Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts-based university serving people of all faiths. Saint Leo University offers a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world; a model based on steadfast, morality that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people. 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 consequenceranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Our Tampa-area campus remains committed as ever to student-centered liberal arts education, 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.