Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited Catholic, liberal arts-based university serving people of all faiths. Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, the University seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of its community. Saint Leo graduates can expect a rewarding college experience based on the Benedictine values of respect, integrity, personal development, responsible stewardship, community, and excellence. An institution that is both Catholic and universal, Saint Leo University is open to students of all faiths and traditions, and to all individuals of good character who share these core values.
As Florida’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, Saint Leo University offers a broad range of respected academic programs and endorsements that meet the academic, spiritual, and professional goals of more than 15,000 traditional campus and adult continuing education students. Our highly competitive tuition, excellent teaching facilities and services, and engaged faculty dedicated to the success of our students combine to make us an exceptional value. In fact, Saint Leo has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Regional University - South.
Just over 2,200 students attend our University College campus in Saint Leo, nestled in the rolling hills of west central Florida just 30 minutes north of Tampa. Our students receive personalized attention in classes since these tend to be small — 18 students on average. They can choose from more than 45 undergraduate majors and specializations, including popular offerings such as biology/biomedical and health sciences, criminal justice, education, psychology, and a variety of business degrees including sport business. Saint Leo University also offers graduate degrees in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, critical incident management, cybersecurity, education, instructional design, social work and theology.
Our beautiful west central Florida location provides students with a wealth of recreational and social options, and our proximity to both the Tampa and Orlando metropolitan areas afford numerous opportunities for internships.
Average Class Size: 18
Student to Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis and interested students may apply anytime. Priority application deadline for Honors and Leadership scholarships is January 15. Applicants must show readiness to succeed in a rigorous academic curriculum.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Approximately 92% of SLU's traditional-age students receive financial aid of some sort.
Various forms of aid include scholarships for academic or athletic performance, need-based grants, federal grants, federal loans, work-study, on-campus employment, or some combination of these awards. Florida Pre-Paid and Bright Futures scholarships are accepted. Students are required to complete the FAFSA and be eligible for any institutional, Federal or State aid.