U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Leo One of the Top Universities in the South

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Saint Leo makes annual "Best Colleges" list for second year in a row.

For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks Saint Leo University among the top universities in the South in its annual “Best Colleges" edition. The 2012 rankings, released this fall, list Saint Leo University as 63rd in the Regional Universities (South) category among 1,600 schools nationwide.

Saint Leo gets high marks for a number of indicators, such as its 14:1 student-faculty ratio, the depth and breadth of services the institution provides, and the satisfaction students have shown with academic programs and support.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking reflects life at Saint Leo's traditional liberal arts campus outside of Tampa, which enrolls more than 1,800 undergraduate students—66% of whom live on campus.

Saint Leo offers a full range of bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as associate degrees and graduate certifications. Undergraduates earn degrees in more than 40 fields, including business administration, criminal justice, education, biology and psychology.

Founded in 1889, Saint Leo offers a practical, effective model for learning and leadership based on a steadfast, moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

Saint Leo University has gained a reputation as one of the top universities in the South thanks to an innovative curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning, the use of technology in teaching, and a learning environment that cultivates a commitment to respect, community and personal development.

About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University's traditional liberal arts campus, located 30 miles north of Tampa, educates more than 1,900 students. Total enrollment across its campus, regional education centers, and online programs exceeds 15,000. Among the oldest Catholic universities in Florida, Saint Leo is one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military, and is a nationally recognized leader in online education.


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