Regis College is a small private Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in Weston, Massachusetts. Founded as a women’s college in 1927. In 2007, Regis became co-educational, being the last Catholic women's college in the Boston area to allow men. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Regis College among the top tier of universities which also offer master's programs in the North. Regis College is also ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the best Northeastern colleges.
Regis College is a Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution founded in 1927 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The college took its name from the Reverend Mother Mary Regis Casserly, who established the Sisters of St. Joseph in Boston in 1873. After eight decades as a competitive women's only college, Regis enrolled its first co-educational class in fall 2007, and now enrolls approximately 1,700 Undergraduate and Graduate students.
In 2000, Frank Patterson's last performance was at Regis College for Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor's funeral. His personal funeral plan requested that Patterson sing "Ave Maria" at his funeral.
Located on a 132-acre (0.53 km2) former estate in the suburb of Weston, Massachusetts, Regis is twelve miles (19 km) from downtown Boston.
Regis College currently offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in any of over 39 areas of concentration. Recognized for its rigorous academics, small classes, close-knit and very diverse student population. In addition, Regis College is known regionally for its excellent nursing program which is very selective. Students are introduced and encouraged to participate in off-campus activities and service learning starting freshman year.
The school has 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio.
The School of Arts and Sciences at Regis offers Bachelor's and Master’s level programs. Undergraduates may choose between 39 academic majors and 32 minors. Graduate students may study Education, Public Administration, Health Administration, Organizational and Professional Communication.
The Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions is the academic home for numerous Undergraduate and Graduate health professions programs including: Nursing, Social Work, Radiography, Gerontology, Health Product Regulation, and Health Administration.
Additionally, Regis College has cross-registration privileges with Babson, Bentley, Brandeis University, and Boston College as well as a cooperative degree program with Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Regis is also affiliated with the Sisters of Saint Joseph College Consortium, Regent's College in London, University College Cork in Ireland, and Kyoto Notre Dame University in Kyoto, Japan for study abroad, as well as American University’s prestigious Washington Semester program.
Specific Degree designations include: B.A., B.S.W., M.A.T., M.S., D.N.P. as well as both Undergraduate & Graduate Certificates.
On-campus housing is guaranteed for all Undergraduate students at Regis in one of four residence halls including: Angela Hall, Maria Hall, Domitilla Hall, and College Hall. Alumnae Hall houses the main dining hall, the Commuters’ Lounge, Tower Tavern, WRGS (the Regis College radio station) with weekly radio shows including "The Pride Ride" and "Coast to Coast", the bookstore, a post office, and several lounge areas for meetings or events. The Fine Arts Center houses the Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre and the Carney Art Gallery. The campus also features a Science Center, the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, and a Fitness Center housing: dance studios, weight and cardiovascular equipment, basketball courts, a swimming pool, and newly designed athletic fields.
There are currently nearly 30 clubs and organizations, for students to get involved in. Students are also free to start their own clubs on campus with help and petition funding by to the college.
In 2009, Regis College underwent construction of its new athletic fields consisting of a turf field surface for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. As well, an eight-lane track surface was constructed around the fields, along with six new tennis courts, and softball diamond with lights. Within the athletic building are the gymnasium, a first class athletic training room, and the pool. The Mary Carr Simone Fitness Center, which holds state of the art Cybex equipment, six flat screen HD televisions, and 11 pieces of cardio equipment, can also be found inside the building.
Regis College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Pride are a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), which they started competing in the 2011-12 season. Regis was formerly a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) between the 1988-89 and the 2010-11 seasons. Men's sports include basketball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.