Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts school, recognized as one of the top-ranked regional universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report.
Our Tampa-area campus is committed to making higher education more accessible to all, and is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S., including on many military bases.
Our faithfulness to core values and dedication to purpose has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century university. We now serve more than 14,000 students from 49 states and 86 countries—ranking us among the five largest Catholic higher education institutions in the United States and also one of the nation’s 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.
At Saint Leo we remain proud of our Benedictine foundation, teaching students not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic.