Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

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Together, we rise

Rooted in Catholic, Benedictine values and supported by a monastic community, Saint Vincent College provides a world-class education while preparing students for a life of meaning and purpose. Established in 1846 as the first Benedictine college in the United States and situated on 200 acres in the picturesque Laurel Highlands, Saint Vincent is located less than an hour east of Pittsburgh. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors, nine graduate and professional programs, 24 NCAA Division III athletic teams, and more than 50 clubs and organizations.

Saint Vincent College is regularly recognized for its exceptional and affordable education. For 10 straight years, SVC has been ranked among first-tier national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. College Factual placed Saint Vincent in the top 3% of national colleges in its “Best Colleges for the Money” rankings, and in May 2019, the New York Times listed Saint Vincent as one of the top performers in the nation for retention and graduation rates.

Saint Vincent College’s success has also been reflected in the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard, which reported that SVC’s 71% graduation rate is nearly twice the national average of 42%; additionally, 81% of SVC freshmen return for their sophomore year, compared to a national average of 68%. To top it off? A survey of 2019 graduates revealed that 98% were employed in their field of choice or furthering their education. 

Visit to learn more about the possibilities that await you at Saint Vincent College—where together, we rise.



Ranked among first-tier national liberal arts colleges for 10 straight years | U.S. News & World Report


#15 among top Christian colleges and universities in the US, and #7 among Catholic institutions nationwide |


#7 of 287 institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region, and #51 of 1,483 institutions nationwide on the “2019–2020 “Best Colleges for the Money” list | College Factual

A Strong Community

For 174 years, Saint Vincent College has been moving forward with a readiness to face the future. It’s our most basic mandate to be a teacher and mentor for our students, playing a critical role in the process of forming minds and hearts. When they graduate, our students are sent out to all parts of the world to make a difference in the lives of others. At Saint Vincent, students always come first—for when you walk with us, you belong and make our community strong.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “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.”

    • Sarah Malone ’19
      English and Engineering
  • “Saint Vincent College is filled with loving and caring people. They not only educated me and set me on my career path as an engineer but helped me understand the purpose of being a good person.”

    • Ian Garay ’19
  • “After graduating, I knew exactly what to do when I got to graduate school: I had the study, note-taking, and interpersonal skills. I had learned how to adapt to different environments and value community. I had learned about life.”

    • Kyanna Williams ’17
  • “It’s rare to find a college where everyone wants you to succeed and prosper. When I say everyone, I mean literally everyone wants to make sure you leave Saint Vincent with a degree in hand and a plan for your career.”

    • Gesco Camille ’21
      Criminology, Law & Society