Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is
a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative
liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition that fosters the development
of each student's distinct and individual talents.
Salve Regina has one of the most beautiful and unique campuses in the
country and encompasses more than 80 acres. 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 structures of historic significance that have been sensitively
adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as
treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and
Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate
students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse
range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives,
extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural
and club sports.
Comprised of three interconnected components - the Core Curriculum, the major and elective courses - Salve Regina's curriculum reflects
the University mission and provides immeasurable opportunities for students to
customize their educational journey. By
providing breadth of study in the Core Curriculum and depth of study in the major, it seeks to prepare students
to become lifelong learners and
responsible, contributing citizens of both their local community and the world.
The undergraduate course of study at Salve Regina
is designed to further intellectual, social and
spiritual growth that will encourage students to seek wisdom and work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. The
University's graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the
unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and
personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and