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  • Values — and Great Value!

    Founded in 1846, Saint Vincent College is the first Benedictine college in the United States. Our community is grounded in the teachings of Saint Benedict, who in the sixth century established his rule, a way for people to live, learn and serve God as part of a community. More than 1,500 years later, members of the Saint Vincent community still live according to The Rule. The Saint Vincent experience integrates a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, learning in community, spiritual development and service, preparing you not only for a successful career, but also for a meaningful life.

    • Saint Vincent College ranks in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of national liberal arts colleges, and is among Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges and Washington Monthly’s Liberal Arts Colleges, based on encouraging social mobility, research and service. 
    • Ninety-five percent of those responding to a survey of the Class of 2012 were employed or in graduate school. 
    • Saint Vincent’s freshman-to-sophomore retention rate exceeds 80 percent — more than 20 percent above the national average — keeping students on track to graduate and begin successful careers.
    • At Saint Vincent, where 15 percent of the faculty are Benedictine priests and brothers, we value each student and invest in your growth, both intellectual and spiritual. At Saint Vincent, you’ll find a welcoming, supportive community, and a challenging academic environment to help you make a purposeful start in life.