Saint Leo University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 6665
St. Leo, FL 33574-6665
Tel: (352)588-8200; 800-334-5532; Admissions: (352)588-8283; Fax: (352)588-8257; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 186-acre rural campus with easy access to Tampa and Orlando. Endowment: $6.6 million. Total enrollment: 1,518. Faculty: 108 (61 full-time, 47 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,933 applied, 59% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 62% from top half. Full-time: 1,032 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 51 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 35 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 11% 25 or older, 69% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 67% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $20,600 includes full-time tuition ($13,150), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($7030). College room only: $3700. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $361 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to location.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 43 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Union, Circle K, Samaritans, American Marketing Association, Campus Activities Board. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Community Service Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 797 college housing spaces available; 748 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Cannon Memorial Library with 141,521 books, 28,290 microform titles, 700 serials, 6,437 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $422,360. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Saint Leo is located 25 miles north of Tampa, and 38 miles from Tampa International Airport. Semitropical climate. Orlando and Disney World are 65 miles to the east.

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