Saint Leo University

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 & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education & 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.

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Saint Leo University
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo , FL 33574-6665
General Phone: (352) 588-8200

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Saint Leo University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,772business, business management, operations management, accounting, business communications, small business operations, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Liberal Arts927English, creative writing, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement594criminal justice and safety, criminology
Education and Teaching292education, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, physical education teaching
Therapy and Counseling155psychology, counseling psychology
Medical Administration77health care facilities management
Family and Social Work61human services, community organization, public administration, social work
Religion and Philosophy51religion, theology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22sports and fitness management
Hospitality16hospitality management, hospitality administration
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Mathematics1mathematics and statistics
Drama and Performing Arts0theater history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Leo University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,46838
Master's degree5899
Associate's degree9392

Saint Leo University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Leo University had a total enrollment of 13,788 students (11,456 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 29%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 5%
20-21 6%
22-24 10%
25-29 18%
30-34 16%
35-39 15%
40-49 22%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)12%
New York10%
New Jersey5%
Rhode Island2%
State unknown1%
New Hampshire1%

Saint Leo University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 33 %

Saint Leo University Room and Board (2007)

Saint Leo University offers campus housing for 1,268 of its 11,456 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Leo, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Saint Leo University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450530
SAT Math450540
ACT Verbal2024
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Leo University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,885
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,885
Room and board $ 8,430
Room charge $ 4,450
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,980
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,430

Financial Aid:
Saint Leo University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 152600)

Saint Leo University Faculty

Saint Leo University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$75,4443$77,218
Associate professoracademic year19$64,82810$63,412
Assistant professoracademic year33$51,02819$48,060
Instructoracademic year4$51,0317$40,757
All faculty totalacademic year73$60,30639$52,929

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Leo University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunshine State Conference
Baseball Sunshine State Conference
Track Sunshine State Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports324577

Saint Leo University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics and Statistics, Other

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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