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Welcome, Future Students!

The Courage to Be More

Welcome to Saint Leo University, ranked one of the best universities in Florida. Saint Leo offers an unparalleled liberal arts education grounded in rich Catholic traditions. More than 1,800 students live and study at our beautiful lakeside campus, where we value the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

Why You Should Choose to Be a Saint Leo Lion

  • An introduction to what makes Saint Leo University unique

  • There is a reason why Saint Leo University has been ranked as one of the top universities in the South for over a decade: We put our ambitious and talented students first no matter what we do. Our students graduate not only with a degree but also with integrity, pride, and a competitive advantage.

    Saint Leo University. Over a Century of Excellence.

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10+ Years as a Top University in the South

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

A Top Performer on Social Mobility

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Top Performer on Social Mobility, Ranked 61 Nationally

U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Flexible Programs, Uncompromising Academic Excellence

  • Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate, an on-campus student, or an online student, Saint Leo University is committed to being adaptable to your diverse lifestyle and demanding schedule. Discover our variety of academic programs and the different ways in which you can pursue your degree.

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  • All of my professors were memorable to me and are intrinsically part of the reason for where I am today. You get to extensively work with them. They know who you are and recognize you. My professors knew what I was interested in and were there for me as mentors to help me achieve my goals.

    Bradley Brooks | Biology degree alumnus

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  • Our Community Culture Breeds Confidence

    At Saint Leo University, our goal is to educate our students to grow in every aspect of their character. We believe a values-based mindset creates community and inspires the kind of confidence that can transform the world

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  • I think the sense of community at Saint Leo, the teachers, and those working with Saint Leo in many capacities, truly prepare their graduate and undergraduate students to become teachers and administrators. I don’t know of any other university where you get that sense of community. Even with the online programs, there is that feeling of being a part of the community.

    Mike Lastra, class of 2015

Top 100 Institutes for Minorities

Diverse Issues in Higher Education


Of Students Would Recommend Saint Leo

Top 10 College Dorm Rooms in the United States

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Opportunities to Grow

  • Athletics

    From tennis to golf to beach volleyball, we know how to do sports at Saint Leo. Have fun and keep your competitive edge!
  • Clubs and Organizations

    Saint Leo University has over 70 student-run clubs and organizations that satisfy diverse interests. If you can’t find a group to participate in, you can start your own!
  • ROTC

    Learn the skills, training, and discipline to be a leader in the U.S. military while earning your degree.
  • international students of multiple nationalities
  • We are stronger because of our diversity.

    Because Saint Leo has one of the most diverse campus communities at a private university in the United States, our alumni have come from all 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC, 3 territories, and over 100 countries. Nearly 25 percent of our students are from outside the U.S. As such, we know what it means to have a diverse student body, and even better, we know how to promote and build equity, inclusion, and justice among diverse people and cultures.

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  • We have a growth mindset.

    Our Benedictine values represent the foundation of our university. We encourage a holistic approach to learning so that each student grows in mind, body, and spirit. At Saint Leo University, we work to meet the evolving needs of our communities and the world around us. 

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  • My Saint Leo instructors and academic advisor, whom I never met in person, gave me strength, encouragement and warmth through that struggling period of my life. I will never forget how much they’ve helped me.

    John Sinclair | Online Psychology Degree Program

  • Students study together for classes
  • We work for your professional growth.

    At Saint Leo University, we assist students and alumni with all phases of career development, from career guidance and job search training to resume writing, interview skills, and professional networking.

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Why Saint Leo University? Students and Alumni Share Their Experience.

Saint Leo University has truly been a stepping stone for me. When I entered this university 4 years ago, I was unaware of what I’d be like when I left. Now, 3 weeks away from graduating, I am so thankful that I was a student here. Your time at Saint Leo University is what you make of it, and Saint Leo students are provided with so much opportunity to succeed.

O'shea Williams - Bachelor of Arts Developmental Psychology

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“Saint Leo is not just an academic institution, it’s a formation institution. Saint Leo embraced me for who I am, showed faith that I could be my best, and solidified the light that was shining within me.”

Charles Onyeneke ’17 

University Campus, Theology

Charles Onyeneke

“As a child, my great-grandmother taught me how to pray and to lean on God. Saint Leo inspired us all to learn with compassion and reminded me to keep the faith.”

Brent Patterson ’21 

Center for Online Learning, Religious Studies

Brent Patterson

“As a teacher, building relationships with my students is key to their success. Saint Leo creates those same relationships with its students.”

Brooke Wittington ’17

Education Center, Education 

Brooke Wittington

“I had never experienced something as holistic and rewarding as research. Saint Leo University inspired me to take a huge step outside my comfort zone, and I have never looked back.”

Karl Nyman ’22

University Campus, Biology

Karl Nyman

“Saint Leo inspired me to enjoy learning again, and they had a patient ‘let’s figure this out’ approach.”

Lauren Thomas ’22

Education Center, Management

Lauren Thomas
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Saint Leo University has one of the lowest tuition rates for a private college in the state of Florida. We are dedicated to ensuring all families can afford an education through our generous scholarships and financial awards, as well as financial aid. 

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  • I loved going to Saint Leo and would say that it was literally worth every single cent. The investment in yourself is so very worth it. The feeling of accomplishment you will gain is amazing.

    Adri Colina | Human Resource Management alumna

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  • A private education that pays off

    We help students prepare for career excellence by developing marketable skills and providing networking opportunities that match their professional interests and goals. They will learn how to build relationships with employers, develop effective job search strategies, and ultimately land a great job.

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Of Students Receive Financial Aid

#4 Best Value in the South

US News & World Report, 2021


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