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Regent University

Regent University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Regent University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Regent University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Regent University was awarded 198 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is security science and technology.

Overall Quality

Regent is ranked #2,036 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Regent also holds the #51 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Regent University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Regent?

Acceptance Rate

Regent University has an acceptance rate of 50%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Regent.

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to Regent submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 640. Math scores were between 440 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Regent University  ( 500 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Regent University  ( 440 to 580 )
Regent received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Regent University  ( 21 to 29 )

Learn more about Regent University admissions.

Regent University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Regent University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Regent University is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Regent University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Regent University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Regent the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Regent University.

Regent University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,533 undergraduates at Regent with 2,376 being full-time and 2,157 being part-time.

How Much Does Regent University Cost?

The overall average net price of Regent is $15,267. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Regent

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,584 $14,525 $15,865 $15,510 $14,760

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Regent, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Regent, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,278 a year. That adds up to $25,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Regent is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Regent Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Regent with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,600 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Regent University make the most money.

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Location of Regent University

Regent University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Regent are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-352-4127

Regent University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from Regent University. Of these students, 703 received undergraduate degrees and 1,552 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 86 $26,063
General Psychology 83 $29,374
Business Administration & Management 72 $42,682
Biblical Studies 56 $31,127
General English Literature 40 NA
Security Science and Technology 31 NA
Public Policy 26 $33,281
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 25 NA
Accounting 24 NA
Legal Support Services 21 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Regent University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Regent

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 9,767 students took at least one online class at Regent University. This is an increase from the 9,507 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 9,767 8,529
2018-2019 9,507 8,238
2017-2018 8,965 7,682
2016-2017 8,505 7,224
2015-2016 7,554 6,070

Learn more about online learning at Regent University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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