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  • Admissions FAQs

    Below is a list of all our common Admissions FAQs 

    What Criteria do you use to evaluate students?

    The Admission Committee evaluates a candidate in the following areas:

    • Course selection based upon level of difficulty 
    • Grade Point Average 
    • SAT or ACT scores 
    • Class rank (if available) 
    • Extracurricular activities

    Do you offer rolling Admission?

    Saint Vincent College operates on a rolling admission basis. Once we receive an application for admission, the committee begins to evaluate the credentials of the student. Typically, the review process is completed within a two week period.

    How many students attend your school?

    Our student population is approximately 1800 students. The male to female ratio is 52/48.

    Where is your school located?

     SVC is located in the small town of Latrobe, PA (about 9,500 residents) which is 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. It takes about 50 minutes to travel to downtown Pittsburgh from Latrobe.

    What is the student/faculty ratio?

     There is one faculty member for every 12 students at Saint Vincent College.
  • Financial Aid FAQs

    Below is a list of all our common Financial Aid FAQs 

    What types of Financial Aid does your school offer?

    Saint Vincent College offers both merit based aid and need based aid. The merit based money includes: Academic and Leadership Scholarships along with all of the scholarships listed on the Financial Aid Brochure. With the exception of the Wimmer Exam, the scholarships and competitions listed on the brochure are open to all students. To apply for need based aid, which includes Federal, State and Institutional grants and loans, students and their parents must complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. This is the only form needed to apply for aid at Saint Vincent College and directions on how and when to complete it are on the back of the Financial Aid Brochure.

    Does your school offer athletic scholarships?

    Due to our membership in the President's Athletic Conference (NCAA Division III), SVC does not offer Athletic Scholarships. However, our financial aid packages are designed to make attending SVC as affordable as possible.

    How much does your school cost?

    For the 2014/2015 school year the costs are as follows:

    • Tuition and Fees: $30,540 
    • Room and Board: $9,840
    • Average Fees: $1,196
    • Total: $41,576

    What are my chances of receiving financial assistance?

    The only way to determine your eligibility is to submit an application for financial aid. The likelihood of receiving some form of financial aid is probably better than most students and their families anticipate. Generally approximately 90% of the student population receives some form of financial aid. 

    How do I apply for Financial Aid?

    You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

    Where do I get a FAFSA form?

    If you took the SAT test during your Junior year in high school, you should automatically receive the application in the mail. They can also be obtained from your High School Guidance office, or we will be glad to mail you one. 

    What are the application deadlines?

    Complete and mail the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st. Our preferred deadline is March 1. To be considered for the state grant (PA residents only), you must file before May 1. 

    What is Saint Vincent College's Title IV School code?