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We attract young people who seek success and meaning. We graduate top scientists, teachers, health professionals, corporate executives, engineers, lawyers, doctors and other leaders.

Founded in 1848 as nation’s first Benedictine college, Saint Vincent College ranks as a first-tier National Liberal Arts Colleges (US News), and is located 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh at the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.

99%
of graduates are employed or furthering their education within one year.
28
U.S. States
2017 graduates were employed or continued education in 28 states as well as Africa and the Caribbean Islands.
100%
Law School Acceptance Rate.

The Future of Work

Will you need technical skills or human skills? Recent employers surveyed answered: yes … you will need both technical and human skills in a dazzling variety of combinations.

Less Talk, More Do

We expect your best. We also know your best will only surface if you’re put in situations where learning comes naturally — from a lively mix of reading, discussing, collaborating and, most of all, actively doing.

Think, Write, Speak Well

Learning to speak and write is learning to think. You will practice what every employer asks of new hires: strong habits of attention and concentration; an ability to follow and make sound arguments; an ability to distill new information and grasp new concepts.

Take Responsibility

We welcome young women and men ready to set aside snap judgements and stale prejudices for something more worthy — the ability to think independently. You will experience the slow, hard-earned formation of your own opinions, attitudes, values and beliefs, based not upon outside authority or whim, but upon your own worthy apprehension, examination and evaluation of argument and evidence.

"It’s easy to say 'It’s not my child, not my community... not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."

– Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers Center icon

The Fred Rogers Center was planned under Fred’s guidance and established in 2003 at Saint Vincent College in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

High-Performance Degrees. In-demand Graduates.

You know yourself — what sparks your curiosity and fuels your passion. We offer endless combinations — majors/minors, research, internships and experiential learning — to match your particular mindset and inspire your next steps.

Arts and Education

Arts, Education & Psychology Mindset

Engineering and Environment

Engineering & Environment Mindset

Creative and Computing

Digital Creative & Computing Mindset

Business and Global

Business & Global Mindset

Healthcare and Medicine

Health & Medicine Mindset

Great Value. Reasonable Price.

Data shows that private four-year colleges can work for families at every income level. Here’s how:

  1. You’re more likely to graduate in four years — and begin earning sooner.
  2. You’ll benefit from more faculty advising, complete more internships and engage more with career services.
  3. You’ll receive nearly six times as much institutional grant aid, and in many cases pay a lower net cost.

AP credits?

You might graduate even sooner and save even more.

100%
Incoming freshmen receive scholarship aid.
<$23k
Average Net Price
Lower than the national average for a four-year degree and well-known Pennsylvania public institutions.
81%
Freshman-to-sophomore retention.

Better, Together

These next four years will shine with great fun, friends and memories. Together, you will support, encourage and challenge each other to scale any obstacle standing between you and your best self.

Together, here in the mountains...

but about much more than the climb. Pittsburgh’s world-class companies, culture and sports are all just 30 minutes from campus. God’s creations — white water, big powder, fall colors — rise all around us.

Together, across 24 rosters and seasons…

and a shared bond to keep our eye on life’s bigger prize. Bearcats compete for athletic and academic honors in the NCAA DIII Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

St. Vincent Bearcat mascot

Together, in our exploration of a complex world…

mindful that we venture to learn, and to serve with quiet humility. From the first sun in Alaska to a late night in Taiwan; from our Spring Break Service Trip to São Paulo, Brazil to a fall week helping the underserved of Appalachia.

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