Salve Regina University Athletics - Why Salve Regina?
The Salve Regina Campus
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Salve Regina University, a private, non-profit institution, opened in 1947. Its 76-acre campus borders the famed Cliff Walk in one of Newport, Rhode Island’s historic districts. Offering what the National Trust for Historic Preservation has described as a “tour of the great architectural works of the Gilded Age,” the campus is set on seven contiguous estates and features 21 historic structures that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
A Salve Regina Snapshot
• Salve Regina means “Hail, Holy Queen”
• Salve Regina draws a student body of 2,578 students from 35 states and more than 15 countries
• The faculty-student ratio is 1:14 and the average class size is 15 to 20
• Salve Regina’s challenging liberal arts curriculum offers more than 40 majors, seven Master’s degree programs, and a dozen graduate and undergraduate certificate programs
• Salve Regina offers numerous study abroad programs, and in recent years students have studied in more than 15 different nations
• Salve Regina opened its doors to 58 women in 1947 and became co-educational in 1973
• “Seahawk” nickname, adopted in 1996, currently applies to 19 varsity sports teams
Deadlines for Spring 2012:
Freshman and Transfer: December 1, 2011
Deadlines for Fall 2012:
Early action (non-binding): November 1, 2011
Regular action: February 1, 2012
Transfer: March 1, 2012
• Admission to Salve Regina is competitive. We receive
approximately 5,500 applications a year for an incoming class of
575. In the past three years, our acceptance rate has averaged at
• We review everything that we ask you to submit: your high school transcript, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities. Evaluating all of these factors helps us to select which students best fit Salve Regina academically and personally. Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is required for Nursing and Education applicants and is optional for all other programs.
• The tuition fee for 2010–2011 is $31,250. Approximately 75 percent of students receive some form of aid, including grants, work-study, loans and outside scholarships.
• For more information, contact the admission office at 800-GOSALVE (401-341-2908 outside the U.S.) or e-mail email@example.com.
The Recruiting Process
If you are interested in competing for one of Salve Regina's 19 varsity programs, your first step should be to contact the respective head coach, who will send a recruiting questionnaire or direct you to Salve Regina's online recruiting forms.
You should also begin the application process. While there is no formula for gaining admission to Salve Regina, successful applicants present strong academic credentials, evidence of highly developed talents or interests, motivation and character.
The Salve Regina Admissions Office can answer most of your questions regarding the application process.