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Saint Vincent College is a Catholic, Benedictine college that offers a world-class education to students from all backgrounds. Our students learn the skills and pursue the deeper truths to live a better, more successful life.

90+ Programs of Study—and Plenty of Guidance

Choose from 90+ program of study, including 9 graduate programs, to find a field that matches your passions. Go beyond your major in the Core Curriculum, learning the foundational values and wisdom informed by our Catholic, Benedictine, and liberal arts approach to education. And if you’re not sure what to study, we can help you explore until you learn what you love.


A Saint Vincent education goes far beyond the classroom. Here, you'll learn in and around campus while expanding your world. Meanwhile, our connections to the oldest Monastery in the United States ground all of us in the deeper truths that make us human and connect us to a higher purpose.

Fred Rogers Institute

In addition to being one of the most beloved figures in the history of children’s television, Fred Rogers was a close friend of Saint Vincent College. Today, the Fred Rogers Institute carries on his legacy in the Fred Rogers Center, right here on campus.

The Institute is home to one of our honors communities, the Fred Rogers Scholars. It also hosts Incubator 143, a research and development lab for undergraduate and graduate students. Beyond students, you can find the Fred Rogers Archive along with a permanent exhibit of Mr. Rogers’ life and work, while projects like the Educators’ Neighborhood and an annual Conference bring his work and legacy to the broader community.

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Inside the Fred Rogers Institute

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Just across the street from campus, the Winnie Palmer Nature reserve allows students to explore nature, take a relaxing walk, or put their environmental education and science learnings into action. The 50-acre reserve is filled with more than two miles of trails, meadows, gardens, an environmental learning barn, the historic Lochry Blockhouse, a pond, and more.

The reserve was first established in honor of Winnie Palmer, the late wife of renowned golfer Arnold Palmer and a strong part of our community. Today, it is a popular spot for not just our students, but members of the local community as well.

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Exterior photo of the Winnie Palmer building

Honors Community

Imagine a scholarly community that values your personal life as much as your academic life. What would happen if, through that approach, six distinct honors programs were integrated into one tightly knit honors community?

Welcome to the Honors Community at Saint Vincent College – an intellectual community of high-achieving students who aim to put their skills to use in the real world. Programs include our Aurelius Scholars, Fred Rogers Scholars, STEP Scholars, Wimmer Scholars, Benedictine Leadership Studies, and Honors Scholars. From an enriched experience to financial assistance, each of them is designed to help our students succeed.

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Students attending career day

Beyond Campus

Saint Vincent College is nestled in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature Pennsylvania has to offer. Still lakes, ski resorts, hiking trails, and state parks are just a short drive away from campus and a regular destination for College-led student trips.

Our neighboring city is Latrobe, the birthplace of both professional football and the banana split. Here, you’ll find restaurants, boutique stores, and coffee shops. A few minutes west, the city of Greensburg has even more shopping opportunities and eateries and of course, the bustling city of Pittsburgh is less than an hour’s drive away.

City of Pittsburgh

Global Experiences

Make your college education a springboard to exploring the world. Every year, nearly 100 students study abroad in more than 10 global locations. You can also take credit-eligible courses with professors that incorporate learning outcomes directly into guided study abroad trips such as Benedictine Mission Trips to Senegal, literary travel to Ireland, and leadership experiences in Portugal.

Our partnerships with faith-based communities worldwide can broaden your horizon during study abroad and international service trips. Immerse yourself in another culture while fostering meaningful connections to explore not only what is unique about other cultures, but also what is universal about our human experience.

St. Peter's Basilica

Saint Vincent Archabbey

Saint Vincent College and Monastery were founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a German monk striving to educate immigrants in the region. Today, Saint Vincent Archabbey has grown to become one of the largest monasteries in the world, and its impact is still felt every day by the college it sponsors.

Benedictine monks teach as professors and work in in offices across campus, from our president Father Paul Taylor to our director of Campus Ministry Father Maximilian Maxwell. They embody Benedictine values like community, humility, and love of Christ and neighbor that drove Boniface Wimmer on his mission to America.

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Saint Vincent Archabbey

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