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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%

Saint Leo University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Leo University. Saint Leo University admitted 80% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 6,911 students applied to Saint Leo University and 5,538 were admitted.

Check in with Saint Leo University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who apply to Saint Leo University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Saint Leo University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Saint Leo University's admissions stats.

Saint Leo University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 2%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Saint Leo University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Saint Leo University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Saint Leo University?

Saint Leo University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Saint Leo University Admissions

Is Saint Leo University Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Leo University. Saint Leo University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Saint Leo University accepted 80% of all applicants, approximately 5,538 from the 6,911 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Saint Leo University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Saint Leo University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Saint Leo University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Saint Leo University

What does Saint Leo University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Saint Leo University for more information on admission factors.

Saint Leo University Application Requirements

To apply to Saint Leo University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Saint Leo University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Saint Leo University?

Students admitted to Saint Leo University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Saint Leo University 2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 6% were in the top 25% and 17% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Saint Leo University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3%
3.75 and 3.99 12%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 20%
2.50 and 2.9 19%
2.00 and 2.49 9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Saint Leo University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Saint Leo University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Saint Leo University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint Leo University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Saint Leo University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Saint Leo University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Leo University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint Leo University.

Does Saint Leo University accept transfer credits?

✅ Saint Leo University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint Leo University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Saint Leo University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Saint Leo University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Leo University?

✅ Saint Leo University is not test optional.

What is Saint Leo University's acceptance rate?

✅ Saint Leo University has an acceptance rate of 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint Leo University?

❌ Saint Leo University does not offer early decision.

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Saint Leo University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Saint Leo University? Saint Leo University is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Leo University acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


Saint Leo University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Saint Leo University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Saint Leo University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Saint Leo University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.22. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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