Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University

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

The university has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each year since its inception in 2006. Saint Leo students, faculty and staff subscribe to a culture of service and volunteerism in the spirit of our core values.

The publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks Saint Leo among its Top 100 institutions graduating minority students with baccalaureate degrees.

Entry requirements

  • Submit transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas or certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended, along with course descriptions and credit values.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
    All international candidates for admission must prove English language proficiency by at least one of the following:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 45 iBT
    • International English Language Testing system (IELTS) - minimum score of 5.0
    • Pearson Test of English Academics (PTE A) - minimum score of 35
    • Successful completion of ELS Level 109
    • For transfer students, two semesters with grades of B or higher in English composition courses at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States
    • Successful completion of a NAFSA-recognized ESL program
    • Duolingo English Test - minimum score of 75
  • Photocopy of the Biographical section of your current passport
  • Proof of Financial Ability to Pay
    Generally, international students must show evidence of ability to pay all direct and indirect costs of attendance. Indirect costs include expenses not covered by tuition, room/board and fee charges.

Scholarship & funding

Saint Leo University offers a variety of grants and scholarships to eligible first time in college students (and some eligible transfer students). For more information


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