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Study at Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College was originally established as a men's college in 1846. It became a coeducational institute in 1983. Founded by Boniface Wimmer, Saint Vincent College was the first Benedictine monastery in America. The college's sprawling campus occupies over 200 acres of land in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Saint Vincent College offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government
  • School of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education
  • The Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Science, Mathematics, and Computing
The athletics department of Saint Vincent College sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed the Bearcats and are members of the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Profile of Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA is home to Saint Vincent College. Latrobe is a large suburb. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Saint Vincent College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Saint Vincent College can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in science, mathematics, and therapy and Counselling.

Saint Vincent College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 600.


Saint Vincent College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 1, 924 enrolled students .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Saint Vincent College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Saint Vincent College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Saint Vincent College values student athletics, and belongs to the Presidents' Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Saint Vincent College is an educational community rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism, and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning. Its mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education for men and women to enable them to integrate their professional aims with the broader purposes of human life. The programs, activities, and encounters that make up student life at Saint Vincent College encourage the intellectual gifts, professional aptitudes and personal aspirations of students to mature harmoniously. "

Saint Vincent College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts83history, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, political science, English, Spanish language, anthropology, economics, . . .
Business and Management78accounting, business management, marketing, finance, international business, operations management
Therapy and Counselling65psychology, educational psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Education and Teaching36curriculum and instruction, school librarian, special ed, art education, business teaching, teacher education and development, physics teaching
Science34biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, chemistry courses
Media21communication studies
Religion and Philosophy16theology, philosophy, religious Education
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Fine Arts4fine arts, art history and criticism
Design4graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science, natural resources management
Family and Social Work0public policy analysis

Contact: Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College

300 Fraser Purchase Rd

Latrobe, PA 15650-2690

General Phone: (724) 539-9761


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