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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University Overview

Saint Leo University is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Saint Leo, Florida. Saint Leo University was founded in 1889 and the school currently enrolls around 5,080 students per year, including 2,274 undergraduates. Saint Leo University offers housing for up to 1,607 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 85% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Saint Leo University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Saint Leo University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Saint Leo University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Saint Leo University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Saint Leo University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Saint Leo University on the Student Life page.

2022 Saint Leo University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Tuition $24,990
Percent of Need Met 83%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,724

Is Saint Leo University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Saint Leo University offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Saint Leo University Acceptance Rate 2022

Saint Leo University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 10,058 students applied to Saint Leo University and 7,112 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Leo University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Saint Leo University, around 57% are still enrolled the next year. 44% of Saint Leo University undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Saint Leo University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Saint Leo University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Saint Leo University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Saint Leo University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Saint Leo University's endowment was $64.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Saint Leo University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Saint Leo University meets 83% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,724 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $27,852 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Saint Leo University.

Based on this information, how does Saint Leo University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Saint Leo University a good school for you?

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Where is Saint Leo University?

Saint Leo University is located in the rural setting of Saint Leo, Florida, in the suburbs of Tampa and Orlando.

If you want to see Saint Leo University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Saint Leo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tampa International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Saint Leo University and Saint Leo are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 6665 Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

Campus Setting: Rural

Saint Leo University Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Leo University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Leo University is Continuous processing.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Saint Leo University is like? There are approximately 5,080 students enrolled at Saint Leo University, including 2,274 undergraduate students and 2,806 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from FL and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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