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Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts

Regis is a leading Catholic, coeducational university that prepares students to succeed in an evolving, global world. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Regis students benefit from the unique perspective of a values-based education that is integrated with cutting-edge technology and opportunities.  

 

Regis offers a full range of innovative degrees from bachelor’s to master’s and doctorate level programs. Its close proximity to Boston provides students with access to internships and clinicals at world-class hospitals and research centers, leading corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.

 

 

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,235 undergraduate students
78% of undergrad students are full time
21% male — 79% female

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
95 full-time faculty
15 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Moderately residential: 70% of full-time students live on campus.

School Location

Regis is located in Weston, Massachusetts––12 miles from Boston, the nation’s ultimate college town. Boston offers students many exciting events and attractions such as Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox; the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins; the Museum of Fine Arts; and Harvard Square. Regis is also located 4 miles from Waltham and only minutes away from restaurants, shops, and businesses.

Complimentary shuttles transport students to surrounding areas, and public transportation provides easy access to work, internships, and other activities.

Retention Fall 2015

82% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

47% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015

Nonresident aliens 2%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Black or African American 19%
White 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 12%

Athletics

NCAA Division III

New England Commonwealth Conference (NECC), transitioning to Great Northeast Athletics Conference (GNAC) in the 2017-18 academic year.

18 men’s and women’s varsity sports: basketball, cross country, women’s field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, women’s softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Six team conference championships in 2015-2016 season

The Athletic Facility includes an indoor and outdoor complex. Indoor facilities house three fitness rooms, a six-lane swimming pool, gymnasium, athletic training room, and team room. Outdoor facilities consist of a turf field surface for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer; an eight-lane track around the field; six tennis courts; and a softball diamond with a dirt infield and grass outfield.

Other Information

A Catholic university in greater Boston, Regis is a coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Communication, Criminal Justice Studies, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Education, English, Exercise Science, Global Business Management, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, Neuroscience, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, and Sports Management

Minors
Accounting, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication,  Data Analytics, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Global Business Management, International Relations, Laboratory Operations Management, Mathematics, Music, Nutrition, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Spanish, Sports Management, Theatre, Women’s Studies, Writing Studies

Fast Track to Master’s 4+1 Program
Regis offers a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s track for certain areas of study, including Communication, Education, Heritage Studies, Health Administration, and Regulatory and Clinical Research Management.

Pre-Professional and Special Programs
3+3 Law Degree, Pre-Dental, Pre-Healthcare Advising with Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Tracks, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary

Articulation Agreements
Regis has a variety of articulation agreements for undergraduate students who would like to transfer in for a bachelor’s degree and for students planning to earn a graduate degree after finishing a bachelor’s degree at their current institution.

Regis also offers agreements for direct entry into select graduate programs once a student completes the bachelor’s degree at Regis. Graduate schools include Saint George’s University in Grenada School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine; Salve Regina University; and Western New England University School of Law.

More Distinctions

  • Regis College is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the best Northeastern Colleges in the United States.

  • For the third consecutive time, Regis is named as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) for 2015-2019.

  • Regis is an all-iPad institution and designated as an Apple Distinguished School.

Life in Balance

Regis empowers students to take leadership roles in their education. It is uniquely designed to offer students academic support and flexibility as they complete their studies.

Regis offers several special academic opportunities that allow students to explore subjects that they are interested in, customizing their learning experience. Students can extend their learning beyond the classroom through various methods, including seminars, off-campus study, global experiences, individualized study, pre-professional programs, special cooperative degree programs, and academic honors programs.

Classroom Without Walls

Regis is committed to providing an academic experience that is increasingly enriched by technological resources. Through the iPad initiative, all students are provided iPads to facilitate collaboration and enhance learning.

The campus network provides access to campus apps and the internet through 24/7 wireless and wired connectivity, spanning across campus in all classrooms, learning spaces, residential halls, and exterior spaces.

As of December 2016, 98% of all current, full-time faculty are certified as online instructors through the Best Practices Seminar.

Global Experiences

Whether students are interested in a semester-, academic year-, or week-long trip, the Office of Global Connections provides personalized support to ensure that students have an enriching global experience.

Regis is directly affiliated with Regent’s College in London, England; University College Cork in Cork, Ireland; Assumption College Rome in Rome, Italy; and Kyoto Notre Dame University in Kyoto, Japan.

Students can also participate in faculty-led programs that supplement coursework. Trips range from one to three weeks and have taken place in Italy, England, Cuba, and Belize.

Opportunities for Service

Regis students are encouraged to serve the community both on and off campus. Community service and outreach projects—sponsored by residence halls, class groups, and Regis itself—are an integral part of campus life. Regis students 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.

Creating Lifelong Learners

Regis faculty members are exceptionally accomplished and actively engaged in their disciplines, conducting research, publishing books and articles, and serving as leaders in in their areas of expertise. Interaction between faculty and students is a hallmark of the Regis educational experience. With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, faculty members get to know each student and are instrumental in advising them with everything from research and graduate school programs to internships and job opportunities.

Majors

Nursing, global business management, medical imaging, public health, and exercise science are the most popular undergraduate majors at Regis. The core liberal arts curriculum inspires students to think both critically and creatively. Students learn how to write clearly, solve problems, and defend their points of view as they continue to reach new heights of intellectual capacity.

First-Year Seminar

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, and engages them in a variety of co-curricular experiences and a challenge-based learning project. FYS is taught by faculty members from across Regis who also serve as students’ academic advisors during their entire first year. 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.

Honors

The Honors Program at Regis provides an intellectually stimulating and challenging academic experience that extends beyond the classroom. Students in the Honors Program complete a total of six honors courses, including a required honors seminar and five other courses. With prior approval, upper-division honors students may also enroll in designated graduate courses. Honors Program students take a seminar in tutoring techniques and instruction methods to provide tutoring for other Regis students. They also provide a substantial number of voluntary service hours to the organization of their choice.

Campus Life

More than 70 percent of undergraduate students live on campus. Students have many different opportunities to become involved on campus, from joining one of the many active clubs and organizations to playing intramural sports such as volleyball, flag football, and dodgeball.

Student Population

Regis’s student body represents a diverse mixture of backgrounds and heritages. 30 percent of the population consists of minority and international students, and 40 percent are first-generation college students.

Student Events

The Office of Student Programming and Leadership sponsors many events throughout the semester, including musical and comedy performances, cultural and sporting events, a monthly “Pizza with the President,” and other social get-togethers. Additionally, the office coordinates a number of Regis’s traditional events, including Welcome Week, Regis Fest Family Weekend, Halloween, Senior Week, Spring Weekend, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Health and Wellness

Regis Community Health Services provides urgent care and primary care to all Regis students, faculty, and staff. Located in Maria Hall, Regis Community Health Services offers medical services by board-certified nurse practitioners and free counseling to full-time Regis students. Health Services also offers health education programs and events throughout the year.

Graduates leave Regis prepared to make differences in their careers, in their community, and in the world. 97 percent of undergraduate students secure full-time employment or enroll in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Academic Support

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers comprehensive support services to empower Regis students of all abilities to enhance their academic development, achieve degree completion, and maximize their full potential. Services include academic coaching, writing assistance, tutoring support for courses with quantitative components, peer tutoring, and access to live online tutoring.

Prepared for life

100 percent of Regis students participate in an internship or clinical placement before graduating, providing valuable real-world experiences and networking opportunities.  

Regis has educated leaders in law, medicine, management, education, communication, social work, and other professional fields. Regis graduates become economists, corporate officers, lawyers, college presidents, scientists, doctors, legislators, lobbyists, diplomats, foreign correspondents, artists, authors, teachers, nurses, graphic designers, programmers, and more.

ADMISSIONS

Admissions Fall 2016

2,023 Total Applicants
1,704 Total Admissions
269 Total Freshman Enrollment

Selectivity
84.20% of applicants admitted

TUITION AND COSTS

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018

Expenses  
Tuition $39,820
   
Room and Board (on campus) $14,740
Estimated Total On Campus $54,560

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 estimated

89% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
85% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$25,878 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$9,679 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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