Salve Regina University Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Newport (RI)
  • Annual Tuition: $46,000
67% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/1/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Certain professors target students…especially those who went to the school and have experience that 99% of students. Do not EVER challenge certain professors!! They’ll have it out for you from that point in. Don’t have a DNP project idea yet! Expect to come up with one by like day ONE of the program…..worst educational experience if my life. Wish I had read these reviews but WILL be transferring. This school is a JOKE! Please don’t even waste your time, effort or money!!!!"
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is absolutely terrible, and I wish I saw a review that said this before I wasted my money here. I wanted to go to Salve Regina for my undergraduate career, but chose a more affordable option. When I decided to go for my Master's in Nursing I chose this school and I really wish I didn't. Don't choose this school unless you like wasting your money and getting absolutely nothing for it. The professors do nothing other than grade your assignments, so don't expect anything more. You will have online modules to look at, textbooks to read, quizzes to pass. The discussion boards are among yourself and students in your course who may or may not actually know what they're talking about so you really wont learn anything. Online school might be nice if you have rubrics and syllabi to go by right? Sure would! But these professors, they won't follow the rubric. They make it up each week so you can't be successful. They also have absolutely no understanding of how to use online teaching aids such as TurnItIn. I was given the grand HONOR of having 10% of my grade reduced simply because they don't know how to toggle on any settings and unfortunately, I have yet to figure out how to make a reference page including the titles of articles, authors, and URLs in my own word- my bad right?? Oh and if you reach out for help with anything, you pretty much get told that they did all they can do and you're on your own. If you want to be successful, choose literally anything but this place. Online school doesn't even allow you to have the one perk of the school- beachfront. Not worth it, don't waste your time, and do anything but this."
New NP
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Worst 3 years of my life. Program switched form hybrid (which was a waste of time but nice to see people in person) to 100% asynchronous online due to COVID. The program director who teaches all the clinical classes is awful. Everyone was confused regarding multiple things such as amount of required clinical hours, how to document clinical hours which the program director will change the amount each time she talks with you, and if there was a MSN project (the answer is yes). I had to find all my clinical preceptors and some students fell behind a semester because they were unable to find a preceptor. Everyone in my class was struggling to balance work and school to the point of tears at times. There were no lectures just your text book and online discussions which they grade on quantity rather than quality. My education was sub par. I mainly learned from my preceptors and studying for the boards afterwards. Lucky we had a 100% pass rate but that’s due to using Sarah Michele review. We started off as a class of 12 and only 6 of us graduated on time. The other instructors bedsides the program director are very nice and understanding. I don’t recommend this school even though it’s quite affordable. My advice is to go to an on campus school."
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"Salve Regina provides me a sense of community in every area on campus, from the classroom, to clubs and activities, to the residence halls. I have always been seen, heard, and valued. I can't imagine being anywhere else! When I am on campus, I truly am at home. The professors provide individualized experiences/opportunities and if you are willing to seek one out then there will be a professor on campus that will support those ideals and help you through the process. If you want to achieve excellence, this is the university for you!"
  • Reviewed: 4/15/2020
  • Degree: Special Education
"Choosing to attend Salve Regina University has been one of the best decisions that I've made! I love every aspect about Salve - from the academics to the extra-curricular activities, Salve is an all around great place to be. All of the professors are wonderful and put 100% effort into what they do. The small class sizes are really nice and have allowed me to develop relationships with all of my professors. Salve also has so many events that they put on for students. They host weekly events such as trivia nights, food trucks, movie nights, as well as bigger events, such as a carnival, comedy show, and a concert. Not only is Salve's campus beautiful but if you choose to attend Salve, you also get to enjoy the beautiful city of Newport and all that it has to offer! I would definitely recommend spending your college years at Salve Regina University!"
Wilmaris Ramos
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Rachel Correia
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I find the courses available on line provide the ease for a returning student to be able to participate in school from any location while allowing self paced work."
Karli Nunez
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"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!"
Janaina Dalben
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"It's a good program for those people who are older and already financially established who just wish to fulfill their dream of having a PhD"
William Jarvie
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2013
  • Degree: Business
"I'm just starting a graduate program at Salve Regina, and so far I've been impressed."
Marc Limata
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Pros: flexibility, quality, excellent professors, rated high by US News. Cons: hard to make connections and job network."