Saint Leo University

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School Overview

Saint Leo University, in St. Leo, Florida (about 30 miles north of Tampa), is a not-for-profit liberal arts institution that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. It is directly associated with several local religious institutions including the Saint Leo Abbey (a monastery) and the Holy Name Monastery (a Benedictine convent). Established in 1959, St. Leo University is the oldest Roman Catholic college in the state of Florida and one of the oldest in the nation. It was also one of the first higher education institutions in the nation to provide online degree programs for its students.

In addition to its main campus in St. Leo, the university has 17 learning centers that are located in Virginia, Texas, South Carolina, California, Mississippi, and Georgia.

As of 2012, St. Leo University had nearly 16,000 students, of which about 2,000 attended the university’s main campus in Saint Leo. St. Leo offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates in over 40 fields of study. The university has a full-time faculty of just under 1,400.

General Information

Admission Office

Office of Admission

Box 6665 MC2008

Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

(352) 588-8283

(800) 334-5532

Fax: (352) 588-8257



Contact: Martin Smith

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
Main Address

PO Box 6665 MC2008

Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

(352) 588-8200

www.saintleo.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,703

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 500

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,699

Graduate enrollment: 1,807

Setting

Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 73%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $16,420 $16,470 $17,646 $18,150 +2.86%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,832 $8,430 $8,724 $8,848 +1.42%
Other $2,360 $2,430 $2,430 $2,430 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $28,812 $28,530 $30,000 $30,628 +2.09%
In-state Off Campus $17,620 $17,670 $18,846 $19,350 +2.67%
In-state with Family $17,620 $17,670 $18,846 $19,350 +2.67%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,876
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $6,876
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 493 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 493 99% $5,295,288 $10,741
• Federal grants 153 31% $715,471 $4,676
• Pell grants 153 31% $527,196 $3,446
• Other Federal grants 137 27% $188,275 $1,374
Local and state government scholarships or grants 272 55% $1,342,568 $4,936
Institutional scholarships or grants 491 98% $3,237,249 $6,593
Student loans 321 64% $2,141,811 $6,672
• Federal student loans 315 63% $1,974,985 $6,270
• Other student loans 17 3% $166,826 $9,813

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2496 736 842 70
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 22
Biology/biological Sciences, General 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1053 557 107 7
Accounting 203 6
Business Administration and Management, General 567 557 107 1
Business/commerce, General 6
Business/corporate Communications 14
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 6
Hospitality Administration/management, General 8
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 102
International Business/trade/commerce 4
Management Information Systems, General 3
Marketing/marketing Management, General 35
Operations Management and Supervision 105
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 185
Computer and Information Sciences, General 185
Education 197 96 1
Education, General 14 1
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 54
Educational/instructional Technology 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 174
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 23
Reading Teacher Education 12
Special Education and Teaching, General 11
English Language and Literature/letters 11
Creative Writing 6
English Language and Literature, General 5
English Language and Literature/letters, Other
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 98
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 1
Health/health Care Administration/management 97
History 14
History, General 14
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 551 76 4 62
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 75
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 488 4 54
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 17
Forensic Science and Technology 1
Homeland Security 46 8
Human Services, General 18
Public Administration 1
Social Work 17
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 731
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 731
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Mathematics, General 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 8
Environmental Science 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 19
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 19
Psychology 199 1
Counseling Psychology 1
Psychology, General 199
Social Sciences 118
International Relations and Affairs 1
Political Science and Government, General 13
Social Sciences, General 4
Sociology 100
Theology and Religious Vocations 6
Pastoral Studies/counseling
Theology/theological Studies 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Golf Course Management B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Facilities Administration B
Health System Administration B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Saint Leo University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(352) 588-8200
Website:www.saintleo.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.saintleo.edu/Admissions/Apply-Online
Address:33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
Setting:23
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,649
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):46%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,750 (32% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$21,440
Out-of-state Tuition:$21,440
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$13,920

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Saint Leo University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Leo University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services411161
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1241
Education246
English Language and Literature/Letters4
Health Professions and Related Programs12
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5137
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences5
Theology and Religious Vocations21
Grand total15545231

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Saint Leo University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41861
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1131
Education116
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5137
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations21
Grand total14420231

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Leo University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$21,440
Out-of-state$21,440
Books and supplies$1,720

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,630
Out-of-state$9,630

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid656100%
Grant or scholarship aid655100%$13,920
Student loan aid48975%$4,545

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,80465%$7,328
Federal student loans7,09959%$9,726

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saint Leo University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saint Leo University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,5011,6602,841
Percent admitted100%65%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%14%13%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saint Leo University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,649
Undergraduate enrollment11,017
Graduate enrollment3,632

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saint Leo University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Medical Dosimetry (MD) - Programs for medical dosimetrists

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