Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.

Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.

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More than 650 turned out for the

Eclipse Viewing Party

at the Sis & Herman Dupré Science Pavilion. View photos from the event.

Saint Vincent Marching Band performs at

Heinz Field

prior to Steeler game on Aug. 20. Learn more about our March of the Bearcats.

As move-in day approaches for

The Class of 2021

our students have some helpful tips for freshmen.

Find Out If Saint Vincent College Is

Class of Right for You.

As America’s first Benedictine institution, Saint Vincent College welcomes every guest with hospitality and a sense of community. Come visit us – we will help you learn whether Saint Vincent is right for you.

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