About Saint Leo University

Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 11,017 full time undergraduate students, and 3,632 full time graduate students.

The Saint Leo University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 180 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saint Leo University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range900-1090
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at SLU are considered Selective, with ,51% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

61% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 26% were in the top quarter, and 5% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Saint Leo University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Saint Leo University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    110 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    78 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    119 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    142 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    142 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    141 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    140 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    145 Students rated academics 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Saint Leo University?

53 Students rated Saint Leo University

Chelsea - 01/16/2024

Thrilled to share a positive school review! This institution embodies excellence. From dedicated educators fostering a vibrant learning environment to a curriculum that blends innovation and tradition, it's a place where students thrive. The supportive community fosters collaboration, creating a rich tapestry of diverse perspectives. State-of-the-art facilities enhance the academic experience, and extracurricular opportunities abound, nurturing holistic development. The commitment to student success is palpable, making it a beacon of educational brilliance. I wholeheartedly recommend this school for its unwavering dedication to shaping bright futures and creating a positive impact on the journey of learning.

Branddon - 03/02/2023

Everything at Saint Leo has given me some type of excitement. Starting from the big things all the way to the little things. I noticed that this university always tries to grow all around. I have always valued growth and being able to surround yourself in an atmosphere like Saint Leo is good for self-improvement. Saint Leo is willing to help students through education as well. My major also gives me a reason to keep going and I am always ready to go to my classes. I enjoy my classes and that's mainly because I am willing to learn, I want to learn more. This school has brought me that and I am grateful. Being able to be a part of Saint Leo Men's soccer also excites me. Being able to have the equipment to train, but also the fields. I feel like I have my own home and I am able to go through experiences that I didn't in the past.

Erica - 04/28/2022

Saint leo is built on following our core values one of them being respect. Westrive to keep everyone safe and knowledgeable. I love our school spirit . Saint leo is a great place to thrive. Since I have been at Saint Leo University I have learned patience and understanding. Knowing how to use my time wisely and making the best of every day.

Blair - 06/03/2021

EXTREMELY POOR! I had to drop a class due to a medical issue, which the student policy and faculty allowed with little friction. I had a second documented issue, and only attended class for a week. The school is holding my transcripts and refusing to allow me to register despite appeal, after appeal, after request for more documentation, after speaking to different people/offices (nearly 100 times) FOR 18 MONTHS! The school is demanding 2000 dollars for a class that could not attend, so I gained NO BENEFIT, NO EDUCATION, and I cost them NOTHING! This is akin to unjust enrichment. It is beyond absurd. The dysfunction and lack of communication is utterly exasperating. DO NOT EXPECT COMPETENT ASSISTANCE! This is suspending my entire life, and I should have finished the program, long ago. I have lost income, quality of life, and opportunity, but gained frustration, stress, and unnecessary strife. I cannot stay, but I cannot move on, either. GO ANYWHERE ELSE!

Saint Leo University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Saint Leo University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Saint Leo University is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a high school senior, I would tell myself that education is one of the most crucial decisions in your life. It is most feasible for you to obtain your education in your youth, therefore, when you have gone through life with regrets of not fulfilling your dream of the profession you so desired, it is heart retching. So, utilize the opportunities that are available that will assist you in your education, no matter what obstacles that are presented to you and if you have no one to encourage you, encourage yourself.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school will give me hands on experiences that I would not get anywhere else.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are extremely helpful, smart, and caring people.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The cost per credit hour seems rather high in comparision to some of the universities in my area. However due to my busy schedule, I chose this school due to their Center for Online Learning.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that they didn't cost so much and that I would get more refund back.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that there are people and staff that pull together to make it a close knit University that shows passion and concern for the students and others. My school has a good curriculum which is very organized.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person that does not like to study, share ideas, grow as a person, and those that would rather party should not attend this school.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Not being able to afford it without scholarships and loan. I really do not want to get in debt when I graduate but the education I will have received will be worth it in the end.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Saint Leo University is a school where you can be yourself and not be judged for not being religious or popular; it is a school that strives to make sure you are getting what you deserve, but also letting you have a great experience.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell anyone about Saintleo University I always brag about the support staff, they offer and that is the reason my grades are so good. They never no matter what it's about make a student feel belittled for anything. If the person was asked and he or she didn't know they found out and called me right back. They have even called me and helped me keep up with registration for classes, they go above and beyond the extra mile to help their students all the way through.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person who is willing to work hard to achieve great things. This school is very diverse and has so many great programs. Especially kids who want to major in sports business, we have one of the best programs here.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My School is best known for the the beautiful campus and their professional alumanie.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Saint Leo is the size. I’m not a number or a name badge at Saint Leo. I’m a person and all my professors know my name. I love it and love how I can get help when I need it.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    All the professors learn your name and most will still know it years after you graduate and come back for Alumni weekend to party!! Some of the staff make up a band that performs at the local bar! It’s so cool to see them hanging out with the students.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    We are rich and snotty! Also, That we do not know how to party!

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The activities rock! They take you to Disney and Universal Studios. Go see a NFL, MLB, UFL, or NASCAR! Go to a live concert with Outkast or Linkin Park!

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    No, they are not accurate. My best friend from Saint Leo is Jewish.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I think a stereotype of a student at our school would be a "typical student". One that's not that neat, sleeps in on some days, may turn in an assignment last minute once or twice, though takes school seriously. I think it's pretty accurate in that we may have our slightly bad traits but also get things done in school to say we accomplished something.

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  20. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    Well, it's in the middle of nowhere so I understand why you've never heard of it. But it's a small university with amazing scenery and helpful staff. There are many hills and beautiful buildings, many with a lot of back story behind it. And if you really need something to do just get a buddy to drive you for about ten minutes and you'll get somewhere.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Saint Leo University receive some sort of financial aid. 44% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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