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 1846 as nation’s first Benedictine college, Saint Vincent College ranks as a first-tier National Liberal Arts College (US News), and is located 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh at the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.
Sarah Malone, ‘19
Major: Engineering and English (Math and Theology minors)
Hometown: Gibsonia, PA
Status: MFA candidate in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia University.
Saint Vincent College felt like home from the start. The faculty make a personal investment in you — and that was a blessing. I would not be where I am without that mentoring and guidance. They gave me the self-awareness and confidence to attend graduate school in New York and pursue a life in publishing.
Marla Turk, ‘17
Major: Economics and Mathematics
Hometown: Leroy, OH
Status: Senior Analyst, Customer Behavior Analysis, MGM Resorts International
I applied to a few schools, but after I applied to Saint Vincent College I got a call from Dr. Gary Quinlivan, Dean of the McKenna School. We talked about the Economics program and the possibilities of my career and graduate school. I had not seen that type of kindness and excitement for my personal career in any other college in my search. I found a real passion for analytics/statistics and I learned so much about the world through all of the trips and student experiences. The people I met shaped me.
Kyanna Williams, ‘17
Major: Biology (Psychology minor)
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Health Equity Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
I am currently getting a Master of Public Health, and a Certificate in Global Health. I plan to do clinical research for about two years and then apply to medical school. Everything builds from the strong biology program at Saint Vincent College. If anything, I felt overly prepared for graduate school. The curriculum at SVC was challenging. I knew exactly what to do when I got to graduate school. I had the study skills, note-taking skills and interpersonal skills. I had learned how to adapt to different environments and to value community. I had learned about life.
Ian Garay, ‘19
Major: Engineering Science
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Status: EMERGE Associate- Commercial (Field Engineer), Kennametal Inc.
I hesitated to visit because of the travel expense, and Dr. Nancy Rottler called and told me they would help me make it happen. At that moment I realized if a school is trying to do those types of things for me, I should go. So, without even visiting I already made up my mind and decided to attend. This school was filled with loving and caring people. They not only educated me and set me on my career path as an engineer ready to start working, they helped me understand the purpose of being a good person.
Our graduates are going places
Here's just a sample of some of the companies our recent grads have joined:
- Grabiak Chevrolet Inc.
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- PNC Financial Services
- NET Ministries
- Center for Disease Control Prevention
- National Institute of Health
- Federated Investors
- Kraft-Heinz Company
- U.S. Navy
- Enterprise Holdings
- PNC Bank
- PPG Inc.
- Stanley Black & Decker
- State Farm
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
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.
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
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, Education & Psychology Mindset
Engineering & Environment Mindset
Digital Creative & Computing Mindset
Business & Global Mindset
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:
- You’re more likely to graduate in four years — and begin earning sooner.
- You’ll benefit from more faculty advising, complete more internships and engage more with career services.
- You’ll receive nearly six times as much institutional grant aid, and in many cases pay a lower net cost.
You might graduate even sooner and save even more.
Average Net Price