Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

Saint Leo University, founded in 1889, is a Catholic, liberal arts school. Its 215-acre campus is located in Saint Leo, 25 miles from Tampa.

Tuition & Fees

$24,860

$24,860

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
65%
400-499
10%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
58%
400-499
18%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
28%
400-499
48%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
9%
30-36
7%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
17%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
44%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,745
Declined + 1,450
Total Received 5,195
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Private (nonprofit)

2,282

undergraduate students

3,069

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration/management
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Codes

SAT 5638
ACT 0755

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Fun Facts

  • A fish tank in one of Saint Leo University's apartment buildings was featured on the TV show Tanked in 2013.

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School Facts

Saint Leo University, founded in 1889, is a Catholic, liberal arts school. Its 215-acre campus is located in Saint Leo, 25 miles from Tampa.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,351
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Saint Leo, FL

215-acre, rural campus in Saint Leo (population: 1,491), 25 miles northeast of Tampa. Major airport serves Tampa; bus and train serve Lakeland (32 miles). School operates transportation to Tampa airport by arrangement and to local shopping areas weekly.

Saint Leo University
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 13% of male students
 
7 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
65%
400-499
10%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
58%
400-499
18%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
28%
400-499
48%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
9%
30-36
7%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
17%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
44%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,745
Declined + 1,450
Total Received 5,195

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Senthil Kumar
University Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Management
P: 800 334-5532
F: 352 588-8257
admissions@saintleo.edu

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,819

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,900
Room $8,100
Board $5,400
Additional fees $960
Books & supplies $1,116
Total $39,476
Average Financial Aid - $25,819
Total with Avg. Aid $13,657
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 240-7658
F: 866 708-7770
sfs@saintleo.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Melinda Clark
Associate Vice President of Financial Aid
sfs@saintleo.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

acrobatics/tumbling, cheerleading

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance team, disc golf, dodgeball, football, soccer, softball, street hockey, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Francis Reidy (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Sunshine State Conference
Mascot
Lions
School colors
green and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology/Biomedical/Health Science
Biology/Ecology
Biology/General
Business Administration
Communications Management
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Criminalistics
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
Cybersecurity
Economics
Education
Educational Studies/Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Emergency/Disaster Management
English/Advanced Literary Studies
English/Dramaturgy
English/Professional Writing
Global Studies
Health Care Management
History
Human Services
Information Technology
Instructional Design
International Hospitality/Tourism Management
Liberal Arts
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Humanities
Middle Grades Education
Multimedia Management
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Sport Business
Theology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration/management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,351

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

43%

2,282
students

Female
58%
1,324

Male
42%
958

57%

3,069
students

Female
65%
1,981

Male
35%
1,088

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,223
students

Female
59%
1,299

Male
41%
924

3%

59
students

Female
43%
25

Male
57%
34

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.30
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 71
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Haiti
Jamaica
Qatar
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Paige Ramsey-Hamacher
Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement
352 588-8489
paige.ramsey.hamacher@saintleo.edu

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