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Undergrad Profile

A Catholic University in Greater Boston

Small classes, personalized support, championship-winning teams, and an institutional commitment to service give Regis students plenty of opportunities to make their mark on the campus, in the city of Boston, and around the world. 

Regis is a premier university that offers an array of innovative, in-demand degree programs in communication, business, nursing, engineering, health professions, education, and more. Located just 12 miles from Boston, Regis offers dynamic opportunities for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students.

Matt Norton is one of many Regis students who take advantage of the opportunities on campus. In his first year, Matt became an admission office ambassador, a campus tour guide, student-athlete for the Regis Pride cross-country team, and an orientation leader—all while pursuing his degree in Public Health.

“This is such a great place for me because I get to be involved in so many things,” says Matt, who currently serves as president of the Student Government Association. “I don’t think I’d ever get to do so much at a big school.”

Hands-on experience
Nursing major Justine Murphy’s Regis experience includes clinicals at some of the top Boston hospitals. Justine is working with maternity and pediatric patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She credits the Nursing program at Regis for its excellent placement opportunities and strong connections to major hospitals in Boston. She also serves as an RA to first-year students, participates in international service trips, and studied abroad during the summer in Ireland.

Jonathan Drapinski pursued an international internship while studying abroad in London. The Communication major worked for a film events company doing digital marketing. He had the opportunity to do social media marketing, photography, and videography as well as seek sponsorships.
“It allowed me to see the inner workings of a company on the other side of the world. I’m so happy I had this global experience,” Jonathan says. He hopes to work in documentary film-making or marketing after graduation. “With my Regis education and work experiences, I know I’m going places in life.” 

Academic and financial support
Senior Christian Thomas has big plans. The Biology and Psychology student dreams of attending medical school after Regis. He became interested in the medical field while working as an EMT. Christian credits the professors at Regis for being instrumental in providing him with career guidance and internship opportunities. When asked to name his favorite professor, Christian struggles to pick just one. 

“That’s honestly the toughest question because it changes year to year. All of my professors have helped me so much,” Christian says. “And that includes giving guidance outside the classroom. It’s definitely tough to narrow it down to one staff member.”

Like the majority of students, Christian receives financial assistance from the school to finance his education. Regis is committed to empowering students through education and to making education affordable. More than 90% of incoming students receive merit scholarships or need-based aid directly from Regis. Christian recognizes the importance this financial support plays.

“I think the biggest reason why I came to Regis was the generous amount of financial aid I got,” Christian says. “I think that really helped my parents out financially and mentally because if you know that your child is taken care of financially, you can relax a little bit, knowing that they’re going to get a good education and it’s not going to break the bank.”

Committed to service
The Sisters of St. Joseph founded Regis in 1927 with a set of core values. They include caring for the dear neighbor and welcoming all without distinction. 

An annual service trip to Peru epitomizes those values. Students map out budgets and plan fundraisers for the Peru trips. They practice their language, nursing, and teaching skills as well as manage logistics as part of a team. Each night they gather for prayer and reflection about the day’s events and connections they have made. And something transformative happens: students travel to Peru to help others and ultimately end up gaining so much from the experience.

Global perspective
The Peru trip is just one of the many ways for students to explore the world around them. Another popular initiative, funded by a Regis benefactor, is a semester-long global studies course featuring two-week trips to places like China, Kenya, Switzerland, Italy, and France.

Jeff Parrish, a Math Education and Business Management major and a member of the Regis soccer and tennis teams, treasures his global experience. In fact, after graduating in 2014, he returned to Africa to launch 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.

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




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

Generous financial aid
Every student who applies to Regis is automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Nearly 90% of entering freshmen receive aid from Regis; the average annual award totals nearly $20,000. And that’s not including any state or federal aid for which a student may qualify.

Internships and careers
Ninety-seven percent of the Class of 2015 had secured professional employment or were enrolled in graduate school six months after graduation. Regis interns and recent 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.

Majors and minors
Regis offers 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 as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

Honors Program
The Regis Honors Program provides challenging learning experiences and a
supportive network. Students in the Honors program live together on the same floor and study together in classes.

Cutting-edge technology
Regis is revolutionizing the campus
experience. The entire campus is fully wired with Wi-Fi and as part of a nationally acclaimed program, every incoming student receives an iPad. Regis also has Fit Bikes in the library for students who would like to work out and study at the same time. Several state-of-the-art computer labs on campus ensure that Regis students have access to technology at their fingertips.