Salve Regina University Reviews
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Salve Regina is a private university that was founded by the Sisters of Mercy. One of my favorite aspects of Salve was the Sisters of Mercy's 5 critical concerns: earth, immigration, racism, women, and non-violence. Throughout my education at Salve I was able to apply these five critical concerns to my studies and my experience in the school. The school did bring in a lot of key note speakers, including local members of our community to speak about issues such as racism, police brutality, and the general racial tensions that are occurring in our country today. Although there were some very rewarding experiences that I had as an undergrad, there were some things that I could not reconcile with while i was a student there. For example, I am a woman of color and one of the few woman of color on our campus. Diversity was a goal for our school, however it is very hard to achieve because the people is usually attracts; who tend to me non-minority. This is one of the main struggles of being a student at Salve, however, I used it as my main source of resistance and created spaces where students could feel welcomed, especially students of color. Salve is a great place to get lost in nature as it is right by the water and we are lucky enough to have the cliff walk where tourist from all over the world come to visit the old mansions and take a stroll around Salve's campus. Furthermore, although it is a Catholic Institution, Catholicism is not really enforced upon our student population. All religious affiliations are respected and honored at our school, which I truly appreciated.
Salve Regina is a liberal arts school that focuses on you as a whole. The classes are designed to improve who you are in every aspect from math to english to creative thinking in art classes. You are challenged yet supported by your professors in an open and welcoming environment which starts from the very first day you step on campus. A sense of community is strong on the Salve Regina campus with students supporting each other by attending sporting events, dance recitals, art shows, and class presentations. There are many different types of people that attend Salve Regina and they come together through clubs such as the Multicultural club, Surf club, the Environmental club, and many more. Everyone truly has a place at Salve Regina where they fit in, but also stand out in their special way contributing to the school and making it more unique. If you attend Salve Regina you will make some of the greatest friends and have some of the greatest experience of your life in the cozy town of Newport on the ocean side campus. If you are looking to make great friends, challenge yourself mentally, and are looking to be apart of an amazing positive community than Salve Regina is the place for you!