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SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY, SAINT LEO, FLORIDA

Saint Leo, FloridaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1889Established Year
  13099Enrollment

Saint Leo University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, Saint Leo University is the oldest and the largest catholic universities in Florida. The institute is one of the top universities in the US Education System that also featured in the “America’s Best Colleges” list South. 

Located in the rolling hills of Central Florida, Saint Leo is spread across a 153-acre campus maintaining the tradition and spirit for more than 130 years. The institute has nearly 13,000 students from across 50 states and over 80 countries which includes 500 international students from across the globe looking to study in the USA

It provides a diverse range of 51 bachelor’s degrees and around 13 master’s degrees and has a student to faculty ratio of 13:1. Admissions at Saint Leo University are offered in the 2 season intakes of Fall and Spring. The institute observes an acceptance rate of around 84% and is thus, one of the lightly selective organizations that admits any candidate with an overall impressive skill set.

Rankings

The university has been honored with following rankings by US News 2020 Survey:

  • It stood at #4 among regional universities for international students
  • The institute is regarded as the 5th Best Value Schools in South
  • It also bagged the position of #4 in the category of ethnic diversity.
  • It stood at #31 under the list of best Colleges for Veterans in the country.

Highlights

TypePrivate
Campus SettingRural
Endowment62.2 million USD
Campus Housing Capacity67%
Student Retention Rate72.00%
Application Fee45 USD
Application SeasonFall and Spring
Acceptance Rate84%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Awards and Scholarships
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@saintleo.edu, 352 588-8283

Programs, Campus and Accomodation

Courses

Saint Leo University offers a plethora of courses for international students at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level. It includes over 50 undergraduate degrees, programs and endorsements as well as master’s, doctoral and certificate programs across three different colleges under it.

For highly ambitious students there are two special kinds of accelerated degree programs combining BA with MBA; BS in Computer Science with MS in cybersecurity; BA in Pol. Science, Criminal Justice or Professional Writing with a Legal studies minor. One can get direct entry into the MBA program and MS Cybersecurity (STEM) program if one holds 3 bachelor degrees.

The popular majors available at the university include:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  3. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Psychology

Campus

  • Established 130 years ago, Saint Leo has three colleges operating under it, namely, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Social Services, and Donald R. Tapia College of Business.
  • Saint Leo has its physical presence across seven states and at various locations in Florida itself.
  • Nearly 70% of its students choose to live on campus across its various residence halls.
  • It has 60 clubs and organisations including campus activities board, student government union, academic clubs, honor societies, multicultural clubs, sports clubs and intramurals and special interest clubs.

Housing Facilities/Residence

University offers on-campus accommodation across its 14 residence halls which have traditional community-style or suite-style layouts along with modern living accommodations. 

It has in fact been ranked first as the safest college campus in Florida. Around 70% of the total student population opts for on-campus residential housing whereas 30% of the students live off campus.

Each hall has certain basic amenities such as study lounges, laundry facilities, gaming rooms, and fitness centres, Wi-Fi, cable, laundry, and microwave/fridge, etc. It also offers a variety of dining plans for its candidates to choose from which offer amazing delicacies from across the globe on its student's platter. 

Saint Leo University Application Process

Application portal:Apply at the official website using Online Application

Application fee: 45 USD

Application Deadline: Fall and Spring with their respective deadlines being June 1 and May 15.

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of financial ability
  • Resume
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Statement of Professional Goals
  • English proficiency test scores with TOEFL- minimum score of 45 iBT/ IELTS- minimum 5.0 band or equivalent.
  • Other mandatory test scores like ACT/SAT or GMAT/GRE.
  • Resume

Saint Leo University Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective candidates of the institute hoping to study abroad, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as compiled below.

Cost HeadAmount (USD) (per year)
Tuition23,990
Average Room8,100
Meal Plan (unlimited)5,400
Student Activity & technology fee560
Books1,116
Personal1,830
Travel1,128
TOTAL42,124

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute offers various kinds of financial aid for its aspirants one the basis of their merit in the respective fields or academic, sports and more. Nearly all the students receive financial aid in some or other form. 

Amount of merit scholarship is around 15,000 USD. Students are automatically considered for most of the scholarships through the admission application itself.

The various types of scholarships for international students to study in the USA are Saint Leo University Merit Scholarships, Catholic Promise Scholarship, Study Florida Scholarship, scholarships for International Ministry of Education Partnerships, athletic scholarships, privately funded scholarships and outside scholarships opportunities.

Alumni Network

Saint Leo Alumni receive a variety of benefits such as discounted GEICO auto insurance and the career development support strives to provide a wide variety of academic resources to empower its alumni and help develop the necessary skill set to advance in their professional life.

Some notable alumni are: 

  • Adam Anicich, Program Manager of U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Sister Roberta Bailey, Prioress of Benedictine Sisters of Florida 
  • Charles Henri Baker, Haitian industrialist and presidential candidate
  • Red Barrett, Major League Baseball pitcher and two-time World Series champion

Placements

Saint Leo organises a number of career-oriented events throughout the year to guide the students develop their career and related skills. University organises various program-specific career fairs making it easy for both students and employers.

Various employers include Deloitte, Amazon, Enterprise, KPMG, Tampa bay Buccaneers, ReliaQuest, Morgan Stanley, and many others. The basic median salary of the university's alumni is around 44,800 USD.

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Saint Leo University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population24180
FAFSA Code001526
Application Cost$40
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$23,100 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-45- -
IELTS-5- -
PTE-35- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10159101120 54%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing475430520-
Mathematics540480600-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 32%
English221924-
Mathematics211724-

Saint Leo University Acceptance Rate

58.5%

Acceptance Rate

5492

Total Applicants

24180

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.3%

Male

58.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program58.5%
Total Applicants31663
Total Enrolled18518
Graduate
Graduate Programs58.5%
Total Applicants9682
Total Enrolled5662

Saint Leo University Enrollment

Enrollment
Saint Leo University Enrollment24180
Undergraduate Enrollment18518
Graduate Enrollment5662
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate46.4%

Attendance Cost

$23,100

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$23,100 / Year
Post Graduate Program$16,650 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,344 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,300 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,628 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$12,300 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,628 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,552 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,628 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1570231371256527

College rating

based on 2 students ratings

9.2/10

9/10academic
10/10infrastructure
9.5/10placements
9.5/10faculty
9.5/10extracurricular
7.5/10accommodation

Reviews

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Rose foley, UNITED STATES Political science
Saint Leo University
Current student , Batch : 2021
9
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

YOU WILL LOVE THE PERSON YOU BECOME AT SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY!

Saint Leo offered me an excellent scholarship and when I went on a tour offered to waive my application fees! I applied to 2 colleges but I knew I wanted to go to a catholic university and Saint Leo and I just clicked. Another reason I chose this college was its proximity to my home, less than 50 miles. I wanted to be far enough to experience life on my own but close enough to where I could still come home.


Exams - 

I chose my program because it sets me up the best for my LSAT test coming up and it's highly accepted into law colleges. There are 3 primary political science professors here who have an array of experience from the law, working for the UN, United States foreign ambassadors, and much more. They offer a 3+ 3 program where you can get your bachelor's and then go up to law school and you'll have a law degree in 6 instead of 7 years!

8 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
10 /10
infrastructure
7 /10
accomodation/food
9 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
02, Aug 2019 read more
H
Haley neuhausen, USA Marketing
Saint Leo University
Current student , Batch : 2020
9.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY: EXPERIENCE OF HALEY

The size of the school. I can walk through the school and know everyone I walk past. I wanted to have the one on one connection with my professors. This has really helped me to succeed. They also had a great study abroad program that I wanted to be a part of.


Course Curriculum - 

It's rigorous but I think that?s what college was designed to be. I like being challenged in my classes, it challenges me to think outside of the box and I think that?s what I need to prepare for the real world.

10 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
10 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
10 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
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33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
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Book Store

Saint Leo University Bookstore0.07 Km
The Book Shack7.27 Km
Lighthouse Books, ABAA | Rare books | Florida7.4 Km

Restaurant

The Abbey Tavern0.5 Km
Pancho's Villa Mexican Restaurant1.59 Km
Shell1.81 Km
San Antonio Restaurant1.95 Km
Flying J Travel Center6.42 Km
Checkers6.91 Km
Wendy's6.91 Km
Dunkin'6.92 Km
Hungry Howie's Pizza6.93 Km
ABC Pizza House6.97 Km
Burger King6.98 Km
Subway7.04 Km
China King7.09 Km
Lunch On Limoges7.27 Km
Del Carmen Mexican Restaurant & Store7.42 Km
Country Kitchen7.67 Km
The Black Eyed Pea7.88 Km
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Shopping Mall

arrowhead CAMP marianna,jackson,fl4.5 Km
HF Men's Wear7.03 Km
Morningside Plaza7.04 Km
Pagar Taxes7.42 Km
Helping rock thrift store7.59 Km
Dade Village Shopping Center7.63 Km
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Airport

Tampa International Airport7.77 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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