|Address||33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574
|Metropolitan Area||Tampa Bay||Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State||$19,610||School Type||Private-Christian||Affiliation||Roman Catholic||Year Founded||1889||U.S. News Ranking||Best Regional Universities, #55
Best Online Degree Programs, #53
Saint Leo University is a private, non-profit Catholic university located in Saint Leo, which is about 35 miles north of Tampa. Most students at Saint Leo, however, participate in the schools very extensive online program, rather than attending schools in person, on campus.
Saint Leo was Florida’s first Catholic college, and has a history of being very forward thinking. Saint Leo racially integrated its campus when it was illegal to do so way back in 1898. Saint Leo was one of the first schools to develop a distance learning program and they now have a very active virtual campus in Second Life.
2013 Admissions Data
|Fall Application Deadline||August 15 (March 1 for priority)|
|Acceptance Rate||85%||Average High School GPA||3.5||Average SAT Scores||Critical Reading: 460-550
|Average ACT Scores||Math: 19-24
|Application Fee||$35||Financial Aid Deadline||Rolling Basis|
Online programs have six start dates throughout the year, so you can apply anytime of the year.
|Number of Programs Offered||30|
|Most Popular Majors||Business
|Student to Faculty Ratio||15:1||Four Year Graduation Rate||34%|
The academic programs at Saint Leo University are very well-respected and it was most recently ranked as the number 63 university (tied with St. Thomas University) of all the universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
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|Students Enrolled||15,565||Students at Saint Leo Campus||1,862||Male to Female Ratio||49:51||Percent Out-of-State||31%||Student Heritage|
Though there are no intercollegiate athletic teams at Saint Leo, there are numerous other student clubs and activities students can participate in, including fraternities and sororities.