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Meet Saint Vincent College

Founded in 1846 as the nation's first Benedictine college, Saint Vincent College ranks as a first-tier National Liberal Arts College (US News and World Report).

Meet Saint Vincent

Successful Careers, Meaningful Lives

A college education prepares you for your career. But at Saint Vincent College, it goes much deeper. Here, students learn the career skills they need to thrive while embracing the fundamental values and knowledge that help them pursue deeper truths for a better, more successful life.

In our classrooms, on campus, and in the community, our Catholic and Benedictine values come to life. Students engage with professors and each other, from the Listening Seminar of our SVC Core Curriculum all the way to graduation.

And when they go out into the world, our graduates are ready to find their calling—always supported by a network of Bearcats ready to help them succeed.

Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future

The Rule of St. Benedict—a timeless 1,500-year-old book—reminds us that personal success finds meaning only when we come together to build a stronger and more inclusive society.

Built on these fundamental truths, and sponsored by the largest Benedictine monastic community in the world, we prepare our students to embrace and transform the world.

Empowering Exceptional Lives

At Saint Vincent College, motivated students achieve professional success and purposeful, meaningful lives. Our graduates become top scientists, teachers, health professionals, corporate executives, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and other leaders who engage with the local and global community to make the world a better place.

It's why, according to a recent survey, 98% of our graduates are employed in their field of choice or in graduate school within a year of graduation.

  • Recent Employers

    • The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • United States Army Corps of Engineers
    • Crown Castle
    • Honeywell
    • Qualtrics
    • Cleveland Browns
    • U.S. Marshals Service
    • FBI
    • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Recent Graduate School Acceptances

    • Columbia University
    • Northwestern University
    • Gonzaga University
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • SUNY Albany
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • George Mason University
    • Duquesne University
    • Penn State University
  • Recent Professional School Acceptances

    • School of Law
    • School of Dentistry
    • School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Georgetown School of Medicine
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Saint Vincent College Mission Statement

Saint Vincent College is an educational community rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning. Its mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education for men and women to enable them to integrate their professional aims with the broader purposes of human life. The programs, activities and encounters that make up student life at Saint Vincent College encourage the intellectual gifts, professional aptitudes and personal aspirations of students to mature harmoniously.

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