Saint Leo University

33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

School Details

Saint Leo University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Saint Leo, Florida. Founded in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, the university maintains ties with the Holy Name Monastery and Saint Leo Abbey. The university focuses on Benedictine traditions, which focuses on balance between mind, body and spirit. Although the university maintains Benedictine traditions, Saint Leo welcomes people of all faiths. In addition to Saint Leo’s main campus, the university also has 17 other campuses in seven states. Saint Leo offers many degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s level. Saint Leo University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Saint Leo University’s enrollment is more than 15,000 students throughout their university campus, online programs and education centers. Saint Leo has 1,926 students at its University Campus, 2,919 students at the Center for Online Learning, and 2,895 students within graduate programs. Sixty-seven percent of freshmen return for sophomore year and 45 percent graduating in six years. The average age of Saint Leo students is 21 and also 21 for full time students. A little over half of the student body is Caucasian at 51 percent. Additionally, the student body in 15 percent Hispanic, 12 percent African American, and one percent Asian. The majority of the student body is women at 57 percent and 43 percent men.  Seventy percent of students are in-state and 30 percent are out-of-state.  Saint Leo provides several student services such as financial aid counseling, employment services for undergraduates, adult (re-entering) student services, and many others. 

Since Saint Leo is a private university, tuition and fees are the same regardless of in-state or out-of-state status. There are numerous financial aid options available to Saint Leo students. Of the 84 percent, 88 percent were judged to have need and were offered aid. Eighteen percent had full need met. Students who do not qualify for need-based aid may also be eligible to receive aid. Fifty-eight percent of students received aid through scholarships and grants and 43 percent through loans and jobs. Students looking for more information about payment options, tuition and fees are encouraged to request more information for further details. 

Saint Leo offers several degree levels in areas of study such as business, education, social work and many others. Students wishing to earn an associate degree need to complete 60 credit hours. Bachelor’s degrees require students to complete an average of 120 credits. Bachelor’s programs are designed to take around four years as a full-time student to complete. Graduate degree programs require students to complete an average of 34 credit hours. Students who would like more details about program requirements, course length and additional information should contact Saint Leo to request more information.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Roman Catholic
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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