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About Saint Leo University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College


Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Saint Leo University is the oldest Catholic university established in the year 1889 which offers art-based education. It is a private not-for-profit institute and offers 50 undergraduate degrees in 35 education centers in 7 states and 16000 online programs which have six convenient start dates in a year. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1 with an overall graduation rate of 48%.

  • There are 14,649 students in total among which 11,192 are full-time students and 3,457 are part-time enrollments.

  • Saint Leo University acceptance rate is 70% and the current population is 14,649. It educates students from 50 states, three US territories, and 80 countries.

Online Education at Saint Leo University

The university offers 61 online programs across 13 disciplines including Accounting, Aviation, Education, Theology, Business Management, Human Services, Criminal Justice, and many others.

  • University dashboard provides access to e-books, journals, and online articles.

  • The university's online resources provide all the information related to the program. Students can submit their assignments, interact with the students and faculty, view their grades and check curriculum among other activities. 

  • The online courses are accredited and the credits can be conveniently transferred. The online courses are flexible and easily accessible.

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  • The university provides great opportunities to learn and to socialize. The staff is always ready to help the students through any issues and the faculty members are well-versed pioneers in their respective subjects.

  • The academics are revised and updated periodically to ensure quality education.

  • The syllabus is exhaustive and sophisticated but the faculty members make it interesting.

  • The classroom atmosphere is interactive and at ease. Students feel right at home at the university. The campus life is also very exciting.

Location & Contact


33701 State Road 52


Email: N/A
Phone: 3525888200
Fax: 3525888917
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  • The university is ranked at number 47 in 'Regional Universities-South' and at number 31 in 'Best Colleges for Veterans' by US News.

  • The university is also ranked 14th in 'Best Value Schools'.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Feb

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

960 - 1150

ACT Range

19 - 26

Application Fee



Considered but not required

High School GPA


Accept Common App


Saint Leo University Admission Process

Saint Leo University Admissions

The admissions at Saint Leo University are rolling so that, the candidates can enroll at any time and begin their studies. The candidates can start their studies during any one of the university's six convenient start dates throughout the year. The admission process for Saint Leo University's undergraduate and graduate degree programs were simple and straightforward. Saint Leo University offers military-friendly admissions for the students who served in the military.

Saint Leo University Undergraduate Program Application Process

Students who are applying for enrollment in any one of the Saint Leo University's online associate's or bachelor's programs must:

  • The applicants must fill out the online application.

  • The candidates should submit the one-time nonrefundable application fee of $45.

  • The proof of high school graduation must be submitted by the applicants if they have not attended any other regionally accredited college or university. The proof can be in the form of:

    • An official secondary school transcript.

    • An official GED score report.

  • The candidates must submit official academic transcripts by providing a chronological list of all colleges and universities they have attended, even if they did not complete a full academic term.

  • Transcript Release Form from each regionally accredited college or university the candidates have attended or in which they were enrolled should be submitted by the students.

  • The official scores for the following standardized examinations should be submitted by the candidates (if applicable):

    • Advanced Placement (AP).

    • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

    • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES).

    • Excelsior College Exams (ECE).

    • USAFI.

    • Regents Examinations and other applicable examinations.

  • The professional training documentation for possible academic credit must be submitted by the candidates if they are a graduate of a nursing training program (include license), or a police officer who has completed training with the FBI National Academy, police institute and/or certified polygraph schools.

  • In order to obtain academic credit for the candidate's training, verification of training/ service is necessary. Some specific limits will be having for all non-traditional sources of credit.

Saint Leo University Graduate Program Application Process

Students who are applying for enrollment in any one of the Saint Leo University's online graduate programs must:

  • The applicants must fill out the online application.

  • The candidates should submit the one-time nonrefundable application fee of $80.

  • A current resume must be submitted by the candidates that demonstrate two or more years of their progressively responsible professional work experience.

  • Two professional recommendations must be submitted by the candidates that are completed on forms.

  • The Statement of Professional Goals of 500 words or more must be submitted by the applicants that outline how their educational and career goals match Saint Leo University's program. The questions that are to be addressed in an essay will be given in the application.

  • A Transcript Release Form from each regionally accredited college or university the candidates have attended or in which they were enrolled (even if you did not complete a full academic term) must be submitted.

  • The candidates must have earned a bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale unless otherwise approved by the Director of Program.

  • The candidates should submit their Transcript Release Form to the Office of Graduate Admission directly. 

  • If the transcripts have been previously submitted by the Graduates or former students of Saint Leo University and are on file, they do not need to submit again

  • The GMAT scores must be submitted by the candidates if applicable.

    • A minimum GMAT score of 500 can be used to meet the eligibility criteria if the applicant has less than 3.0/ 4.0 GPA in the last 60 credits of a bachelor's degree.

  • The candidates should send Official GMAT test results directly to the Director of Graduate Admission.

  • The university will not accept the test scores which are more than five years old.

  • The applicants for M.Ed in Educational Leadership Concentration and M.Ed in Reading Concentration are required to submit a copy of their valid professional teaching certificate.

Saint Leo University Application Process for International Students

The international students must follow the following additional steps to apply for enrollment in one of Saint Leo's online programs:

  • The application fee must be paid by the applicants with funds drawn from a U.S. bank and made payable in U.S. dollars. For undergraduate programs, the one-time, nonrefundable fee is $45 and $80 for graduate programs.

  • The applicants should have evaluated their non-U.S. credits by an approved international transcript evaluation agency.

  • The applicants should provide proof of English language proficiency and must be demonstrated in any of the following ways:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 in a paper-based test or 213 in a computer-based test if their native language is not English.

    • SAT with a minimum score of 450 on the verbal component.

    • English composition courses with the grades of B or higher where English is the primary language of instruction.

    • Two semesters with grades of B or higher in English composition courses at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States are required for transfer students.

    • An Association of International Educators-recognized ESL program must be completed successfully.

  • The applicants are not required to take TOEFL examination if they are holding an undergraduate degree from an academic institution within the United States or English-speaking nation or from an institution where English is a primary language of instruction.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Saint Leo University's annual cost is much cheaper than some of the high schools across the countries. You can calculate the net price of the individual using the net price calculator which provides you the financial cost estimation to attend the college based on the financial status of the students.  The annual cost of attendance varies for in-state and out-state students.

This section provides you information about the annual cost of the university, net price, books and supplies, other expenses. 

The average net price of the university is $20,036 whereas the average annual expense for the tuition is around $22,400.

The student can expect a total one year cost of the university to be around $39,796. 


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Faculty Overview


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

691 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

573 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

550 Graduates

Psychology, General

302 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

150 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

114 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

104 Graduates

Human Services, General

94 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

89 Graduates

Social Work

76 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

71 Graduates


66 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

46 Graduates

Biology, General

40 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

32 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

21 Graduates

Computer Science

16 Graduates


15 Graduates

Political Science and Government

15 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

12 Graduates

Business/Corporate Communications

11 Graduates

Education, Other

11 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

10 Graduates


7 Graduates


6 Graduates


6 Graduates

Homeland Security

6 Graduates

International/Global Studies

6 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

5 Graduates

International Business

2 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

1 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




34% White

15% Unknown

31% Black

14% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,179 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 89% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,100/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

green and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $13,110 per year for living on campus. Saint Leo University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at SLU costs around $5,100 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 40% male and 60% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$219 - 353

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


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Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The university provides many financial support schemes for the students in need. These schemes can be employed to meet fee requirements and other expenses. Financial aids are provided in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study options. Students who wish to apply for the financial aid facilities are required to fill in the FAFSA form. Saint Leo University federal school code is 001526. The various financial aids provided by the university are given below. 

  • Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans along with Federal Work-Study Option are provided as Federal Aids.

  • State Aids include the Florida Resident Access Grant, Florida Student Assistance Grant, Honorably Discharged Graduate Assistance Program, Georgia Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally, Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, Effective Access to Student Education Grant, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, and Florida Incentive Scholarship Program.

  • Institutional Aids provided by the university are John Peter Heatherton Family Scholarship, Saint Leo University Endowed Scholarship, Sister Carmen Young Scholarship, The USAA Foundation Scholarship, and Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.

  • Tuition Assistance 'Top-Up', Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, Tuition Assistance Program and ROTC are provided as Military Aids.

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