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Saint Leo University Overview

Saint Leo University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?

2,338 Undergraduate Awards
$33,405 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at St. Leo University.
  • In 2017-2018, 21% 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.

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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
#101 Best Associate 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
#4 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Business Administration & Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate 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
#13 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#29 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#37 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#49 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#49 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#114 Best Business Associate Degree Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is Saint Leo University?

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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?

73% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Saint Leo University is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Can I Afford Saint Leo University?

$33,405 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Leo University is $33,405. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At St. Leo University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,928 a year. That adds up to $27,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Leo University is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Saint Leo University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,192 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,945 undergraduate students at St. Leo University, with 5,192 being full-time and 1,753 being part-time.

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There are also 2,887 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,192 full-time undergraduates at St. Leo University, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 65
Black or African American 1,192
Hispanic or Latino 893
White 1,741
International Students 272
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,029

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

6,543 Took All Classes Online
9,089 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 21 master’s degree programs available online at St. Leo University. In 2019-2020, 9,089 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of St. Leo University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University was $21,130 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how St. Leo University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Homeland Security #15 #9
Homeland Security #37 #37
General Business/Commerce #39 #21
Information Technology #42 #30
Marketing #46 #46
Religious Studies #55 #52
Theology & Religious Vocations #58 #58
Hospitality Management #61 #46
Theological & Ministerial Studies #72 #72

Online Affordability Rankings of St. Leo University Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University was $20,520 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how St. Leo University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Criminology #4 #4
Social Work #4 #4
Writing Studies #4 #4
Other Homeland Security #6 #6
International Relations & National Security #7 #7
General Business/Commerce #12 #12
Business/Corporate Communications #13 #13
English Language & Literature #13 #13
Theology & Religious Vocations #16 #16
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #16 #16
Special Education #16 #16
Religious Studies #17 #17
Human Services #19 #19
Hospitality Management #21 #21
Philosophy & Religious Studies #22 #22
Homeland Security #23 #23
Teacher Education Subject Specific #26 #26
Theological & Ministerial Studies #27 #27
Psychology #31 #31
Computer Science #33 #33
Sociology #37 #37
Computer & Information Sciences #44 #44
Instructional Media Design #45 #45
General Education #46 #43
Information Technology #64 #64
History #65 #62
History #65 #62
International Business #70 #70
Liberal Arts General Studies #72 #72
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #72 #72

Online Growth Rankings of St. Leo University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Leo University was -4.5%. This is the #861 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
Accounting 14%
Computer Science 9%
Homeland Security 33%
Human Services 1%
Instructional Media Design 13%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 4%
Religious Studies 4%
Special Education 31%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 18%

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 #35
Religious Studies #69
Writing Studies #76
Computer Science #80
Sociology #84
Philosophy & Religious Studies #89
Social Work #92
History #100
History #100
Theological & Ministerial Studies #114
Human Services #117
General Education #123
Homeland Security #132
Theology & Religious Vocations #169
Instructional Media Design #170
English Language & Literature #177
Teacher Education Subject Specific #208
Special Education #215
General Psychology #216
General Business/Commerce #275
Marketing #288
Social Sciences #298
Psychology #298
Educational Administration #319
Human Resource Management #336
Public Administration & Social Service #337
Information Technology #349
Computer Information Systems #373

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 Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 67 406 0 556 23 1,052
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21 328 0 190 0 539
Liberal Arts General Studies 383 35 0 0 0 418
General Psychology 0 253 0 13 0 266
Accounting 0 115 0 43 0 158
Social Work 0 64 0 57 0 121
Human Services 0 44 0 57 0 101
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 82 0 0 0 82
Information Technology 6 34 0 37 0 77
Computer Information Systems 12 60 0 0 0 72
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 69 0 0 0 69
Educational Administration 0 3 0 65 0 68
Human Resource Management 0 61 0 0 0 61
Sociology 0 53 0 0 0 53
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 1 48 0 49
Computer Science 0 34 0 0 0 34
General Biology 0 33 0 0 0 33
Marketing 0 32 0 0 0 32
Religious Studies 0 28 0 0 0 28
Health & Physical Education 0 25 0 0 0 25
General Education 0 0 0 16 0 16
Special Education 0 0 0 16 0 16
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 15 0 15
Hospitality Management 0 13 0 0 0 13
Writing Studies 0 5 0 8 0 13
Economics 0 13 0 0 0 13
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 0 0 13
Homeland Security 0 0 0 12 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 11 0 11
Business/Corporate Communications 0 9 0 0 0 9
General English Literature 0 9 0 0 0 9
History 0 9 0 0 0 9
Other Education 0 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 0 0 6
International Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 5 0 5
Human Biology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminology 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 489 1,849 1 1,149 23 3,511

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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