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Undergrad Profile

Ranked as one of the top universities in Florida, Saint Leo University offers students a liberal arts education in a student-centered environment in which the love of learning is of prime importance.

Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University is a Catholic liberal arts school serving students of all faiths and those with no religious affiliation. Our Tampa-area campus is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers across the United States.

University College
Our liberal arts campus, located in Saint Leo, Florida, is home to our vibrant University College, serving the educational needs of nearly 2,300 traditional-age undergraduate students. University College is situated just 30 minutes north of eclectic Tampa, 45 minutes from sun-kissed Clearwater, and 90 minutes from exciting Orlando.

At Saint Leo University, outstanding teaching and active learning go hand in hand. Caring, capable faculty provide our students with knowledge, guidance, academic support, and a broad range of learning opportunities––both in and outside the classroom. Small classes allow faculty togive each student personal attention. The average class size is just 19 students. Saint Leo prides itself on the quality of our student-faculty relationships. Students tell us they love the University’s active teaching-learning model because it enables them to collaborate on assignments, discuss readings, and participate in research projects outside the classroom. Not many universities can boast, as we can, that their undergraduate students are encouraged to present their work at national, academic, and professional conferences. Many alumni tell us that their bonds with faculty have remained strong over the years. They say the mentoring, coaching, and other outside-the-classroom interactions with faculty helped them achieve much more than they ever thought possible. They report that they learned not just how to succeed in the classroom, but also in life. As students, they were encouraged to be well rounded: to learn, to think for themselves, to be active participants, and to give back to their communities. In a recent student survey, 98%of our graduates reported they would recommend Saint Leo University to a friend.

Core values
Saint Leo University is a place where values are more than just words on a wall. Respect, integrity, personal development, responsible stewardship, community, and excellence are part of the daily fabric of life on our campus and throughout the University system. Our values derive from our Benedictine traditions and our commitment to help every student love the person they become here. These values are what make Saint Leo students and graduates special.

At Saint Leo students choose from more than 50 majors, programs, and endorsements to build the academic path to best suit them. We offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, along with pre-professional and accelerated-learning programs through the School of Arts & Sciences, the Donald R. Tapia School of Business, and the School of Education & Social Services.

A vibrant campus life
With its lakeside campus and warm, sunny climate all year-round, Saint Leo University provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of campus activities. The welcoming and diverse community allows you to connect with friends, get involved, explore your interests, and even discover new ones. With more than 70 clubs, organizations, and programs, from service and leadership to multicultural and Greek life, Saint Leo has an outlet for your passions.

Applications for admission are accepted and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The priority application deadline for first-year candidates is January 15 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Applicants for regular admission should submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions: application, official transcript, letter(s) of recommendation, essay or graded writing sample, and standardized test scores (unless test optional—see


2015–2016 Academic Year
Tuition and Fees

Tuition (two semesters): $20,150
Room (standard double): $5,250
Meal Plan (unlimited): $4,620
Student Activity Fee: $370
Orientation Fee: $310
Total: $30,700

Scholarships and Financial Assistance for First-Year Students
• Students receiving need-based aid: 90%
• Students receiving non-need-based aid: 99.5%
• Amount of institutional aid awarded
annually to all University College students: $18,447,056
• Average financial aid package: $24,250

Source: Common Data Set 2014–2015


Division/Conference Affiliation: NCAA Division II, Sunshine State Conference
Intercollegiate Sports: 

Men’s Sports
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Golf
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Track

Women’s Sports
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Golf
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Softball
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Track
• Volleyball


ACADEMIC Programs 

Undergraduate Degree Programs
(University Campus)
• Accounting
• Biology with Specialization in:
- Biomedical & Health Sciences
- Ecology
- General Biology
• Biology with Education Minor
• Business Administration (various offerings)
• Communication Management
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science: Information Assurance
• Criminal Justice
• Criminal Justice with Specialization in:
- Criminalistics
- Homeland Security
• Economics
• Elementary Education
• English with Specialization in:
- Advanced Literary Studies
- Dramaturgy
- Professional Writing
• English with Education Minor
• Global Studies
• Health Care Management
• History
• History with Education Minor
• International Tourism & Hospitality
• Management with Specialization in:
- Hospitality Management
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mathematics with Education Minor
• Middle Grades Education with Specialization in:
- English
- Mathematics
- Science
- Social Science
• Multimedia Management
• Political Science
• Psychology (B.A.)
• Psychology (B.S.)
• Religion
• Secondary Education with Specialization in:
- Biology
- English

- Mathematics
- Social Science

• Social Work
• Sociology
• Sport Business

Minor Degree Programs
• Accounting
• American Politics
• Anthropology
• Art
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication Management
• Computer Programming
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• Dramaturgy
• Economics
• Education
• Engineering
• English
• Environmental Studies
• Ethics and Social Responsibility
• Global Studies
• History
• Homeland Security
• Hospitality Management
• Human Resource Management
• Information Security
• Interdisciplinary Arts
• International Business
• International Tourism
• Journalism
• Leadership
• Legal Studies
• Literature
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Marketing and Sales in Sport
• Mathematics
• Multimedia Management
• Music
• Music Ministry
• Philosophy
• Professional Writing
• Psychology
• Religion
• Risk Management in Sport
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Hospitality
• World Politics

3+1 Accelerated Degree Programs
• Computer Science Bachelor of Science + Master of Science in Cybersecurity
• Management Bachelor of Arts + One-Year Master of Business Administration
• Marketing Bachelor of Arts + One-Year Master of Business Administration

Graduate Degree Programs
• Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), Concentration/Program:
- Management
• Master of Accounting
• Master of Arts in Theology
• Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Concentrations/Programs:
- Accounting
- Health Care Management
- Human Resource Management
- Information Security Management
- Marketing
- Marketing Research and Social Media Analytics
- Project Management
- Sport Business
- Online M.B.A.
- Two-Year Weekend M.B.A.
• Master of Education Concentrations:
- Educational Leadership
- Educational Leadership for Catholic School Administrators
- Exceptional Student Education
- Instructional Leadership
- Reading
• Education Specialist Concentrations:
- Educational Leadership
- Higher Education Leadership
• Master of Science in Criminal Justice
• Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Administration Concentrations:
- Corrections
- Critical Incident Management
- Forensic Psychology
- Forensic Science
- Legal Studies
• Master of Science in Critical Incident Management
• Master of Science in Cybersecurity
• Master of Science in Human Services Administration
• Master of Science in Instructional Design

Associate Degree Programs
• Business Administration
• Criminal Justice
• Information Technology
• Liberal Arts

Other University Programs
• Bridge Program
• Florida Coaching Endorsement
• Honors Program
• PAL (Program for the Advancement of Learning)
• ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
• Study Abroad Partnerships