Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

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Undergrad International Catholic

Learn, lead, make a difference

Since its founding Sisters of Mercy welcomed the first class in 1947, Salve Regina University has grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward its mission to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Salve Regina is committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of its bright and curious students.

Exceptional academic offerings founded in the liberal arts tradition prepare graduates to make their unique contribution to the world. With 40+ majors, dozens of minors, and combined bachelor's/master's programs, undergraduate students have ample opportunities to chart their own path. With the Salve Compass program serving as the cornerstone to the undergraduate experience, expert faculty and staff inspire students to seek new experiences through career exploration, mentorship, and experiential learning.

Salve Regina’s supportive community fosters positive relationships, fuels enthusiasm, and inspires passionate pursuits. Every day, students nourish their creativity through lively student organizations, thoughtful community service, study abroad opportunities and exciting Division III athletics. With 70 student organizations and 20 varsity sports teams on campus, there are opportunities for everyone to lead, grow and explore.

Located in historic Newport, Rhode Island, Salve Regina’s distinctive campus features an excellent mix of urban conveniences alongside stunning coastal scenery. From historically significant buildings to events that encourage peer collaboration, campus housing allows students to experience this tight-knit community.

Salve Regina’s vibrant campus offers endless possibilities through an extraordinary academic experience. See where the world will take you when you arrive at Salve Regina.


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Ranked #28 among “Best Regional Colleges in the North” with recognition for Undergraduate Teaching and Best Value | U.S. News & World Report

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Included as one of The 388 Best Colleges | The Princeton Review

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Named one of the “50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America” | Conde Nast Traveler

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Named a 2021 “Hidden Gem” college | College Raptor

Salve Regina's Mission

As a community that welcomes people of all beliefs, Salve Regina University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, seeks wisdom and promotes universal justice. The University, through teaching and research, prepares men and women for responsible lives by imparting and expanding knowledge, developing skills, and cultivating enduring values. Through liberal arts and professional programs, students develop their abilities for thinking clearly and creatively, enhance their capacity for sound judgment, and prepare for the challenge of learning throughout their lives. In keeping with the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, and recognizing that all people are stewards of God’s creation, the University encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Would I do it all over again? Definitely. Because every experience has brought me to this point—everything that happened at Salve, everything that I learned, and everything that I’m learning now. I couldn’t be more grateful for my time at Salve.”

    • Noe Mercado ’14
      Medical researcher for the coronavirus vaccine
  • “If I hadn’t jumped into all that Salve offered, I wouldn’t be in the position that I am as someone with only two years of experience in a position that usually requires 10 years of experience. You’ll find professors that are going to really help you excel.”

    • Thomas Wagner ’18, ’19 (MS)
      Cyber security officer at Lockheed Martin
  • “A lot of the classes and the focus was, ‘How can we teach you to be a global citizen—what it means to be human?’ I formed my teaching values, and that’s something that I can directly attribute to my time at Salve.”

    • Leeanne Soprano ’13
      Spanish teacher in Rhode Island
  • “I’ve mentored students at big universities, and their entire academic schedule is devoted to science. At Salve, I took courses in philosophy and literature, and I was introduced to other conversations like environmental justice. It helped me become a complete student.”

    • Dr. Gabrielle Corradino ’11
      Interior climate science fellow with National Geographic