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Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

Saint Vincent College


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 four 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 gives 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 five 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 (pre-K-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, integrated science, 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

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: 96% of survey respondents from the Class of 2014 were employed in their fields or in graduate school.

Saint Vincent's Academic Facilities

Saint Vincent College's outstanding academic facilities include the recently completed $39 million Sis and Herman Dupr?® Science Pavilion, 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 five 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 six 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 indoor and outdoor track. Women's athletics include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor 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

Address 300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA  15650-2690
United States
Contact Ms. Heather Kabala
Dean of Admission
Phone: 800-782-5549
Fax: 724-532-5069

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3.2
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st October 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 1st December 1st Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 574 520 630
SAT Math 550 510 600
ACT Composite 23 18 26

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

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Student Body

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Hispanic/Latino 3.48%
Black or African American 6.29%
White or Caucasian 83.07%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 1.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 2.3%
Other 2.74%


Male (55.49%)
Female (44.51%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 72%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
MLK celebration, Homecoming and Honors Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Activities Programming Board, Orientation Committee, Campus Ministry and Visionaries of Hope

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling No Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 102
Part-time - 131
Male - 143
Female - 90