St Leo University

One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo is a Catholic, liberal arts school serving learners of all faiths.

We are traditional, but we are cutting edge

Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict, the university seeks to provide balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo has grown from a peaceful campus in Central Florida to an institution of international consequence—it has been ranked as one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report

Our Tampa-area campus is still committed to student-centered liberal arts education, and is strengthened by the global outreach of our online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S., including many on military bases.

We are Catholic, but we are for everyone

Making higher education more accessible to all has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century university. Saint Leo now has nearly 16,000 students from all 50 states and 61 countries—ranking us among the five largest Catholic institutions in the U.S.

Named one of the top universities in the South by U.S. News& World Report, Saint Leo is also one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.

While we are proudly Catholic, we teach students of all kinds because our faith compels us to contribute to a more socially just society.

Saint Leo University is always forward-looking, a leader in distance and adult education. Our Education Centers provide the resources and benefits of a University Campus to students in seven states—including on militarybases throughout the nation. Education Centers provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs.