Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.

Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.

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As Students Begin to Return Home to SVC

find out what it is like to be part of the Bearcat Family.


As Students Start to Return

Home to SVC

find out what it is like to be part of the Bearcat Family.

Saint Vincent and Carlow University announce bachelor of science degree in


beginning in fall of 2019, on Saint Vincent College's campus. Program details

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As America’s first Benedictine institution, Saint Vincent College welcomes every guest with hospitality and a sense of community. Come visit us – we will help you learn whether Saint Vincent is right for you.

Work is underway on Saint Vincent's

$22 million project

to transform the Latimer Family Library into a learning commons and technology hub .

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    Liberal Arts Colleges:
    • Ranked in the first tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges
    • Listed for eight consecutive years

    — U.S. News & World Report 

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    • 30th Nationwide

    — College Factual

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