Choosing a college is a major life decision, and you are wise to consider many factors as you narrow your options and commit to a school. What’s a great way to start?  Compare the benefits of Regent University with mindfulness about matters most to you.

What Sets Regent Apart

Regent is America’s premier Christian university, and that has everything to do with something we like to call The Regent Difference. Let’s examine the difference together.

Outlined below are four areas that give Regent students academic, financial and personal advantages. We suggest you print or bookmark these benefits if comparing schools.

  • Accreditation & High-Quality Academics
  • Exceptional Value & Affordable Choices
  • Customizable Degree Plan
  • Faith Integration & Spiritual Growth

Get a World-Class Education: Accreditation & High-Quality Academics

Did you know accreditation is the mark of academic excellence? Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Accreditation raises the bar for the quality of instruction, financial aid, academic scholarship, fiscal responsibility, and credit transfer made available to students.

Ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report), Regent is one of only 23 universities nationally “A” rated for comprehensive liberal arts curriculum (American Council of Trustees and Alumni). Being recognized among top colleges underscores our deep commitment to academic excellence and superior student outcomes.

Additionally, Regent’s online programs have been recognized as best in the nation and Virginia. In 2020, ranked Regent #1 Best Accredited Online School, and for nine consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Regent #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia.

Enjoy Exceptional Value & Affordable Choices

On average, Regent’s annual tuition is nearly $20,000 less than other private institutions. Through scholarships and financial aid, we are making college more affordable. Eighty-six percent of our students receive financial aid. Last year alone, students received nearly $24 million in institutional scholarships and aid.

With value-added benefits like flexible tuition payment options, generous acceptance of transfer credits, and financial aid experts ready to help you gain maximum assistance, you’ll quickly realize that a Regent education is attainable.

Regent offers a solid return on your investment. When you’re ready, we can help you find a financial aid package that fits your needs. Want to project your costs before moving forward? Use our Regent Net Price Calculator at

Discover Your Customizable Degree Plan and a Community of Mentors and Friends

You’ll enjoy Regent’s flexible and customizable degrees. Regent offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study, including business, communication and the arts, cybersecurity and technology, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology and counseling.

Regent’s fully accredited, top-quality academics are conveniently available online or on campus. We also offer eight-week course sessions with up to eight starts per year, providing you with flexibility.

Deciding between an online or on-campus degree program is something else to consider. You will find many of our programs offer courses both online and on campus, enabling you to create a hybrid plan that’s not just convenient and flexible but enables you to enjoy both the online and on-campus experience.

Our online programs provide a greater way for you to balance the demands of daily life while pursuing the credentials you need—without sacrificing quality. Plus, you can enjoy online activities and events that keep you connected to the Regent community. Thanks to today’s seamless technological opportunities, even on-campus students sometimes choose to connect virtually with fellow students and professors, too.

Our on-campus experience does offer more student life engagement opportunities with 230+ annual campus events, weekly chapels, 57 student organizations, and a growing athletic program (11 NCCAA division teams and intramural and club sports). Plus, if you’ve seen our stunning 70-acre campus and surrounding coastal community, it’s easy to see why so many students from all over the world call Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. Schedule your campus visit at, or take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus at

 Integrate Faith & Career

Did you know Regent is one of the fastest-growing Christian universities in the nation? Our students enjoy all the benefits of learning at a top-ranked national university, with no compromise of knowledge and faith together.

At Regent, you’ll enjoy a top-quality curriculum anchored in Scripture with real-world applications. Our world-class faculty will train you to compete in the marketplace—all from a Christian worldview.

Learning happens outside the classroom, too, and this includes opportunities for spiritual growth. Regent students, professors and staff come alongside each other, supporting, encouraging, and challenging growth in our relationship with God.

You’ll also discover a diverse community of people from many denominations, cultures, backgrounds, and callings here, all with an intentional focus on our shared Christ-centered values. That’s what makes us strong as we strive toward excellence in our studies, work and service to others.

With weekly campus-wide chapel, student-led unChapel, chapel live online, mission trip opportunities, and Campus Ministries outreach and support, you’ll expand your spiritual life, experience personal growth and foster deep connections.

Both online and on campus, you will find many ways to participate in the spiritual community at Regent. We invite you to experience the presence of God with Regent as you dive in fully to worship, pray, study, serve, and connect.

Are You Ready to Experience the Regent Difference?

Since 1978, Regent has prepared generations of Christian leaders—over 30,000 alumni—to excel with purpose and make a positive difference in the world. Whether you already know what career you want to pursue or are still undecided, we can guide and train you too.

Let Regent help you explore your interests and choose a degree program that will equip you to stand out in some of the most in-demand fields today. At any point in your Regent journey, you can connect with faculty, career counselors, and success coaches who will help you refine your path. It’s time to fulfill your unique calling and impact your community with significance. Learn more at

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