60%

Acceptance Rate

960 - 1150

SAT Range

19 - 26

ACT Range

Saint Leo University Admissions

When you think of admissions, what word comes to your mind? Exhausting with Confusion or Stress!

Well, when you apply at Saint Leo University (SLU), the journey will be made effortless and convenient, filled with support and cooperation. The admission process here is online and simple but different for different programs.

Since the eligibility criteria set by the university is very precise and detailed, requiring many documents, the acceptance rate is only 60%. The requirement of the SAT/ACT score is optional. Nonetheless, good grades in high school and previous other institutions can make your chances to be at Saint Leo quite an easy one!

Application Process

The Application process at SLU is carried out as a seamless online process with unparalleled support. The process is made simple and straightforward and involves basic documents. 

Undergraduate Application Process

The application process at Saint Leo for undergraduate programs is as follows:

  • Apply online

  • Submit official High School Transcripts

  • Submit required scores as per Standardized Tests or Test-Optional Policy.

  • Submit Letters of Recommendation, if required.

  • Select and finalize Financial Aid & Payment Options.

All the required documents/transcripts must be sent by both international and national students on the below address:

Office of Admissions, MC2008

PO Box 6665

Saint Leo, FL 33574

Fax: (352) 588-8257

Email: admissions@saintleo.edu

For Online programs

To apply for enrolment in one of Saint Leo University's associate's or bachelor's programs:

  • Fill out the online application.

  • Submit proof of high school graduation. It can be an official secondary school transcript or an official GED score report.

  • Submit official academic transcripts. Provide a chronological list of all colleges and universities you have attended and submit a Transcript Release Form for each regionally accredited college or university you attended or in which you were enrolled.

  • Submit official scores for the following standardized examinations, if applicable: Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES), Excelsior College Exams (ECE), USAFI, Regents Examinations, other applicable examinations.

  • Submit applicable professional training documentation for possible academic credit.


Graduate Application Process

Each Graduation program has its own set of application procedures. For program-specific details, please visit the official website.

For international students

To apply for enrolment in one of Saint Leo University's traditional campus graduate programs:

  • Apply through online

  • Submitting transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas/certificates of previous post-secondary institutions.

  • Certified word-for-word translations of all non-English credentials.

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency Test from any one of the following:

    • TOEFL - minimum score of 45 in internet-based tests.

    • IELTS - minimum score of 5.0

    • Pearson Test of English Academics (PTE A) - minimum score of 35.

    • Successful completion of ELS Level 109.

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

    • Successful completion of a NAFSA-recognized ESL program

    • Duolingo English Test - minimum score of 75

  • Supplemental Documentation

    • Submit a current resume.

    • Submit two professional recommendations completed on forms you can download here.

    • Submit a Statement of Professional Goals of 500 words or more than outlines. how your educational and career goals match Saint Leo University's program.

  • Photocopy of the Biographical section of your current passport.

  • Evidence of Financial Ability to Pay. 

 

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

960 - 1150

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.

40%

SAT Reading 25th

470

SAT Math 25th

490

SAT Composite 25th

960

SAT Reading 75th

560

SAT Math 75th

590

SAT Composite 75th

1150

Average SAT Score

1055

Believed to help colleges interpret the applicants' overall academic performance, SAT scores weigh a lot of importance. However, since the SAT scores are not one of the mandatory factors to get admission to Saint Leo University, there is no particular data about the average SAT score or similar requirements to take admission to the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

19 - 26

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.

17%

ACT Math 25th

17

ACT English 25th

19

ACT Composite 25th

19

ACT Math 75th

25

ACT English 75th

25

ACT Composite 75th

26

Average ACT Score

23

No official data about the minimum requirements concerning the ACT scores have been made publicly available by the university. However, candidates can submit their ACT scores for securing admission to Saint Leo University. The university doesn't put much emphasis on the same.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students

3.5

A GPA is a crucial factor for undergraduate admission consideration at SLU. The minimum GPA required is set as per the program requirements and qualifications.

The overall average GPA required for enrolment is 3.5.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA

Required

High School Rank

Recommended

High School Transcript

Required

College Prep Courses

Considered but not required

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

Recommedations

Considered but not required

Being consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the South region, Saint Leo University offers online and on-campus programs tailor-made for students to make their aspirations and dreams a reality.

The university has different requirements for undergraduate and graduate programs as per the nature of the applicant, i.e., freshmen, transfer, and international. SLU also offers scholarship opportunities for domestic undergraduate students. High school GPA and related transcripts are mandatory for admission consideration.

The application fee charged is $45.


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

For undergraduate admission, you can either apply through ACT/SAT scores or can go with a test-optional policy of the university, which requests you to meet some additional requirements. Under the test-optional policy, you need to show proof of above-average academic performance, especially in the subjects of English, math, science, and social science, and showcase an excellent academic performance during the last four years of high school.

The requirements common across all undergraduate programs are as follows:

  • Form filled online via the platform of Common Application or application form provided on the university’s website.

  • Official High School Transcripts to be sent directly by your school in a sealed envelope.

  • Minimum required ACT/SAT scores or requirements under the test-optional policy.

  • For Transfer students, an official transcript from each institution attended, covering all collegiate-level work completed.

  • Optional: Letters of Recommendation can be sent to the Office of Admission directly from your high school guidance counselor or teacher.

For online programs

The process is as follows:

  • Form filled online via the platform of Common Application or application form provided on the university’s website.

  • Proof of High School Graduation.

  • Official academic transcripts.

  • Transcript Release Form for each regionally accredited college or university you attended or in which you were enrolled.

  • For Transfer students, an official transcript from each institution attended, covering all collegiate-level work completed.

  • Scores of required Standardised Tests.

For international students

The steps are as follows:

  • Filled online application form available on the university’s website.

  • Transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas or certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended.

  • Certified word-for-word translations of all non-English credentials.

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency Test from any one of the following:

    • TOEFL - minimum score of 45 in an internet-based test.

    • IELTS - minimum score of 5.0

    • Pearson Test of English Academics (PTE A) - minimum score of 35.

    • Successful completion of ELS Level 109.

    • For transfer students, two semesters with grades of B or higher in English composition courses at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States.

    • Successful completion of a NAFSA-recognized ESL program

    • Duolingo English Test - minimum score of 75

  • Photocopy of the Biographical section of your current passport.

  • Submitting financial proof stability to Pay.


Graduate Admission Requirements

Being one of the Top-Ranked Universities in Florida, the graduate programs by Saint Leo university embraces disciplines from Criminal Justice, MBA, Human Services, Psychology, Information Technology, and Creative Writing. The common requirements for Graduate Admission are as follows:

  • Filled online application form provided on the university’s website.

  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended.

  • Minimum GPA requirements, as specified by the program.

  • Test scores required as per the program.

  • Letters of recommendation and Resume, as per the program requirements.

  • Current or prior work experience, as specified by the program. 

Admission Deadlines

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

1st Feb

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.

$45

Early Decision Deadline

None

Early Action Deadline

None

Offer Action Deadline

None

Offers Early Decision

None

Application Website

https://www.saintleo.edu/worldwide-admissions

Accepts Common App

Yes

Accepts Coalition App

No

There is no strict deadline for enrollment in SLU.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. However, if you are applying via the Common Application form, then it should be filled after August 1.

The FAFSA form is required to be filled and submitted after October 1

Admission Statistics

WomenMenTotal
Applied2,9941,9104,904
Accepted1,8101,1452,955
Acceptance Rate60%60%60%
Enrolled327234561
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)18%20%19%

Admission Statistics

Applied

Women

2,994

Men

1,910

Total

4,904

Accepted

Women

1,810

Men

1,145

Total

2,955

Acceptance Rate

Women

60%

Men

60%

Total

60%

Enrolled

Women

327

Men

234

Total

561

Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)

Women

18%

Men

20%

Total

19%

Credits Accepted

AP Credit

Yes

Dual Credit

Yes

Credit for Life Experiences

Yes

In the US, a majority of the universities incentivize students by helping them earn university credit by taking certain courses in high school. Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit), AP Credit, and CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences) are some of the popular programs that are available for students. However, the policy regarding these credits varies from university to college. These programs have multiple benefits such as a higher GPA, increased chances of finishing the degree, and a shorter time to complete the degree. Students can easily apply for AP and CLEP credits by visiting collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

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