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Saint Vincent College

  • Latrobe, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 1,596
    total students
  • $29,540 | $29,540
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 1
    fall application deadline
  • 68%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 524
    sat math
  • 570
    sat reading
  • 518
    sat writing
  • 23
    act composite

Overview

Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher education with roots in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition of academic challenge and spiritual growth. Saint Vincent College is organized into 4 schools including the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government; School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education; School of Humanities and Fine Arts; and the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing.

Academics, Degrees, and Major Offerings

Saint Vincent College's core curriculum is meant to give students a broad-based education in mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, and humanities, with an interdisciplinary view and skills to better themselves and their communities throughout their whole lives. For students looking to intensify their intellectual experience, Saint Vincent offers an honors program with opportunities for independent scholarly work.

The top 5 most popular academic programs at the College, situated in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles from Pittsburgh, are biology, communication, education, management, and psychology. A full list of majors and programs includes: accounting, anthropology, art history, art education, arts administration -- performing arts, arts administration -- visual arts, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, biotechnology, business economics, business education information technology, chemistry, children's literature*, children's studies*, Chinese language and culture*, communication, computing and information science, criminology, law and society, economics, economics and mathematics, early childhood education (prek-4), middle grade education (4-8) (language arts; science; social studies; mathematics), education certification: k-12 (art; business, computer and information technology; environmental education; Chinese; French; Spanish), education certification: k-12 graduate programs (curriculum supervisor; environmental education; instructional technology specialist; library science; school administration and supervision; special education), education certification: secondary (biology; chemistry; English; mathematics; physics; social studies), engineering science; engineering (3/2), English; entrepreneurship*, environmental chemistry, environmental science, environmental studies*, finance, finance and mathematics, forensic studies - computer security*, forensic studies - financial investigations*, forensic studies - natural science*, French, German*, graphic design, history, international business, international studies*, Italian*, Latin*, liberal arts, management, management: operational excellence*, marketing, mathematics, mathematics/engineering (3/2), medieval studies*, music, music history*, music performance, occupational therapy (M.O.T.)**, pharmacy (Pharm.D.)**, philosophy, philosophy and theology, photography*, physical therapy (D.P.T.)**, physician assistant (M.P.A.)**, physics, physics education, political science, politics, pre-health professions (accelerated osteopathic medicine***, accelerated podiatric medicine****, allopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, dental medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine), pre-law, psychology, public administration*, public history*, public policy, sociology, Spanish, studio arts, and theology.

*minor

**through cooperative agreements with allied health professions programs at respected colleges and universities

***in cooperation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

****in cooperation with New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

Career Development at Saint Vincent College

The Career Center mission is to support the academic and professional growth of each student and alumnus by offering services that assist in forming career goals, pursuing those goals, attaining practical experience, and then finding suitable employment or acceptance into graduate and professional school programs.

The Career Center helps students transform their liberal arts foundation into practical skills and successful careers, while serving as an internal resource to students and faculty members and as an external partner to employers, post-secondary institutions, and the Latrobe community.

Success is standard at SVC: 95% of survey respondents from the Class of 2013 were employed in their fields or in graduate school.

Saint Vincent's Academic Facilities

Saint Vincent College outstanding academic facilities include the $39 million Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion, dedicated in 2013, which offers students and faculty members the opportunity to do science together. Saint Vincent has invested more than $75 million in facilities in the past 5 years; other academic facilities and centers include the Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, Center for Political and Economic Thought, Environmental Education Center, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence, Loe China Studies Center, and the Small Business Development Center.

These academic centers in Pennsylvania are based within each of Saint Vincent College's four schools, and are signature projects that are distinguished within their academic communities. The centers are integral parts of Saint Vincent College's strategic plan; they are interdisciplinary in their framework and provide students an integrated focal point for their academic development.

Residence Life

Student life at Saint Vincent offers students a close-knit community setting with comfortable housing accommodations in on-campus residence halls. First-year students who live more than 50 miles away from Saint Vincent College are required to live on campus; all students are encouraged to live on campus at Saint Vincent College, as campus living gives students great access to social and educational programs and events.

Saint Vincent emphasizes service learning and study abroad opportunities that expand horizons and leave students more attuned to their community and world. On recent service trips, students volunteered in Haiti, Newark, New Orleans, Brazil and Calcutta. Students can also study abroad for a semester, academic year, or summer in such countries as Argentina, Australia, China, Egypt, Guatemala, Great Britain, France, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan and Turkey.

There are about 1,200 students who live in one of the 6 residence halls on Saint Vincent College campus. Each residence hall offers different amenities; however, all provide lounge areas, laundry facilities, community microwave and TV, smoke detectors, and vending machines.

Saint Vincent Athletics

Saint Vincent College competes in NCAA Division III in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Its mascot is the Bearcat. Saint Vincent College offers men's athletics including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track. Women's athletics include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball.

The Bearcats also offer club sports such as men's ice hockey, equestrian, and ultimate Frisbee. Bearcat intramurals include aerobics, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, powder puff football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball.


Location & Contact

300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
USA

Mr.David Collins

Assistant Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid

Phone: 800-782-5549
Fax: 724-532-5069
Email: admission@stvincent.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioinformatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Educational Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,035
    • Accepted1,399
    • Acceptance Rate68%
    • Enrolled1,596
    • Female Applicants945
    • Females Accepted692
    • Female Acceptance Rate73%
    • Male Applicants1,090
    • Males Accepted707
    • Male Acceptance Rate64%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.53
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen April 1st October 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 570 450 570
    • SAT Math 524 460 580
    • SAT Writing 518 155 570
    • ACT Composite 23 20 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$29,540
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,540
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$810.00
    • Room and board *$9,894.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionMinority Students, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,596
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.59%
    • Black or African American5.16%
    • White or Caucasian84.66%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.2%
    • Asian1.76%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.13%
    • Two or more races.98%
    • Unknown2.35%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.17% representing 9 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students18% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 72%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other limited access to residence halls on weekends

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty207
    • Full-time Percentage48%
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,617 students to 136 faculty


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