Saint Leo University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (85)
I just completed my first term at Saint Leo, and so far it has been a GREAT experience. Financial aid was pretty easy, and they were available anytime I had questions. My student advisor is the best. He help me register for class, being that this was my first time attending school online, he walked me through the process and checked on me throughout the term to see how I was doing. My instructors were great! I am looking forward to finishing my degree with Saint Leo. Attending school online is not a walk in the park, it requires dedication and determination. I learn that after completing one term. Someone is always should you have any questions or concern regarding the learning experience at of St. Leo University
I''ve been attending Saint Leo off and on for several years, had a few financial aid situations that kept me out of school for almost 2. years. However, I pressed on and was Alberto get back in school in 2012, working fulltime , wife and mother, I was only able to take 1 class a semester. Let me tell you, it was not easy, and there were one or two Professor's that were not the best, but for the majority of my time spent was awesome. Even though it was online, it never felt like an online classroom, it was a tough, but rewarding program. The only regret, I have is that they have no online Master's in psychology program!
I found the online courses to be more challenging and rewarding than most of the classes I did face to face in other institutions. The professors were very knowledgeable and helpful. Be forewarned, don't think you will coast through this. It is a lot of work. I flew in from Texas for the COL's graduation ceremony. I was surrounded by members of the military or their spouses who were furthering their education. The reception held afterwards by the COL was a nice touch with live music, food and fellowship with other COL students. I am glad I completed my degree "at" Saint Leo University!
Saint Leo University does not help their students once they are completed with the degrees. I completed my MBA in Health Care Administration and yet nobody will call me in for an interview nor am I qualified for basic position within a health care field. Everyone says I need to get my certification but Saint Leo does not help their students get certifications, the left me worst off then when i started and a big debt. My suggestion, dont go to this school, talk to the employer you are seeking and ask for advice of what and where to go.
I have taken a mixture of online and face to face courses from surrounding local community colleges. Many think that online coursework is easier, and that was true where I had attended previously, however, this is not the case at Saint Leo. Taking two classes every 8 weeks is a lot of work here, so be prepared to set aside a good amount of time each week for your class(es). I spend many hours studying and doing each assignment in between time off from working full time. The instructors are pretty good here, and they respond quickly and are very attentive to each students needs. The coursework can be fairly challenging at times, and I feel even though everything's done online, I am still learning and retaining a lot of information. I can't say the same about other academic institutions I've previously attended. Overall, I believe that this is a great school.
They try and instill these core values into its students, but the individuals I dealt with have obviously NEVER looked at these core values a day in their lives, shame, your hard work and dedication means nothing because you are just a student.
This is the best school I have attended between my Masters and Bachelors. My coursework was extremely challenging; however, I will never forget what I learned here! I especially like the fact that this school is a Catholic college; however, we had to study the three major world religions and form our own opinion. My philosophy course was one of my favorites as the professor challenge me to lean on my own understanding of how our minds work. He challenged me to really think. This technique helped me in other courses! Some of the professors here can be snooty; however, I had to realize they just know their crafts well.
Saint Leo is a great school if you are wanting to do your degree program online. My registration was fast and easy and I was able to get started very quickly. Online isn't for everyone but if you work full-time, or maybe you are a stay at home parent, this would work for you. I was attending part time due to having a full time job but I was able to leave my job in order to attend full time. I prefer the online way so I can work at my own pace. So far I have had a great experience!
Overall I think Saint Leo is a good school. While the 8 week classes are a little shorter than I would like (I miss 16 week semesters), it does allow for me to go part-time while still progressing in my degree completion. Majority of faculty are very good as long as you make them aware of your situation i.e., trouble in class (ACC201) and when I was having family issues (health). Most professors worked with me if I gave them notice early on letting them know my personal situation. Most classes are time consuming and challenging...I miss 100 level intro classes!!! In hindsight, I feel like I learn more and am challenged on a consistent basis compared to other schools I've attended. Most advisors appear to be very knowledgeable and give me great service. My advisor Rob is great and always help me with my questions in a timely manner! One day he was out and I spoke to another advisor Oscar who was also really knowledgeable. He treated me as if I was one of his students. Saint Leo does offer free tutoring which was somewhat helpful and is nice that it exists. While I wish tuition was less, I believe it's a good value compared to other schools (many of which are higher!) Overall I've had a good experience. While I miss the in-class experience. the online platform provides me with the flexibility I need. Saint Leo University is definitely a challenging school and I would recommend it to those students who know what they want to major in and have the time for classes. Onward to the completion of my bachelors!
I actually found Saint Leo by researching online school accreditation for the completion of my associates degree. I saw the reviews and the program offerings and applied. The admissions office helped me through the process and the connected me to an advisor who was always helpful. I was skeptical at first, but knowing that Saint Leo is a pioneer in online education and they were accredited by the same regional commission as my other schools I felt relieved. To be honest, the courses aren't that hard, but they do challenge you and make you think. I was a straight A student in High school and the community college I attended had less rigorous classes than Saint Leo; yet it has had students who transferred into schools such as UGA and UNC and Duke. I rate Saint Leo at the top of my list. The tuition for online is the same as the public 4-year university I wanted to attend. The distance learning centers are cheaper, but I have little kids and I like the convenience of not having to find daycare for them at night.The eight week sections are helpful, but a lot of material is covered. I like how you have access to past courses to go back and review information.