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Salve Regina University

Newport, RI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

Salve Regina University Admissions

If you are applying to Salve Regina University, the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who apply to Salve Regina University for fall semester should hear back from Salve Regina University by December 25.

Salve Regina University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Salve Regina University's admissions stats.

Salve Regina University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 21%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist Yes

Salve Regina University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Salve Regina University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 25

Applying Early to Salve Regina University?

Salve Regina University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Salve Regina University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 25.

The early decision acceptance rate at Salve Regina University is 71%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 73%.

Salve Regina University accepts approximately 79% of early action applicants and 73% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Salve Regina University admitted 17 of the 24 students who applied early decision. Last year, Salve Regina University admitted 2,76 of the 3,483 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Salve Regina University Admissions

Transferring to Salve Regina University

For more information on transferring to Salve Regina University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Salve Regina University

In 2022, Salve Regina University waitlisted 335 students and 51 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 25 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does Salve Regina University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Salve Regina University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Salve Regina University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Salve Regina University for more information on admission factors.

Salve Regina University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Salve Regina University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Salve Regina University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.7
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Salve Regina University?

Students admitted to Salve Regina University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Salve Regina University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Salve Regina University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 15%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 11%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Salve Regina University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Salve Regina University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Salve Regina University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 21% of Salve Regina University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Salve Regina University?

To be competitive with other Salve Regina University applicants, you should strive to score between 1140 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Salve Regina University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Salve Regina University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Salve Regina University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Salve Regina University?

To be most competitive at Salve Regina University, you should strive to earn between 26.5 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Salve Regina University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 26.5 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Salve Regina University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.5.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Salve Regina University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Salve Regina University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Salve Regina University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Salve Regina University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Salve Regina University.

Does Salve Regina University accept transfer credits?

✅ Salve Regina University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Salve Regina University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Salve Regina University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Salve Regina University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Salve Regina University?

❌ No, Salve Regina University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Salve Regina University's acceptance rate?

✅ Salve Regina University has an acceptance rate of 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Salve Regina University?

✅ Salve Regina University's early decision acceptance rate was 71% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Salve Regina University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Salve Regina University was 79% in 2021.

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Salve Regina University Application Deadline

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Salve Regina University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1250


Math SAT Range

560 - 630


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

Salve Regina University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Salve Regina University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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