Ranked one of the top universities in the South by U.S. News
& World Report, Saint Leo has a century-long tradition of
welcoming students of all faiths.
Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University is a leading Catholic
teaching institution that enrolls more than 16,000 students across
our traditional Florida campus, more than 40 education center and
office locations, and online degree programs.
University-wide, Saint Leo enrolls students from all 50 states,
the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, and more than 60
Located 30 miles north of Tampa, our liberal arts campus was
founded in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida.
University Campus hosts traditional undergraduate students and
adult students, as well as evening and weekend graduate
Learn more about our University Campus.
A leader in distance and adult education, Saint Leo University
is always looking forward, redefining teaching for the 21st
century. Our Education Centers bring the resources and benefits of
University Campus to students in seven states—including on military
bases throughout the nation. Education Centers offer undergraduate
and graduate degree programs.
Learn more about our Education Centers.
A nationally recognized leader in online education, Saint Leo
continues to bring additional courses and degree programs online
each year—with each online course held to the same rigorous
academic standards as its campus counterpart. More than 3,000
students across the world are enrolled in Saint Leo's 100% online
associate, bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate
Learn more about our online
Students enrolled at Saint Leo University may choose from more
than 40 academic programs including associate, bachelor’s,
master’s, and doctoral degree programs, along with pre-professional
and accelerated-learning programs, through the School of Arts &
Sciences, School of
Education & Social Services, and School of
Business. View our full list of academic programs here.
More than 340 student-athletes participate in NCAA Division II
at University Campus. Saint Leo is a member of the Sunshine State
Conference and also hosts a variety of intramural sports throughout
the year. Visit
SaintLeoLions.com for the latest calendars and scores.
Saint Leo University has been ranked one of the “Top Universities
in the South” for four consecutive years by U.S. News and World
Report, based on academics, class size, faculty resources, and
our student-centered environment. Students can and do turn to
faculty as mentors over the course of their education. Our
leadership in online education and related uses of technology has
been nationally recognized.
Florida's Oldest Catholic College
Established in 1889, Saint Leo is the oldest Catholic college in
Florida. The university community welcomes people of all faiths,
and those with no religious affiliation. Learn more about our Catholic
For nearly four decades, Saint Leo has proudly served members of
the armed forces and veterans, and currently ranks as one of the
nation’s 10 leading providers of higher education to the military.
Learn more about our military heritage.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks Saint Leo among
its Top 100 institutions producing minority graduates with
baccalaureate degrees. With an incredibly diverse University Campus
student body composed of 38% minority students, Saint Leo has been
ranked among the top 10 in the nation for the number of African
Americans graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business,
management or marketing. Learn more about our welcoming
In 2013, for the sixth time, the University was named to the
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Saint
Leo students, faculty and staff subscribe to a culture of service and volunteerism in the spirit of our
As one of the top universities in the South, Saint Leo
University is committed to policies that ensure that there is no
discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, creed,
religion, national origin or disability. Saint Leo University
complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
(as amended). The University is an Affirmative Action Equal