Salve’s ranking climbs among nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report

Salve Regina’s ranking among the best institutions of higher education in the United States climbed nine places from the previous year in an annual survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

 In the 2019 edition of U.S. News’ Best College rankings, Salve Regina was ranked 28th among Regional Universities – North, which includes colleges and universities in New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic states. Additionally, the University ranked 13th in the magazine’s “Best Colleges for Veterans” category and 42nd in its “Best Value Schools” category.

 According to the magazine’s methodology, regional colleges and universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate and some master’s degrees, with fewer than half of those degrees granted in liberal arts disciplines. Salve Regina also offers a doctoral program in the humanities, nursing and a fully online doctoral program in international relations.

 A “Best College for Veterans,” Salve Regina is certified for the GI Bill, participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and has consistently enrolled a minimum of 20 veterans and active service members.

To determine which colleges and universities offer the best value for students, U.S. News takes into account both academic quality and cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the U.S. News ranking. 

U.S. News annually rates more than 1,800 colleges and universities on 16 indicators of academic excellence including first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. This year, the methodology expanded to take into account additional social mobility indicators. 


  1. James Schoenhaar says:

    I would happily choose Salve again! Absolutely OUTSTANDING University!

  2. Mark Whelan says:

    My wife Monica Whelan, my Daughter Michelle and my cousin, Sandra Beauton Ciarelegio all are successful graduates of Salve Regina University!

  3. Abraham Jorge says:

    I am very grateful for the opportunity that Salve Regina and Naval War College offered me to obtain the Master in International Relations of such a distinguished University, which I recommend to other graduates of naval war college, this program gave me the opportunity to learn about subjects related to the economy, the social sciences, philosophy and humanity, which have served me in my career as a naval officer in the Dominican Republic.
    Thank you very much to the president as well as the members of the Faculty

  4. Daniel G DAtri says:

    I am also extremely thankful for both the VA and of course, SRU. The VA for programs dedicated for veterans in search for higher education and Salve for supporting me, as a veteran. Salve has an incredible staff and, of course, the most beautiful campus.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel D’Atri MS (Salve!)

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