• Address: 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574-6665

  • Phone Number: (352) 588-8200

  • Website: http://online.saintleo.edu/

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About Saint Leo University

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.

  • Saint Leo University address is 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574-6665.


Saint Leo University Online

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.

  • Saint Leo University portal provides 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.

  • Saint Leo University login can be used to check attendance, coursework, grades and many others.


Saint Leo University Schools

School of Business School of Arts and Science
School of Education and Social Science School of Business
School of Creative Writing and English School of Criminal Justice
School of Mathematics and Science School of Psychology
School of Information Technology School of Religion and Theology

Saint Leo University Tuition

The tuition varies for each program. The tuition cost for various degrees is mentioned below.

Degree Type Total Average Tuition Average Tuition Per Credit
Associate $23,844 $401
Bachelors $56,748 $391
Masters $19,365 $542
Doctorate $38,715 $785

Saint Leo University Degrees

The online degrees obtainable at the university include the following.

Bachelor of Arts Associate of Arts
Master of Business Administration Bachelor of Science
Master of Education Master of Science
Master of Social Work Master of Arts

Saint Leo University Majors and Programs

Some of the online majors provided by the university are mentioned below.

Business Management Criminal Justice
Information Technology Theology
Psychology Health Science
Education Sociology
Accounting Interdisciplinary Studies
Computer Science Human Services

Some of the online programs offered by the university include the following.

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration in Cyber Security Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Master of Science in Criminal Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education
Master of Arts in Creative Writing Master of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice

Saint Leo University Financial Aid

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 with school code 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.


Saint Leo University Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

  • The university is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Accredited Programs

  • Business Administration programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

  • Master of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice and Advanced Standing Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission.


Saint Leo University Library

  • The university is home to the Daniel.A.Cannon Memorial Library.

  • The library has a vast collection of academic support materials including books, periodicals, dissertations, thesis, research materials, and electronic reference materials.


Saint Leo University Reviews and Rankings

Some of the reviews are rankings are mentioned below. 

  • 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'.

  • 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.


Saint Leo University Campus Life

  • Saint Leo University Baseball - The baseball team has a well-experienced coach and has witnessed many wins in Division II game.

  • Hostels - The campus is surrounded by the lakefront environment with all the amenities.

  • Student clubs - There are about 70 different clubs which the students can join. There is always something exciting event happening on the campus throughout the year.

  • 'Saint Leo Lions' is the official Saint Leo University athletics team. The various sports played here include Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball and various track and field activities.

Saint Leo University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

St. Leo, Florida

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001526
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC
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Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE, CSWE

Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic
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Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , eLibrary , Financial Aid, Military Spouse Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program

Companies

BOSH Global Services, The American Automobile Association (AAA), AMSEC LLC, Benesyst, American Dairyco, CAE USA, 3DL Global Solutions, Sykes Enterprises, Inc., Tampa Bay Steel, Tech Data Corporation, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc., WR Systems

Data Source: http://online.saintleo.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Saint Leo University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 70 %
Student Faculty Ratio 16: 1
Total Population 14,649
Student Population Full Time: 11,192 Part Time: 3,457
Gender Division Male: 40 % Female: 60 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 4,501 1,660 2,841
Total Applicants Admitted - 3,139 1,086 2,053
Applicants Enrolled - 610 231 379
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 610 231 379

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 40 %

The College Monk

Female: 40 %

Total Graduation Rate: 40 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Saint Leo University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Saint Leo University

School of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Safety

School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

School of Education and Social Services

Majors available

Education Theology

Saint Leo University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $40
Graduate Application Fee $80

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 188
Number of students submitting ACT scores 187
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 31%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 31%

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Saint Leo University Admission ProcessSaint 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 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 last 60 credits of 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 the 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 paper-based test or 213 in 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 primary language of instruction

Saint Leo University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,735 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,916 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,916 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Varies Undergraduate student. U.S Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,778 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $6,778 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $11,110 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) $4,107 Residents of Florida. Demonstrate the financial need. October 13th, 2018
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) $4,107 Residents of Florida. Demonstrate the Financial need. September 29th, 2018
Honorably Discharged Graduate Assistance Program (HDGAP) $4,107 Honorably Discharged. Demonstrate financial needs. October 23rd, 2018
Georgia Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) $4,107 Georgia Residents. Demonstrate Academic Achievement. October 23rd, 2018
Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) $4,107 Georgia resident. Undergraduate. October 23rd, 2018
Effective Access to Student Education Grant $4,107 Residents of Florida. Demonstrate the Financial need. October 23rd, 2018
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Varies Residents of Florida. Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Florida Incentive Scholarship Program Varies Residents of Florida. Demonstrate financial needs. Varies

Data Source: http://online.saintleo.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
John Peter Heatherton Family Scholarship $2,500 Enrolled Full-time. Demonstrated financial need February 15th, 2019
Saint Leo University Endowed Scholarship $1,490 Current undergraduates Demonstrated financial need February 15th, 2019
Sister Carmen Young Scholarship Varies GPA of 3.0 and above Demonstrated service to Saint Leo University or to the Saint Leo University community. February 15th, 2019
The USAA Foundation Scholarship $2,000 Current Saint Leo University student with a permanent residence in the Tampa Bay area February 15th, 2019
Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship $1,500 Student of junior standing at time of application Cumulative GPA of 3.0 Demonstrated financial need February 15th, 2019

Data Source: http://online.saintleo.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance "Top-Up" Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,760 Honorably discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate student Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected disabilities. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,115 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
ROTC Varies Air Force and Army ROTC program students Varies

Data Source: http://online.saintleo.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,968
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,009
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,062
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,459
Over $110,000 $25,513

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 49% $4,091
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $13,920
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 44% $4,959
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $9,430
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $4,545
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $3,738
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 21,296
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 4,159
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $9,696,161
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,331
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.saintleo.edu/resources/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/military-veteran-benefits.aspx
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 4,213 $5,427
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 3,192 $5,262
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 1,021 $5,946

Data Source: http://online.saintleo.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Saint Leo University FAQ

  Is Saint Leo University a Division I University?


Saint Leo University's Athletics team competes on NCAA Divison II in the Sunshine State Conference.

  How many courses can I take per term?


Most students register only for two courses per semester, which is considered full-time. 

  What is Saint Leo University federal school code?


The federal school code of Saint Leo University is 001526.

  Does Saint Leo University provide student portal?


Saint Leo University has an online student portal where students can check their attendance and academic calendar. The portal also allows online students to check for their assignments and other project works.

  Is Saint Leo University nationally accredited?


Saint Leo University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC).

  Are programs at Saint Leo University accredited?


Yes, Business and Social Work programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation, respectively.

  What makes a student eligible to receive a Pell Grant?


Pell Grants are based on FAFSA. The eligibility criteria are determined by the FAFSA and determine who and how much a student will receive the grant amount.

  What will happen to my financial aid if I drop a class?


The students will not be eligible if they drop or do not attend any of their classes.

  Are the credits transferable?


Yes, credits can be transferred to only those classes or programs that fulfill your degree requirements with Saint Leo.

  How much is the tuition fees at Saint Leo University?


The average tuition fees at Saint Leo University ranges in between $23,844 to $38,715 depending upon the program and degree a student opts for.

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