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Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401 847 6650
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Ranked #44 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: Salve Regina University is a private institution founded by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy in 1947 and has an enrollment of about 2,500 students... more »
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Alexandria, VA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
127 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Granted a charter by the state of Rhode Island in 1934, the Sisters of Mercy began their planning for a college in the state, which came to fruition with the gift of an estate in 1947. The small initial class with a focus on nursing has blossomed into a school for undergraduate and graduate students totaling 2,600. As Salve Regina... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We wandered onto the campus when we found that part of the Cliff Walk was still closed (April 2014) for repairs from Hurricane Sandy. We stopped in the chapel and found antique stained glass windows by the same John La Forge whose name crops up elsewhere in Newport. The campus also includes many other historic Newport mansions that are not... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We wandered around the campus...as well as the outside of the Breakers. What a gorgeous school and simply beautiful location. We walked into the administration building and the students as well as employees were super friendly and helpful. The grounds are absolutely stunning.

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La Salle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I found this by accident, but enjoyed it! Many buildings on campus are old historic homes. Lovely to drive by and walk through. I can't imagine how wonderful t would be to go to school here!

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Augusta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Seaview Terrace is Private property. It is not part of Salve Regina University. It is a home. If you go on the property you will be trespassing. If you are seen the police will be called.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Carey Mansion (Seaview Terrace) Famed as the location for the exterior shots of the TV show "Dark Shadows" is no longer part of Salve it is Posted as Private Property, Highly reconmend not trying to access the property.

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Portsmouth, RI
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21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A campus of unique old buildings spread out with many right on the Atlantic Ocean cliffs. In fact, Cliff Walk borders these buildings. Salve Regina offers many educational programs, undergraduate and graduate. Their Pell Center provides excellent lectures on aspects of international relations every year. Not a top requirement if you do not have much time in Newport but a... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Tour with family. Breathtaking view of Ocean and beautiful trails. When I was walking on the trail near the building, an old couple told me the building is almost 200 years old. pretty amazing i guess!

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

a very personal and friendly tour for prospective college students. This university is home to many former Golden Age mansions and we enjoyed our tour very much. I have never seen such a clean campus and buildings on any college tour we've had. Great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

This University is amazing. From a 2000 year old Roman storage urn to rose gardens, it has really unique treasures to find. Ochre Court- the administration building- is an amazing mansion worthy of its neighbors- and you can wander in it for free. Even the new chapel has historic stained glass by John LaFarge, a famous 19th-early 20th century artist.... More

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