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Why Is Saint Leo University Nationally and Internationally Recognized? 

In short, it’s the people. The incredible students, the dedicated faculty, and the network of nearly 100,000 alumni all over the world who make our community stronger and our stories greater. We are so proud of the Saint Leo community’s collective accomplishments. The recognitions, rankings, and honors are proof of what we have always known—a Saint Leo education is enriching and transformative to help our students become their best selves.

University Rankings

Saint Leo University is consistently recognized as one of the best schools in the region. We are committed to providing students with a high-quality and rigorous academic experience that will equip them for success from graduation through their professional careers.

Best National University

U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Top Performer on Social Mobility—#10 in the South

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, Ranked 75 Nationally

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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  • Discover programs that will challenge and inspire you.

    At Saint Leo University, our core mission is to inspire students to become their best selves and lead the way for those who follow. We offer more than 40 high-demand majors and minors to choose from, all backed by a liberal arts foundation. And for most of our academic programs, hands-on learning is not simply a recommendation—it is part of the curriculum.

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Program Search

Browse more than 60 rigorous major and minor programs and find the right degree for you. Start searching below by degree, interest, or career.

Program Search

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Online Experience

Best Online Bachelor’s Program

U.S. News & World Report, 2020

Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Best Online Colleges in America

Niche.com, 2021

  • Get a world-class education from the comfort of home.

    We know that you have a life outside school, which is why Saint Leo’s online degree programs bring the excellence of a Saint Leo degree to wherever and whenever is easiest for you. This flexibility means you can blaze your path to success on your time. Our expert faculty will be there to guide you and encourage you, and the incredible Saint Leo community will support you every step of the way.

    Learn about the Online Experience

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Of Students Receive Some Form of Financial Aid

#4 for Best Value Schools in the South

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


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  • We are here to help you navigate the financial aid process.

    Our financial aid team is here to support you on your journey through college and connect you with as many funding opportunities as possible, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options.

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  • Prepare for personal and professional success.

    Saint Leo University is made up of a community of motivated individuals, and we provide them with the tools to achieve their goals. Our academic programs include practical learning experiences, and many of them have internship seminars built into the course load. Additionally, our Career Services team is always available to connect you with many other personal and professional development opportunities, so you can be more and do more.

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Alumni Network


Alumni Worldwide


States Where Saint Leo Alumni Live (plus DC and 3 U.S. territories!)


Countries Where Saint Leo Alumni Live

  • Build lifelong connections and a professional network.

    The powerful connections formed at Saint Leo last a lifetime. Students are surrounded by a circle of care, from faculty and fellow students to our sprawling alumni network. Did you know that there are nearly 100,000 Saint Leo Lions across the globe? That means there are 200,000 helping hands eager to support you as you find your path to success, no matter where it takes you.

    Connect with Our Alumni Network

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Expert Faculty


Of Faculty Teach Undergraduate Courses


Of Faculty Hold Terminal Degrees in Their Field


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Learn more about our experienced faculty—the lifeblood of Saint Leo.

Our faculty members are experts in their fields of study and are dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders. They have unwavering support for their students and model integrity in both the classroom and the field.

Student Life


Of Undergraduate Students Live on Campus


Of Students Would Recommend Saint Leo


Average Class Size

Get to know what life as a Saint Leo Lion is all about.

Launch Experience

Diversity and Inclusion

Top 100 Institutes for Minorities

Diverse Issues in Higher Education


Students from Underrepresented Populations


Countries Represented by Saint Leo's Student Population 

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  • Our community’s strength depends on the unity and diversity of our people.

    One of our core values at Saint Leo University is respect. We welcome and value people from all walks of life and are committed to diversity. We promote inclusion and the free exchange of ideas on campus and across our learning experiences. It is important that students can learn, live, and work in our community with a sense of belonging and mutual trust as part of the Lion Pride.

    Learn about Diversity at Saint Leo

Military and Veterans

Top 10 Gold-Level Military Friendly® School

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

#1 In the United States for Online/Nontraditional Schools

(Military Times: Best Colleges 2020)

#49 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report, 2020

  • Learn about our commitment to active military and veterans.

    Since 1973, Saint Leo University has served college courses and degree programs to the military. We are committed to helping those who serve excel in their current roles or transition to new ones. Currently, close to 6,000 armed-service members, veterans, and their family members are enrolled in Saint Leo degree programs—that is about one-third of our university-wide student community.

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  • Making our community stronger is what we are all about.

    Rooted in Benedictine values, Saint Leo University has a tradition of helping students enrich their lives and communities through faith and through service. The university has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since its inception in 2006. By fostering a culture of service, we adhere to our core value of responsible stewardship and strengthen the community around us.

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