With more than 1,500 students, Saint Vincent College offers the personal attention and educational tools to integrate your intellectual aptitudes with your professional goals. Student life at Saint Vincent College is enriched by the unique programs, activities and opportunities that collectively shape the educational journey of those who live and learn here.
200-acre picturesque campus in Laurel Highlands of PA
More than 50 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate and professional programs
11:1 student-faculty ratio
Freshman-to-sophomore retention: 81%
Four-year graduation rate: 66%
Six-year graduation rate: 69%
1,560 Undergraduate Students
179 Graduate Students
Average High School GPA: 3.55
Annual Tuition (2020-21):
Undergraduate: $36,586 for full-time undergraduates
Graduate: varies by program
More than 50 clubs and programs offered
Saint Vincent College ranked as the top Benedictine college in the country, and in the top seven among Catholic colleges nationwide, in study.com’s 2019 ranking of the Top Christian Colleges and Universities in the United States. Saint Vincent placed 15th overall, and third in the state of Pennsylvania, among all Christian colleges.
Saint Vincent was ranked 11th out of 62 colleges overall in Pennsylvania, and third among schools in the western portion of the state, including both private and public institutions. Saint Vincent scored exceptionally well in campus experience, ranking in the 96th percentile nationally, while it also ranked in the top quartile in both faculty resources and educational outcomes. Along with campus experience, faculty resources and educational outcomes, the WalletHub rankings also take into account factors including student selectivity, cost and financing and career outcomes. For more information on WalletHub’s 2019 Ranking of Colleges and Universities, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/college-rankings/40750/.
In its 2020-21 Best Colleges for the Money ranking, College Factual placed Saint Vincent eighth out of 287 institutions in the Middle Atlantic region and 47th of 1,483 colleges and universities in the U.S. Also known as the Best Value ranking, it identifies colleges that are offering the best education quality for the best price. College Factual also released best value rankings of individual bachelor degree programs in the U.S. and SVC was well-represented. Ranking in the top 10 percent nationally in best value bachelor's programs were Saint Vincent undergraduate programs in criminology (2nd of 72), general social sciences (9th of 539), marketing (10th of 358), communication/media studies (12th of 490), general biology (13th of 617), business administration and management (20th of 876) and biological and biomedical sciences (23rd of 637).
For the 11th consecutive year, Saint Vincent College has been ranked in the first tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2020-21 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Guidebook. Additionally, the publication ranked Saint Vincent among top performers in social mobility among national liberal arts institutions while also including Saint Vincent in its listing of "A+ Schools for B Students."
The Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program in the McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government has regularly received high ranks. In 2019, the MSMOE program was listed by the magazine as one of the Top 20 Best Only Master’s in Management Programs in the U.S. and one of the 25 Best Value Master’s in Management Programs in the country. In 2020, US News placed SVC’s MSMOE program among the top third of Best Online Master’s Business Programs (non-MBA) in the U.S., including the fifth-best in the state of Pennsylvania and the ninth-best among Catholic institutions nationally.
SVC received high nationwide rankings in the following categories:
When compared with a group of 30 peer schools, Saint Vincent graduates’ earnings ranked in the top quarter. Our costs were in the lowest five, while our retention was third-highest.
The criminology, law and society program at Saint Vincent College has been ranked among the best criminology bachelor’s program in the U.S. by www.gradreports.com. Saint Vincent was one of just two Pennsylvania schools included in the top 25, and one of just four Catholic institutions listed. The 2020 rankings took into account tuition and graduates’ median salaries and debt.
In its 2019 ranking of America’s Top Colleges, Forbes business magazine again listed Saint Vincent College, also placing it No. 133 in Grateful Grads, an ROI measure based on the concept that the best colleges produce successful people who make enough money in their careers to be charitable and give back to their alma mater.
Saint Vincent College was ranked on Washington Monthly’s national list of best Liberal Arts Colleges based on social mobility, research and service, as well as listed in its “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast, in the publication’s 2018 rankings.
In this publication by New York Times best-selling author William J. Bennett and David Wilezol, Saint Vincent is identified as one of only 43 “Schools Worth Attending,” and is the only Catholic college and the only Pennsylvania college among the private schools listed.