NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University has been designated one of the best colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review in its annual feature, “Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which was released this week.
“We’re pleased to recommend Salve Regina to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president of publishing. “We chose [Salve Regina] mainly for their excellent academic programs.”
The Princeton Review makes its recommendations based on feedback from students who are asked to rate their own schools on several issues – from the accessibility of their professors to quality of campus food – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.
Based on survey results for the Princeton Review’s 2011 report, Salve Regina students praised their institution for offering “an excellent Catholic education” with a “focus on global issues combined with an unbelievably beautiful setting and small campus.”
Students also reported that Salve Regina “emphasizes the importance of community service in conjunction with higher learning in a multitude of areas.”
Located alongside Newport’s mansion-lined Cliff Walk, the Salve Regina campus was deemed “an unbelievably beautiful setting … with an ocean view.” Students “get to live in mansions,” “find the academic experience challenging,” and “become better speakers, writers, and thinkers.”
Students also lauded the university for being very supportive and welcoming of other religions, where faculty members and administration are extremely accessible. “Your teachers really care about you, and your classmates become your best friends,” students reported.