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Student Experience

Saint Leo University Transforms Every Student to Be Their Best

You are our first priority at Saint Leo University. We focus on giving you personal attention, support services, and opportunities inside and outside the classroom to reach your goals. We have designed our programs to be agile, meaning you have the power of choice on how you earn your degree—whether it is on campus, online, or through one of our education centers.

An introduction to life as a Saint Leo student.

Educating the Whole Student

  • 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 are a tight-knit community, and we work to meet the evolving needs of every student. Explore the different ways we support you. 

    Student Support

    Academic Support

    Faith and Spirituality

  • Saint Leo stresses the commitment of every student to their personal development and growth while at the university. I have grown in countless ways since coming here, including as a student, as a friend, as a colleague, and as a marketer. I have overcome weaknesses and built upon my strengths.

    Elizabeth Ottati | Marketing student

92% Of Students Would Recommend Saint Leo to a Friend

Top 15 Best Dorms That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment


Of Undergraduate Students Live on Campus

The On-Campus Experience: Enjoy a Tight-Knit Community

  • Neighboring the bustling Tampa Bay area and set on a lakefront environment, Saint Leo’s campus is a tight-knit, inclusive oasis that offers over 2,000 students a safe and secure learning environment along with comfortable residential and dining options and on-campus activities. 

    Get to Know Life on Campus at Saint Leo

    Make Plans to Visit Saint Leo

  • Athletics

    We celebrate our fellow Lions’ love for competition: Saint Leo Athletics is now a top five program in all of NCAA Division II. Our athletes compete in the Sunshine State Conference, which is known as the "Conference of National Champions."

    Discover Athletic Opportunities

  • Saint Leo women's basketball team member makes a layup

The Online Experience: Flexible, Innovative Learning

  • Can’t pursue your degree the traditional way? No problem. Starting in the late 1990s, Saint Leo was one of the first universities in the United States to launch successful online degree programs, and it is top-ranked in delivering virtual education content. We offer schedule flexibility, course variety, and accomplished faculty who are accessible to you. 

    See if Online Is Right for You

  • Saint Leo offers a wide variety of online programs.

The Education Center Experience: Education for Any Lifestyle

  • An introduction to what makes Saint Leo University unique

  • With 15 education centers across five states, Saint Leo University is a leader in adult and continuing education. No matter what your lifestyle, our education centers give you the option of a hybrid experience; you can take courses both online and in person at one of our centers nearest you.

    Learn About the Education Center Experience

    See If There Is a Center Near You

Top 100 Institutes for Minorities

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Top 10 Gold-Level Military Friendly® School

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

#49 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report, 2020

Saint Leo University Meets You Where You Are in Life

Saint Leo University knows what it means to cater to a diverse community of learners. In fact, 86 percent of our more than 14,000 students are adult learners. Our community not only includes traditional college undergraduates and graduates but also a large number of working parents, active-duty service members, military veterans, career changers, and first-generation college students who are from all over the United States and the rest of the world.

  • International student stands near the lion statue on campus
  • International students: You have a home with us.

    Our international students at Saint Leo represent over 100 countries from around the world, and almost one in four students on campus is an international student.

    International Experience

  • Military and veterans: We honor your service.

    Our active military members and veterans have always held a special place in our hearts at Saint Leo University. Just as you have served your country, we are committed to serving you with a quality education.

    Military and Veteran Experience

  • Saint Leo proudly education military members and their families

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