College applications can be intimidating. At Saint Leo, we hold your hand through the entire process.
As the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in
Florida, Saint Leo serves learners of all faiths. Established in
1889, the University seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit
for all members of our community.
Without a doubt, the college your child chooses says a lot about
them. Choosing Saint Leo University says they...
Saint Leo University offers our students all of this and more,
under the warm Florida sunshine.
Review the Application Process
College applications typically involve a fair amount of paperwork.
So before your child clicks the "submit" button, make sure they
understand everything that's being asked. Explore undergraduate
admission information. Is your student an incoming
freshman? A transfer student? An international student? Follow
the specific admission steps outlined for each.
Beat the Deadlines
Saint Leo has a rolling admission process, so candidates can
submit applications to the university anytime within a large
window. However, priority application dates can be found here.
Keep in mind that college admission offices are inundated with
applications for a few months each year—if possible, your child
should get theirs in before the rush.
High School General Education
Applicants for regular freshman admission status must have a
minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.7, and must have
successfully completed the following high school courses by the
time they enroll at Saint Leo University:
Average Student Profile at Saint Leo (First-Time in
Letters of Recommendation
Saint Leo requires each applicant to submit a letter of
recommendation directly from a high school guidance counselor or
teacher. Talk to your child about selecting a teacher or counselor
who knows them well, and can speak to their preparation for
Most students take their SAT or ACT the spring of their junior
year or the fall of their senior year of high school. Because Saint
Leo remains committed to emphasizing a holistic review of students'
credentials for admission, we have decided that factors other than
test scores are stronger predictors of a student's potential to
succeed in college. Saint Leo University no longer requires
undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of
their application. However, applicants are welcome to submit
scores: Saint Leo's SAT Code is 5638, and ACT Code is 0755. Read
the full Test-Optional Policy here.
The journey to choosing the best-fit college begins with the
campus visit. We at Saint Leo University invite you to the rolling
hills of Florida to feel the sense of community that’s been
established here, and understand why Saint Leo is so highly
regarded by our students as the place where "you’ll love the person
Interviews are not required, but a visit enables the candidate
to talk with an admission counselor, tour the campus, visit
classes, and meet faculty and students. Schedule for your campus visit
The financial aid process doesn’t have to be difficult,
complicated, scary or stressful. The Saint Leo Office of Student
Financial Services has compiled an easy-to-use Financial Aid Planner with
helpful hints, an FAQ and a month-by-month breakdown of to-dos.
Explore Costs & Financial Aid for
full information on tuition and fees, and applying for aid.
Questions? We want to hear from you.
Office of Admissions
Phone: (352) 588-8283
Toll Free: (800) 334-5532
Fax: (352) 588-8257
Admission Counselors and Student Ambassadors »
Student Financial Services
Phone: (352) 588-7403
Toll Free: (800) 280-7658
Fax: (866) 708-7770