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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SVC holds its annual

Club Fair

featuring over 50 clubs and organizations available.

For the third consecutive year, the

March of the Bearcats

performs at Heinz Field for a Steelers preseason game. Learn more about our marching band.

The Orientation Committee Welcomes the

Class of 2022

by moving them in to their new home, as part of a longstanding tradition. View Photos

Learn more about what it is like to

be a bearcat.

Take advantage of the many opportunities to enjoy campus life.

Work is underway on Saint Vincent's

$22 million project

to transform the Latimer Family Library into a learning commons and technology hub .

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    Nationally Ranked in Affordability & Value 

    Liberal Arts Colleges:
    • Ranked in the first tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges
    • Listed for eight consecutive years

    — U.S. News & World Report 

    Best Colleges for the Money:
    • 1st in Pennsylvania
    • 30th Nationwide

    — College Factual

    Latrobe, PA:
    • Among the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit

    — Smithsonian Magazine

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