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Study at Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University, or SLU, is a private, non-profit, Roman Catholic university located in Saint Leo, Florida which is near San Antonio, Florida. Established in 1889, Saint Leo University offers programs leading to associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The university enrolls more than 12, 000 students every year.

The main campus of Saint Leo's is situated in a rural setting, but is easily accessible from cities such as Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando. The university offers more than 40 academic programs through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education and Social Services
The sports teams of Saint Leo University are nicknamed the Lions. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Desi Arnaz, actor; Red Barrett, Major league pitcher; and Stephen Stills, singer.

Profile of Saint Leo University

Students attend Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, FL, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is proud of its Roman Catholic status. Saint Leo University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Saint Leo University is known for its programs in business and management, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

Saint Leo University Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 463 and 540.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 13, 788 students at Saint Leo University . A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Saint Leo University. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Sunshine State Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts-based university serving people of all faiths. Rooted in the 1, 500-year-old Benedictine tradition, the University seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of its community. On its home campus and many extension centres, Saint Leo University offers a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world, a model based on steadfast, moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people. To accomplish its mission, the university community creates a student-centered environment in which love of learning is of prime importance. Members of the community are expected to examine and express their own values, listen respectfully to and respond to the opinions of others, serve the community in which they live, welcome others into their lives and care for all of God's creations. "

Saint Leo University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 450business management, business, accounting, MIS, human resources, operations management, marketing, management science, . . .
Liberal Arts992liberal arts and sciences, sociology, history, political science, creative writing, English, international relations, English language and literature
Security and Law Enforcement509criminal justice and safety, criminology
Education and Teaching225elementary school teaching, education, special ed, physical education teaching
Therapy and Counselling149psychology, Counselling psychology
Medical administration58health care facilities management
Family and Social Work39social work, community organization, public administration
Religion and Philosophy27theology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management
Hospitality8hospitality management, hospitality administration
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts0theater history and criticism

Contact: Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University

33701 State Road 52

Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

General Phone: (352) 588-8200


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