Consumers Digest ranks SLU in top five private colleges

May 10, 2007

Congratulations SLU!

Consumers Digest magazine ranked Saint Leo University in the nation’s top five best values in Private Colleges and Universities. In a recent news release, the magazine’s publisher reported that the schools were evaluated according to a formula that combined the academic achievements of first-time freshmen (standardized test scores, high-school rank, grade-point average) with the University’s educational quality, based on its graduation rate, the student-to-faculty ratio, and the percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees.

The complete story can be found in the June issue of Consumers Digest, available at newstands and in bookstores.
Chartered in 1889, north of Tampa in St. Leo, Fla., Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Students enrolled at Saint Leo may choose from more than 41 academic programs, including bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, pre-professional and accelerated-learning programs.

As one of the leading providers of higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo’s enrollment includes more than 14,000 students at the traditional University Campus and 16 regional centers throughout Florida, California, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia, and through the Center for Online Learning. For more information, visit

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