Learn, lead, make a difference
At Salve Regina University, our capacity for compassion and service unite our campus pursuit of a more just and merciful world. Our long-established Sisters of Mercy and Catholic liberal arts traditions broaden minds, appreciate differences, and celebrate the exploration of purpose and potential. The stunning beauty and historic charm of Newport and our distinctive coastal campus serve as a one-of-a-kind backdrop for academic inspiration and imagination. At Salve Regina, we journey together with a desire to serve others and a willingness to overcome adversity and change as we strive to continuously deliver a modern and meaningful approach to academic discovery, teaching, and learning.
Since our founding Sisters of Mercy welcomed the first class in 1947, we’ve grown to a community of more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.
Salve Regina empowers students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives, and athletic teams. With 46 majors, 42 minors, and options to pursue combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees, we offer today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders unlimited opportunities to discover their passions and purpose. Our liberal arts and professional programs transform students through innovative experiential learning, faculty-mentored research, and academic exploration. With dedicated faculty and small classes that deliver a big impact, our students develop the skills required to grow and succeed in a global landscape.
Our vibrant campus community offers endless possibilities through an extraordinary academic experience. See where the world will take you at Salve Regina.