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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?

2,733 Undergraduate Awards
$33,670 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#43 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#161 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#270 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Leo University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Leo University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#12 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#18 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#30 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#58 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#66 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual

Where Is Saint Leo University?

Location of Saint Leo University

Contact details for St. Leo University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
Phone: 352-588-8200
Website: www.saintleo.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialsaintleo
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SaintLeoUniv

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Leo University?

58% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
54% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at St. Leo University is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Leo University  ( 430 to 520 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Leo University  ( 480 to 600 )
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800
St. Leo University received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Saint Leo University  ( 19 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Saint Leo University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Leo University  ( 20 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Saint Leo University?

$33,670 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Leo University is $33,670. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

5,866 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,843 undergraduate students at St. Leo University, with 5,866 being full-time and 1,977 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  St. Leo University

There are also 3,069 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,866 full-time undergraduates at St. Leo University, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  St. Leo University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Leo University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of St. Leo University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 1,587
Hispanic or Latino 922
White 1,938
International Students 330
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,008

Geographic Diversity

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

7,218 Took All Classes Online
8,712 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 22 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at St. Leo University. In 2017-2018, 8,712 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Leo University has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Educational Administration 27%
English Language & Literature 52%
General Education 53%
Homeland Security 50%
Human Services 14%
Information Technology 33%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4%
Liberal Arts General Studies 4%
Marketing 3%
Other Homeland Security 14%
Writing Studies 73%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Homeland Security #6
Religious Studies #10
Criminology #11
Computer Science #12
Sociology #14
Hospitality Management #15
Philosophy & Religious Studies #15
Social Work #21
Theological & Ministerial Studies #22
Special Education #23
Teacher Education Subject Specific #23
General Education #25
Homeland Security #29
Theology & Religious Vocations #31
Instructional Media Design #34
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #37
Human Services #38
Liberal Arts General Studies #53
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #53
General Business/Commerce #54
General Psychology #56
Marketing #60
Computer Information Systems #62
Social Sciences #63
Educational Administration #65
Psychology #66
Information Technology #69
Public Administration & Social Service #71
Human Resource Management #79
Accounting #87
Computer & Information Sciences #91
Criminal Justice & Corrections #94
Education #97
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #98
Health & Medical Administrative Services #102
Business Administration & Management #130
Health Professions #135
Business, Management & Marketing #140

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 78 484 0 676 14 1,252
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11 38 427 3 220 0 699
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 537 23 0 0 0 560
General Psychology 0 0 278 0 5 0 283
Social Work 0 0 62 0 77 0 139
Accounting 0 0 99 0 37 0 136
Human Services 0 0 56 0 44 0 100
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 97 0 97
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 90 0 0 0 90
Information Technology 0 2 30 1 55 0 88
Computer Information Systems 0 14 67 0 0 0 81
Human Resource Management 0 0 70 0 0 0 70
Sociology 0 0 61 0 0 0 61
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 53 0 0 0 53
Theological & Ministerial Studies 3 0 0 2 46 0 51
Marketing 0 0 38 0 0 0 38
General Biology 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Health & Physical Education 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Computer Science 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Religious Studies 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Writing Studies 0 0 8 0 14 0 22
General Education 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Hospitality Management 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Political Science & Government 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 1 12 0 13
Special Education 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
General English Literature 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
History 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Mathematics 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Economics 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
International Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 14 669 2,050 7 1,337 14 4,091

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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