United States
St. Leo, Florida
Tampa International Airport
School type:
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate - Direct/ Bridge Program
  • Graduate - Direct 
Rankings & Recognition:

#390 National Universities

(US News & World Report 2024)

#2 Best city in Florida for STEM jobs

#6 Safest places to live in the U.S.

Key facts:
  • A non-profit university
  • 2,400 students from over 100 nations
  • 36 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees
  • Unique accelerated program degrees 3+1
  • 500+ partner employers, 8 Fortune 500 companies from Tampa to Orlando
  • Interactive campus-life experience with over 80+ clubs and organizations
  • Saint Leo Technology Advantages:
    • Business students gain an impressive 360-degree view from inside our cyber lab to learn how to combat the world’s cyberattacks. Through our cybersecurity program, highly credentialed professors provide real-world perspectives into the critical analysis, security policies and mobile architectures changing the way global markets think about information.
    • Biology majors view life-size 3D body images with our state-of-the-art anatomage table that resembles an operating table with the level of anatomy and physiology visualization often found only at advanced medical schools.
    • Education majors benefit from a mixed-reality classroom called Mursion that utilizes immersive training simulation technology through avatars who interact with students and challenge teaching techniques in real-time.
Why this school?


Saint Leo University is a private liberal-arts based university with a century-long tradition of welcoming students of all faiths and those with no religious affiliation. Spanning every discipline of knowledge and thought, the liberal arts are the perfect education for the intellectually curious.

Academic excellence: Students at Saint Leo have easier access to professors, research opportunities, and other resources. They aren’t constrained by the many administrative layers of larger institutions. Saint Leo handpicks the faculty based on both career experience and teaching ability, while incorporating the latest technology into every classroom. On day one, Saint Leo professors begin to work with students to understand their academic and professional goals. This often results in richer, more active learning—and prepares students more fully for employment.

Affordability: Saint Leo is dedicated to ensuring that the university education is accessible for all students and their family, and on top of being one of the lowest private education tuition rates in Florida. Saint Leo offers generous scholarships and financial awards to reduce costs. International students can earn a U.S Bachelor’s degree for less than total $44,000, and a Graduate degree for less than total $20,000. In addition, student has an option of starting with two years of Associate programs with annual tuition $10,000, followed by a 50% Tuition discount for the final two years.

Flexibility: For highly motivated students seeking a more aggressive pace, Saint Leo provides 3+1 Accelerated Degree Programs guiding students to fast-track their career path. Options of 3+1 include BA Management + MBA, BA Marketing + MBA, and BS Computer Science + MS Cybersecurity. For high-achieving students serious about maximizing their undergraduate experience, the Honors Program offers an intellectual journey committed to academic achievement and growth. Besides, Saint Leo offers the Study Abroad program with which students can make an impact around the world, transforming many of the most popular countries, including Brazil, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Australia, into their own academic and cultural travel destinations.



  • Freshman: Up to $12,000 - $19,000/year (Renewable)
  • Transfer:    Up to $10,000 - $16,000/year (Renewable)

Students who complete or will complete an Associate's Degree in the United States will qualify for a 50% tuition scholarship to get a bachelor degree at Saint Leo.

Graduate: Not available



  • Undergraduate: $27,880/year
  • Graduate: $14,130/year

Room & Board: $14,640/year

Entry requirements



(Direct Admission)


(Direct Admission)


Admission: GPA 2.5+

Scholarship: GPA 3.0+

GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation



English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 79+

IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 79+

Standardized test:

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE

Accelerated degree programs only: SAT 1270+/ ACT 26+


Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.






Personal statement



Recommendation letter



Application fee






  • Business: Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Business Administration (Project, Technology Management), HR,  International Hospitality Management, Healthcare Administration.
  • Computing: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Software Engineering.
  • Health and Human Services: Psychology (General, Clinical/Counseling), Biology (General, Biomedical and Health Science).


  • Business: MBA (Accounting, Data Analytics, Healthcare, HR, Social Media Marketing, Project, Sport, Supply Chain).
  • Computing: Computer Science, Cybersecurity.
Application deadlines

Fall intake: Rolling admissions - Recommended: June 1

Spring intake: Rolling admissions - Recommended: November 1

Saint Leo is a part of Tampa-St. Petersburg Metropolitan Area in Florida. It has a premier location which is 30-minute drive to Tampa and 90-minute drive to Orlando. These two biggest cities are home to the world’s leading corporations, most modern entertainment venues, and best cities to live in across the U.S. The region’s economy is driven by tourism, health care, finance, insurance, technology, construction, and the maritime industry. The bay's port is the largest in the state, responsible for over $15 billion in economic impact.