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Saint Vincent College Named National University Partner
Saint Vincent College Named National University Partner
Jessie Fenton

Saint Vincent College is the newest partner in the Cristo Rey Network National University Partner program.

January 4, 2021 – CHICAGO – Today, the Cristo Rey Network announced that Saint Vincent College has been named the movement's 61st University Partner with a commitment to support the recruitment, matriculation, and college graduation of Cristo Rey students.

"We are proud to enter into this partnership with the Cristo Rey Network. The Cristo Rey Network schools have a proven track record in providing a high-quality, affordable, Catholic education that sets their students up for success. This mirrors our mission at Saint Vincent College," stated Fr. Paul Taylor, O.S.B., President of Saint Vincent College. "Our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring that each and every student succeeds and receives a transformational experience while preparing for successful, meaningful lives of leadership."

Founded in 1846 as the nation's first Benedictine college, Saint Vincent College ranks as a first-tier National Liberal Arts College by US News and World Report with the mission to encourage the intellectual gifts, professional aptitudes and personal aspirations of students to mature harmoniously through quality education and experiences.

Furthermore, the college is ranked top 5% Best Value School among both Mid Atlantic and National schools by College Factual, with an 82% acceptance rate to medical school and an 100% law school acceptance rate.

"Saint Vincent College's dedication to faith, emphasis on providing a superior undergraduate and graduate education and understanding the full spectrum of support needed to prepare students to and through college truly aligns with our core values," stated Stephanie Arias, Director of College Initiatives at Cristo Rey Network. "We are thrilled about what the class of 2021 can achieve at Saint Vincent College."

With 98% of its recent graduates employed or furthering their education within one year of graduating, Cristo Rey students have the ability to receive exceptional academic and professional support throughout their time at Saint Vincent College.

"In entering this exciting partnership with the Cristo Rey Network, Saint Vincent College strengthens its commitment to educating first generation students. We look forward to welcoming Cristo Rey graduates into the Saint Vincent community and supporting them as they continue their educational journey," stated Heather Kabala, Dean of Admission, Saint Vincent College.

Despite the many challenges faced in 2020, Cristo Rey college enrollees will continue to thrive because of the organization's dedicated university partnerships like Saint Vincent College.

About Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College is a Catholic, Benedictine, four-year, private, liberal arts college, situated on 200 acres in the picturesque Laurel Highlands in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Saint Vincent College has an enrollment of approximately 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, nine graduate and professional programs, 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports and more than 50 clubs and organizations. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, students receive personalized attention as part of a connected campus community that prepares them for lives of meaning and success, as 98 percent of recent graduates are employed in their field of choice or continuing their education. Saint Vincent College has regularly been recognized for its high-quality, affordable education by U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine, Washington Monthly and others. Learn more.

About Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network of 37 high schools delivers a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college. Cristo Rey partners with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success: students are three times more likely to complete a bachelor's degree by age 24, compared to the total U.S. low-income population. Learn more.