Saint Leo University Overview
Saint Leo University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Leo, Florida. The suburban atmosphere of Saint Leo makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Saint Leo University Known For?
- The highest award offered at St. Leo University is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 23% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from St. Leo University makes roughly $43,800 a year. This is 7% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- It takes the average St. Leo University student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Saint Leo University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
St. Leo University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Leo University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards St. Leo University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Saint Leo University?
Contact details for St. Leo University are given below.
|Address:||33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665|
How Do I Get Into St. Leo University?
You can apply to St. Leo University online at: https://www.saintleo.edu/worldwide-admissions
Admission Requirements for St. Leo University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Leo University?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.
Average Test Scores
About 54% of students accepted to St. Leo University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 520. Math scores were between 480 and 600.
Can I Afford Saint Leo University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Leo University, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $6,473 a year. That adds up to $25,892 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at St. Leo University is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Saint Leo University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,146 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,112 full-time undergraduates at St. Leo University, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Leo University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,768|
|Hispanic or Latino||893|
Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Leo University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 83 countries are represented at St. Leo University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Jamaica, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Saint Leo University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Leo University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 11th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of St. Leo University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Leo University was -8.2%. This is the #203 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at St. Leo University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Leo University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||5%|
|English Language & Literature||52%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||4%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||4%|
|Other Homeland Security||14%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Leo University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at St. Leo University.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Saint Leo University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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