Saint Leo University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Abbey Church at Saint Leo University ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Saint Leo University Admissions Overview:

In 2016, Saint Leo University admitted around three-quarters of applicants. Students with good grades and a strong application have a good chance of being admitted. The school is test-optional, so applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. They will, however, need to send in an application, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. Be sure to check the school's website for complete information about applying, including important deadlines and requirements.

Explore the Campus:

Saint Leo University Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Saint Leo University Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Saint Leo University Description:

Saint Leo University is an independent, Roman Catholic liberal arts university located in Saint Leo, Florida. It was founded in the Benedictine tradition in 1889 and has the distinction of being the first Catholic college in the state. The main campus is nestled in the rolling hills of west central Florida, just 30 minutes from Tampa and an hour north of St. Petersburg. Saint Leo also operates 18 continuing education centers across seven states. Students at Saint Leo’s main campus receive personalized attention from faculty, with average class sizes of 18 students and a student faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Saint Leo offers more than 40 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the liberal arts, including programs in business administration, criminal justice, psychology and computer information systems. Students are active in more than 70 clubs and organizations and 10 fraternities and sororities. The Saint Leo Lions field 16 NCAA Division II teams in the Sunshine State Conference. The university fields eight men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,649 (11,017 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 70% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,830
  • Books: $1,720 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,286
  • Other Expenses: $2,552
  • Total Cost: $36,388

Saint Leo University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,920
    • Loans: $4,545

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Health Care Management, Human Resources Management, Management, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Soccer, Track
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, Track

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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