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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

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Saint Leo University overview
Location Saint Leo, Florida
Online saintleo.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Leo University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint Leo University, established in 1889, is a private liberal arts institution located in Saint Leo, Florida, approximately 35 miles north of Tampa. It offers a suburban campus environment amidst the rolling hills of Central Florida, with Spanish Mission-style architecture prevalent throughout its buildings. The university serves a diverse student body and provides a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on business, education, and criminal justice majors. Saint Leo is considered moderately selective in its admissions process. For students opting for residential life, the university offers on-campus housing options. While the athletic prowess of Saint Leo University is not the defining element of the institution, it does compete in NCAA Division II as the Lions, with several sports programs, including but not limited to soccer, basketball, and golf.

In the most recent statistical year 10,086 prospective students applied, and 7,127 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 826 enrolled in the school.  7,452 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,071 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $23,990 plus fees of $2,060. St. Leo University is ranked 715 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












St. Leo University is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Saint Leo University overview
SAT 930/1150
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.1

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Leo University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$792
Other Fees$2,060
Room and Board $14,300
Budget for Other Expenses$2,776
Total One Year Cost$43,918

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Leo University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 23%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 16%
Psychology 7%
Education 5%

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