at a big school.”

Hands-on experience
Or take political science major Giselle Rodriguez. Her Regis experience includes internships with the Massachusetts State Police and the Massachusetts State Senate. All the while, she is excelling in her studies, active in campus activities . . . and even dabbling in acting (she was an extra in a recent Hollywood blockbuster movie).

Meanwhile, Victoria Rapsis got to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher, working with a classroom of youngsters at a nearby elementary school as a student teacher and preparing for a full-time career in education.

Academic and financial support
Jessica Nguyen got the opportunity to complete her undergraduate degree in just three years. Now she’s pursuing a master’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston after also being admitted to graduate programs at two Ivy League schools and a major technology institute. 

“Our professors work so hard for us, and my academic advisor convinced me to aim high,” says Jessica, who, like the majority of Regis students, received generous financial assistance from the school to enable her undergraduate education. “Receiving a scholarship makes you realize that others believe in your abilities and that you shouldn’t doubt your own potential. You can do all these things you never imagined.”

Faith and service
There is another phrase commonly heard across the Regis campus, one that speaks to the very essence of the institution and the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, who founded the school in 1927 on a large estate property in suburban Weston: “We belong to something bigger.”
An annual service trip to Peru epitomizes not only that sentiment but the entire Regis experience as well, touching on every aspect of academic, social, and spiritual life.

Students map out budgets and plan fundraisers for the Peru trips. They tote their iPads to Peru to photograph one another with village children and create videos and blogs to share their experiences. They practice their language, nursing, and teaching skills; manage logistics; and work in teams. Each night they gather for prayer and reflection on the day’s events and connections they have made. And every single year, something transformative happens: students go there to be helpful—and end up feeling like it was mutual.

Global perspectives
The Peru trip is just one of many ways for students to “belong to something bigger,” to explore the world around them. Another immensely popular initiative, funded entirely by a close friend and benefactor of Regis, is a semester-long global studies course featuring two-week trips to locales such as China, Kenya, Switzerland, Italy, and France.

Jeff Parrish, a math education and business management major and a member of Regis’s Division III soccer and tennis teams, was so moved by the experience that upon graduation in 2014, he returned to Africa to launch—and equip—a soccer program for Kenyan children. He’s now pursuing a master’s degree at Regis and working in the Center for Ministry and Service.

For students interested in study abroad, Regis has affiliations with universities in London, Rome, Ireland, and Japan and a growing list of opportunities elsewhere in the world.

Big enough to lead, small enough to care
So come to Regis, a small university full of big opportunities for learning, leadership, service, study abroad, internships and career counseling, intercollegiate athletics, and much more. 


1,000 full-time undergraduate students; 1,000 master’s and doctoral students

iPads for all
All full-time Regis students receive iPads upon arriving on campus and keep them upon graduating. The iPads enhance teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom, and students love them for personal use as well.

Generous financial aid
Nearly 90% of entering freshmen receive aid from Regis; the average annual award totals nearly $20,000. And that’s apart from any state or federal aid for which a student may qualify.

Internships and careers
Regis interns and new graduates are landing positions at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, J.P. Morgan, New England Sports Network (NESN), and many other prominent organizations around Boston and beyond.

Majors and minors
More than 30 programs in nursing, health and human services, science,
liberal arts and education, business, communication, and social sciences

Fast track to a master’s
Regis students can earn combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years. Programs include communication, education, health administration, nursing, and applied behavior analysis.

Leadership in nursing education
Regis is designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by
the National League for Nursing.

Regis students can take courses at nearby Babson College, Bentley University, and Boston College.

3+3 in law
A partnership with Western New England University’s School of Law allows Regis students to earn bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.