Saint Leo University, founded in 1889, is recognized as one of the nation's leading Catholic teaching universities and a school of international consequence. Our main campus in Saint Leo, FL - 35 minutes north of Tampa - is home to our vibrant University College, serving the education needs of just over 2,200 traditional-age undergraduate students.
At Saint Leo, the emphasis is on teaching. Choosing Saint Leo says that you value a high quality education in a principled community where the focus is always on students. At Saint Leo, you’ll be recognized as an individual, not lost in a crowd. It's an ideal community if you set high standards for yourself, want a college that respects tradition while offering a truly global reach, and desire an education where technology is fully integrated throughout the learning landscape.
Saint Leo University offers all of this and more under the warm Florida sunshine.
As the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in Florida and one of the top universities in Central Florida, Saint Leo University has a century-long tradition of welcoming students of all faiths. Our liberal arts campus—located 30 miles north of Tampa—educates just over 2,200 students. Total enrollment across our Central Florida campus, more than 35 regional locations, and online programs is nearly 15,000. Saint Leo offers over 50 undergraduate degrees, programs and endorsements as well as master's, doctoral and certificate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education & Social Services.
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. At University Campus, at education centers, and through the Center for Online Learning, Saint Leo University offers a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world; a model based on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.