Saint Leo University
  • United States
  • St. Leo, Florida, United States
    • School Type: University
    • Scholarship: Up to $9,000 - $14,000/Year (Renewable)

#29 South Regional Universities 

#5 Best Value Schools 

#7 Top 25 Safest College Campus Nationwide(College Life)

#Top 100 Institutions for Minorities (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

Strong Majors


Computer Science

Human Resource

Event/ Hospitality


Clinical Psychology



Key Facts
  • A non-profit university
  • 2,400 students from over 100 nations
  • 36 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees
  • Unique accelerated program degrees 3+1
  • 500+ partner employers, 8 Fortune 500 companies from Tampa to Orlando
  • 21 NCAA Division II teams with impressive athletes
  • Interactive campus-life experience with over 80+ clubs and organizations
  • Saint Leo Technology Advantages:
  • Business students gain an impressive 360-degree view from inside our cyber lab to learn how to combat the world’s cyberattacks. Through our cybersecurity program, highly credentialed professors provide real-world perspectives into the critical analysis, security policies and mobile architectures changing the way global markets think about information.
  • Biology majors view life-size 3D body images with our state-of-the-art anatomage table that resembles an operating table with the level of anatomy and physiology visualization often found only at advanced medical schools.
  • Education majors benefit from a mixed-reality classroom called Mursion that utilizes immersive training simulation technology through avatars who interact with students and challenge teaching techniques in real-time.

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Saint Leo University, one of the top universities in Central Florida, was founded in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, making it the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in the state. Saint Leo has been consistently part of the U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" list. The university has over 13,000 students from 50 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and other countries. 



Saint Leo University offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs they can take from different colleges including the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education & Social Services. 

Tuition & Costs

For Academic Year 2022-2023, the cost of tuition for undergraduate students is $12,495 per semester or $24,990 per year for students living in-campus on full-time status (12-18 credit hours). Meanwhile, for graduate students, the cost of tuition ranges from $530 to $825 per credit hour based on the selected program. This excludes other expenses such as cost of living, books, etc. 

International Students

Saint Leo has over 750 international students representing 80+ countries globally.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Secondary school transcripts, diplomas, or certificates
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Copy of passport
  • Certificate of Finances form


Graduate Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Post-secondary school transcripts, diplomas, or certificates
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation (resume, two professional recommendations, and a statement of professional goals
  • Copy of passport
  • Certificate of Finances form

To also view the specific admissions requirements based on country of origin, please refer to this list.


English Language - Bridge Program

The university offers a bridge program for international students that were not able to satisfy the English language proficiency requirements. The program is available for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 

Campus Grants and Scholarships

  • Tuition Advantage Program (covers the full tuition)
  • Presidential Award ($14,000 for incoming freshmen)
  • Dean's Award ($13,000 for incoming freshmen)
  • Excellence Award ($12,000 for incoming freshmen)
  • University Award ($11,000 for incoming freshmen)
  • Catholic Promise Award ($3,000 for incoming freshmen)
  • Global Citizen Award ($3,000 for incoming freshmen)

Some eligibility requirements apply to international students. To view the list of requirements, click here.

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