Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, PA, USA

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Saint Vincent College
3.61 Average Rating

William from McDonald, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Saint Vincent College is filled with opportunities that allow one to grow and reach their highest potential. This college is not like most; at Saint Vincent College your professors know you. You are not a number at Saint Vincent College
Tips for prospective students
When going on visits keep an open mind. Try not to compare schools as the visit is taking place. Really try to find out if it is the right place for you
Academic Rigor
Academics at Saint Vincent College provide professors who are their not only for money but also to help students reach their goals. At Saint Vincent College your professors will get to know you.
Dorm Life
You will begin to make friends who you know will last forever. Surveys for dorm rooms really play a big part in who you find for a roommate. The best advice would be to be yourself and not be someone else
Food and Dining
The food is great. I love being able to go to the cafe and eat what ever I want with my friends.
What to do for fun
Their are a lot of activities that go on during the week on and off campus that you can get involved in. There is never a boring moment on campus.
Bang for the buck
Saint Vincent College is filled with great academic programs, athletics, and activities for students of all sorts. You even have a chance to find great friends who have same interest as you and to receive a top notch education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
This College celebrates the day St. Vincent College was founded and this is a great time to get together with friends and professors to share this experience.
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Carl from Latrobe, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Saint Vincent is a fun loving place i like the way people are friendly and open minded
Tips for prospective students
make sure you work on your time management skills that is the key to success here
Academic Rigor
Class all test you and prepare you for real life you not just learn out of a book but taught how to apply it also
Dorm Life
the people are real friendly and nice so is easy to gel with one another
Food and Dining
there's a great selection of food to choose from if you don't like the cafe there is a snack places also
What to do for fun
You can go out with friends to near by schools go to the city or just hang out around campus
Bang for the buck
school is expensive so you have to watch where and how you spend your money
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
we don't really have one of those
Great for these types of students
yeah the students are amazing here a good portion of the students tutor as well
Clubs and Activities
lots of clubs you choose what suits you
Greek Life
none we do not have that
Campus Safety
hardly an altercations on this campus mostly everyone gets along
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Samantha from Irwin, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I think Saint Vincent is a 9 out of 10. It is a family here and the classes push you. I just wish there was more to do on and around campus.
Tips for prospective students
Don't come to college and think it is a breeze. It's not summer camp. Do your work.
Academic Rigor
Its not an easy college, it pushes you.
Dorm Life
You have many opportunities to participate in clubs and activities.
Food and Dining
I'm not a fan of cafeteria food.
What to do for fun
Clubs, trips, its all in what you make of it.
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Student from Greensburg, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Saint Vincent is a rather quiet, rural college. The professors are generally pretty good and with the small class sizes it is easy to meet with professors on a regular basis. Overall, Saint Vincent is a good college and a good place to receive an education.
Tips for prospective students
Saint Vincent College is predominately a business, natural science, and theology college. Most other programs tend to be less funded and smaller in size. The new science center that is nearing completion with renovations is now an up-to-date lab and classroom environment which should tailor well to students interested in pursuing biology, chemistry, and biology.
Academic Rigor
Depending on the program, academics can be rather easy or they can be difficult and time consuming. Communications majors tend to have the least number of requirements, and the natural sciences tend to have the most requirements and the hardest class schedules. The college offers several honors programs, as well as secondary certifications in substance abuse (for psychology) and education, both of which have rather rigorous schedules.
Dorm Life
Depending on where you live, you can have a very party-like atmosphere or a very quite atmosphere. The freshmen dorm and senior dorm are by far the nicest dorm options on campus, but the other buildings offer something that suites everyone.
Food and Dining
The food is not particular bad, but it is not particularly good, either. The cafeteria is rather hit or miss on whether or not you will have a godd dining experience on any given day, and the shack offers quick, but rather unhealthy and expensive food.
What to do for fun
The Activities Programming Board is generally pretty good about having some sort of student event each week, but not every event is appealing to each person. There is usually a good assortment of activities, though, ranging from comedians to bingo, to movies, to karaoke, etc.
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Sara from Scottdale, PA

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I chose to come to St. Vincent because I knew that I wanted to major in the sciences. They have a new state of the art science center and the teachers here really know what they are talking about.
Am enjoying being here
From the moment that I stepped onto campus I knew that this was the school for me. The people here are welcoming and kind and there are always things to do. Even as a commuter I feel so integrated and welcome on campus.
Bang for the buck
Although St. Vincent is a private school, they hand out a lot of grants and awards for students in order to make their school affordable.
Tips for prospective students
Applying early is key. St. Vincent only accepts about 425 freshman per year and the competition for acceptance and for their grants and awards is high and on a first come, first serve basis.
Great for these types of students
St. Vincent is a great school for motivated and involved students. Everyone accepts everyone and it is an all around great environment to learn, relax and have fun.
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Anonymous

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The staff and students at Saint Vincent College are a very welcoming to prospective students. They answer any possible questions and are consistently friendly and inviting. Saint Vincent is highly focused on academics, yet seems to lend itself for an enjoyable experience.
Academic Rigor
The academics seem challenging but with hard work will be manageable. Students are held accountable for their learning.
Dorm Life
The dorm rooms are a nice size and seem really nice. An added bonus is the heating and air conditioning.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is much nicer than some schools. There seems to be a nice variety of quality food and healthy options. If you need a change there is the Shack on campus and restaurants closeby.
Great for these types of students
Saint Vincent College seems like a great school for students who are highly motivated to learn and acquire success in their future. Saint Vincent is good for students looking for a small school, a nice campus, and the ability to get to know your professors.
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Denise from Blairsville, PA

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This was an excellent choice for me. I would strongly recommend this college for anyone who wants to be prepared for their career. The faculty are helpful, knowledgeable and care about the success of the students.
Tips for prospective students
Don't let the cost scare you there are many scholarships, work-study and grants available. Don't make your choice on cost until you see what it will cost after financial aid.
Academic Rigor
I attended a total of 2 state schools and 1 community college for my undergraduate studies. I attended 1 other state school for my graduate studies. Saint Vincent is academically more rigorous but that is why employers hire Saint Vincent graduates.
Dorm Life
There are many activities scheduled on and off campus.
Food and Dining
There are many food choices and you don't have to leave campus to find something you like. My husband wanted to enroll just for the food choices.
What to do for fun
There are many activities, clubs and sports. Bus and vans are often used to transport students to out of town events and activities.
Bang for the buck
I have the personal experience to compare and there is no comparison. I strongly recommended that my daughter attend Saint Vincent College and was pleased that she did. I want her to be more than ready for her career and I know she will be successful.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Steeler Camp is my favorite!
Great for these types of students
If you want to learn you have come to the right place.
Clubs and Activities
Many clubs and sports to choose from.
Greek Life
I didn't participate but there are many opportunities.
Campus Safety
Excellent! There is a check in booth that checks as you enter. Campus security is very visible. I locked my keys in the car and they opened it for me free of charge.
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a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers are there to help you if you need help in a class. Most of them are willing to meet with you outside of class to help you understand the course more.
Am enjoying being here
There is always something to do on campus, whether it's a dance, a game or some other activity going on.
Bang for the buck
The campus is beautiful, but it can get annoying having to walk the long distance from the dorms to the buildings where the classes are, especially in the rain.
Tips for prospective students
Making friends early helps you feel more at home on campus.
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Nerissa

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
SVC is a good institution filled with wonderful teachers, faculty and staff. As an international student they really make you feel at home. The monks also play a great part in the SVC community and are open to new cultures and people.
Tips for prospective students
Check out the Liberal Arts Program, it is a wonderful major. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you focus on your work and not get sucked into the hooplah of student drama. Whatever you do is your business, but make sure you graduate with your degree in your hand.
Academic Rigor
Academics are everything. Do your work, stay on top of your classes, make sure you work hard for your grades.
Dorm Life
The dorms are beautiful and if you are one to make use of the space given to you, then you will do fine. Make the space how you want it to be
Food and Dining
Even though students complain about the food, I have researched the Parkhurst Dining Services, and they make really great food and do a lot for the community.
What to do for fun
Join an extracurricular group or go to the Mall or Olive Garden or Barnes and Noble with some friends.
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Christina from Aquasco, MD

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Saint Vincent College can be described as a diamond in the rough because when you first visit Latrobe, you automatically assume its a party school since its in a localized urban area. However, it is anything but with its beautiful campus, friendly staff and students, and overall sense of enjoyment and peace. This school might not be for everyone but it is for those select few.
Academic Rigor
From what I observed during my visit as well as from the proffessor that I spoke to, I can conclude that this school will not only challenge you academically but help you to explore who you are as a student and an individual.
Dorm Life
The dorms are kept very clean and they are set up in a way that is almost like having a small community of friends right outside your door whenever you might need them.
Food and Dining
The food looked and tasted quite excellent while I was there, however, I wish that there was just a little bit more variety.
What to do for fun
This school has over 50 sports and extracurricular activities for you to choose from. There seemed to be something to do for just about everyone.
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