Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College was originally established as a men's college in 1846. It became a coeducational institute in 1983. Founded by Boniface Wimmer, Saint Vincent College was the first Benedictine monastery in America. The college's sprawling campus occupies over 200 acres of land in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Saint Vincent College offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government
  • School of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education
  • The Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Science, Mathematics, and Computing

The athletics department of Saint Vincent College sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed the Bearcats and are members of the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

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Contacting Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Rd
Latrobe , PA 15650-2690
General Phone: (724) 539-9761

Saint Vincent College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts73French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management73business management, operations management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing
Therapy and Counseling52psychology, educational psychology, substance abuse counseling
Science44biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Education and Teaching40curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, physics teaching, school librarian, teacher education and development ...
Media27communication studies
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religious education, theology
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science, natural resources management
Fine Arts3fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Design0graphic design
Family and Social Work0public policy analysis

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Vincent College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30240
Master's degree506
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years62
Postbaccalaureate certificate21

Saint Vincent College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Vincent College had a total enrollment of 1,924 students (1,982 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 83%
(Foreign Students) 17%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 39%
20-21 36%
22-24 10%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%
North Carolina1%

Saint Vincent College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

Saint Vincent College Room and Board (2007)

Saint Vincent College offers campus housing for 1,280 of its 1,982 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Latrobe, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Saint Vincent College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470570
SAT Math480590
SAT Writing460570
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Saint Vincent College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,735
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,735
Room and board $ 8,280
Room charge $ 4,070
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,880
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Saint Vincent College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 336800)

Saint Vincent College Faculty

Saint Vincent College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2112
Non-tenured and not on tenure track203

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$82,5303$68,897
Associate professoracademic year23$65,5337$62,538
Assistant professoracademic year24$54,69811$53,769
Instructoracademic year13$51,2074$48,944
All faculty totalacademic year74$62,71825$57,267

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Vincent College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Presidents' Athletic Conference
Basketball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Baseball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Track Presidents' Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports107143250

Saint Vincent College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physics Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Option to study abroad
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