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SVC is recognized as a College of Distinction

SVC is recognized as a College of Distinction

by Public Relations | May 16, 2024

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College has been named a College of Distinction for the 2023-2024 academic year, marking its commitment to providing a high-quality undergraduate education that focuses on hands-on learning, strong student-teacher relationships, a vibrant campus life and successful outcomes.Colleges of Distinction badge

Saint Vincent earned College of Distinction status both overall and in several subcategories: Pennsylvania colleges, Catholic colleges, business programs, education programs, engineering programs and career development.

Colleges of Distinction is a hand-picked selection of top schools that are well-equipped to provide a personalized education geared toward a students’ interests. Its selection process involves thorough research and interviews with school officials. Accepted schools have proven their excellence in four overarching distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

“We are appreciative of our recognition as a College of Distinction,” said Fr. Paul Taylor, O.S.B., president of Saint Vincent. “It is a testament to the achievements of our students and alumni and also to the hard work of our dedicated faculty and staff. Through our rigorous curriculum and emphasis on the importance of community, we prepare our students for careers as leaders and meaningful lives.”

The Colleges of Distinction evaluation process differs from those of popular college rankings publications, whose formulas often grade institutions based on things such as faculty salaries, endowment size and peer opinion.

“We don’t rank our schools,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer at Colleges of Distinction. “Every student has individual needs and flourishes in a specific environment. We prefer to focus on the innovative ways that colleges around the country provide an enriching undergraduate experience. We are inspired by how Saint Vincent immerses students in their academic pursuits and provides unwavering support throughout their college years and beyond.”

Since 2000, Colleges of Distinction has honored schools with a dedicated focus on the undergraduate experience. Its website provides college profiles and customized resources for students, parents and high school counselors.



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