Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL
33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

Saint Leo University is a private Catholic university in Florida with its main campus in the town of Saint Leo, 35 miles north of Tampa. It was established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida. The university is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities.

Saint Leo enrolls students at the traditional University Campus, at more than 40 education centers and offices, and through its online degree programs. The university offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines, including business, criminal justice, education, nursing, and psychology.

Saint Leo is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels. The university is also a member of the Florida Consortium of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Saint Leo University's main campus is located on 100 acres of land in the rolling hills of central Florida. The campus features several academic and administrative buildings, a library, a student center, a fitness center, and residence halls.

The university's athletic teams, known as the Lions, compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference. The Lions field teams in men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field. The university also has a co-ed cheerleading squad and a dance team.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $42,214

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $42,214

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Saint Leo University is $156229.53. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Saint Leo University. For graduates of Saint Leo University, we saw an average early-career income of $42700.00 and mid-career income of $64500.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.