Regis is boldly empowering the next generation of leaders to change lives. A coed, Catholic university founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, Regis offers innovative programs in the arts and sciences, business and communication, health sciences, and nursing.
A foundation in the liberal arts ensures that Regis students are well rounded and forward thinking. The university offers more than 30 academic majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. It’s with such a varied selection that Regis prepares its students for careers all across high-demand fields, including business, education, healthcare, and public service. Internships, clinical placements, student teaching, and research opportunities allow students to integrate their skills and the knowledge developed over the course of their studies into real-world experiences. Ninety-seven percent of the class of 2017 had secured professional employment or were enrolled in graduate school six months after graduation.
Regis provides a student-centered environment with a focus on highly personalized support and education for all students. The wide range of clubs, organizations, and opportunities offered reflect the strong diversity in the student body. More than 31 states and seven countries are represented in the student body.
Get to know Regis College
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Literary magazine
- Radio station
- Student government
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
The honors program at Regis provides qualified students with an intellectually stimulating and challenging academic experience that extends beyond the classroom. In addition to taking honors-level courses, students extend their qualities as leaders through a variety of service-learning projects, workshops, and discussions with renowned faculty and alumni. Admitted first-year applicants are encouraged to join this prestigious cohort of students if they achieve a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 as well as either a combined SAT math and reading scores of at least 1100 or an ACT composite score of 24. Current Regis students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their first year are also invited to join.
Whether students are interested in a semester-, academic year-, or week-long trip, the Office of Global Connections provides personalized support to ensure they have an enriching global experience.
Regis is directly affiliated with Regents University in London, England; University College Cork in Cork, Ireland; John Cabot University in Rome; Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan; Ulster University in Dublin; University of Nicosia in Cyprus; and University of Aysen in Chile.
Students can also participate in faculty-led programs that supplement specific coursework. These trips range from one to three weeks and have taken place in Italy, England, Cuba, and Belize.
“Studying abroad in Ireland was an unbelievable experience. I was involved in several clubs at the University College of Cork, from astronomy to law to political science. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity.” – Taylor Garner ‘19 | Hometown: Richmond, VT | Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities – Politics and Global Studies | Minor: International Relations
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE
Regis students are encouraged to serve the community both on and off campus, working with the Center for Ministry and Service to take on different service-learning and community-engagement trips. They regularly participate in awareness and fundraising events; work at shelters for the homeless and women and children; assist at Greater Boston Food Bank; and make an annual spring break trip to Villa El Salvador, Peru, and Jonestown, Mississippi, to experience service as well as culture and spirituality.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 17%
White, non-Hispanic: 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 15%
THE LEARNING COMMONS FOR ACADEMIC STUDENT SUPPORT
Regis students are invited to participate in various opportunities offered through the Learning Commons. They can take advantage of helpful tutoring services, academic coaching, learning strategy workshops, and various learning communities to promote their academic, personal, and professional growth alike. As a team, the staff helps students develop habits that will enable them to become resilient, curious, and successful lifelong learners.
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) is an essential part of all incoming students’ fall semester. FYS introduces new students to the Regis history and heritage, builds their academic and social skills, engages them in a variety of co-curricular experiences, and immerses them in a challenge-based and community-building learning project. The Seminar is taught by passionate faculty members who also act as their students’ academic advisor the the year. Then, during the spring semester, students stay with their FYS classmates and are enrolled in a linked course that meets one of the Regis Core Curriculum requirements.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Exchange student program (domestic)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
Regis prides itself in its strong, caring community, which is just the right mix of challenge, support, and personalized attention. The comfortable campus provides a setting that makes it easy to make friends and get to know professors. Regis’ 18 NCAA Division III Athletics teams, known as the Pride, have 100 percent of their facilities located directly on campus, including a synthetic turf field, eight-lane track, indoor complex, tennis courts, and a softball complex. And with more than 30 clubs and organizations, anyone with any interest has many opportunities to get involved.
Regis guarantees four years of on-campus housing, a benefit that many take advantage of as a way to immerse themselves in the Regis experience beyond the classroom. All Regis residence halls offer laundry facilities, kitchenettes, lounge areas, and study spaces, and are staffed by resident directors and assistants. Staffed by resident directors and assistants, the residence halls host more than 800 programs and events each year.
Located on a beautiful, 132-acre suburban campus in Weston, Regis thrives with a close-knit campus community. Students have an excellent opportunity to pursue internships or explore a dynamic cultural center, as Boston is only 12 miles away. Regis operates a regular shuttle to the area’s MBTA rapid-transit system and provides car-sharing programs so students can explore the many social and cultural activities in the area, including museums, historic landmarks, and sporting events.
Regis is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes in the Great Northeast Athletics Conference (GNAC). The college has won 37 championships since 2007.
10 women’s: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball
8 men’s: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field; and volleyball
Campus housing options.
Special housing for disabled students
THE CENTER FOR INTERNSHIPS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
The Center for Internships and Career Placement provides a variety of career development and job-search services for Regis students and alumni. Career Center staff assist students and graduates in planning careers, securing internships, developing résumés, implementing effective job-search strategies, identifying employers in various industries, and exploring graduate-school options. In addition, the office maintains listings of internship opportunities, as well as full-time, part-time, and summer jobs for both on and off-campus positions.
Internships are crucial, allowing students to apply classroom learning to the career world and enable them to explore various opportunities while developing marketable skills. One hundred percent of Regis students participate in an internship, clinical, or field work experience before graduating.
This institution-wide dedication to real world experience works: ninety-seven percent of the class of 2017 had secured professional employment and/or attended graduate school within six months of graduation.
“I learned so much at Regis. My classes and internship at a Boston law firm affirmed my decision to attend law school to become a prosecutor.” – Christopher Szarek | Hometown: San Diego, CA | Major: Criminal Justice
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA
Application Essay | Recommendation(s)
Interview | Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities
First generation | Alumni/ae relation | Geographical residence | State residency
Volunteer work | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
Regis considers each application holistically. Credentials are thoroughly evaluated, and all aspects of every candidate’s application are reviewed. Many factors are considered, including academic performance in a college preparatory curriculum and grades received; leadership qualities and participation in extracurricular activities; the required essay, demonstrating a student’s ability to think critically and communicate effectively; letters of recommendation; SAT/ACT scores (optional for all academic programs except nursing); and an interview with an admission representative (highly recommended, but not required).
The following college preparatory credentials are recommended: English, 4 years; mathematics, 3 years (algebra I and II, geometry), natural science, 3 years (2 with a lab); social science, 3 years; foreign language, 2 years (same language); and electives, 3 or 4 years.
Regis welcomes applicants for admission without regard to race, color, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, or learning or physical disability.
Regis accepts the Common Application. In addition to this form, applicants must also submit their official secondary school transcript, a personal essay, one signed letter of recommendation from a secondary school counselor or teacher on official letterhead, and a nonrefundable $50 application fee. Regis is a test-optional institution, with the exception of home-schooled students, those interested in applying to the nursing major, and those interested in the St. George’s University Accelerated Medical/Veterinary School Program. TOEFL scores may be requested if the student’s native language is not English.
Regis has a rolling admission policy. Students may submit their application at any point during the year. Regis also has Early Action and Priority Application deadlines. Students who wish to be considered for Early Action must apply by November 15. The Priority Application deadline is February 1.
Admitted students should submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit by the enrollment deposit deadline of May 1. Deposits received after May 1 will be accepted on a space-available basis. Admitted students applying for the spring semester (January) should submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit by January 1. Deposits received after January 1 or May 1 will be accepted on a space-available basis.
A final high school transcript and an official indication of graduation must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admission no later than July 15. Failure to submit these documents may result in the student’s acceptance being rescinded and cancellation of the Financial Aid Award letter.
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $15,180
Regis is committed to providing a quality education while keeping costs affordable. Every student who applies to Regis is automatically considered for a merit scholarship. More than 95 percent of students at Regis receive financial assistance in the form of merit scholarships or need-based institutional grants, state and federal grants, loans, and work-study jobs. Students who are not eligible Federal Work-Study funding may apply for employment on campus.
Merit scholarships are available for up to four years as long as students maintain their renewal requirements. The Alumni Scholarship is available to both first-year and transfer students, and the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is designated specifically for transfer students.