International students choose Salve for the same great reasons that U.S. students do: great teaching, great facilities and great location.

One of America’s 50 Most Beautiful Colleges (Condé Nast Traveler), Salve’s historic campus overlooks the Atlantic Ocean in Newport, Rhode Island, home of world-class sailing, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and iconic music festivals – 1½ hours from Boston.

The University has 2,700 students from 20 countries, a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and 40 academic programs with internships, research opportunities and combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees including a five-year MBA. In addition, there are 70+ student organizations, performance groups, community service programs and 20 intercollegiate teams.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 68%
  • Average ACT range: 24-28
  • Average SAT range: 1110-1240
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include:  Accounting/Finance; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Criminal Justice; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Engineering (3+2); Education; English; Environmental Sciences; History; International Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Medical Sciences; Nursing; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $66,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Equestrian; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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