Saint Leo University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (90)
I am deeply shocked by most of the reviews on here. What school did these individuals go to? I am nearly done with my MBA with a focus in Information Security Management and I couldn't be happier with my entire experience. Some reviewers have stated that Saint Leo "makes" you retake classes (like Finance and Accounting) over and over again before you pass. Um, duh! If you don't pass, why would you be shocked at having to retake the course? Unfortunately, some of us have a knack for these type of classes and others don't. I have been taking a double course load in this program while working a full-time job and have not had to retake a single course. It's all about hard work and dedication--priorities, really. What you make a priority will become a reality! You will not be handed a degree at Saint Leo! It takes hard work and perseverance to get that coveted degree and I am happy to say I have nearly made it! With only 3 classes left to go, I can truly say I am satisfied with my experience and cannot wait to graduate. It seems most of the reviewers on here just don't have what it takes to be in grad school or an undergraduate program. Stop complaining and start doing what it takes to EARN your degree! I can guarantee those same complainers will be the individuals I end up in charge of in a few years and I will have no sympathy. You get out of it what you put into it. Period.
Saint Leo University was the biggest nightmare and scandal of them all. I have attended GCU and 2 other community colleges in the past and never have I had such a poor experience. The Financial Aid representatives were disgraceful. I was told many different stories by many different representatives. I was told one thing, and then forced to do another. They lost my paperwork, so I had to expedite all my paperwork again, at my expense. I paid nearly $100 in expedited shipping, to fix their mistake. Once I got all the paperwork taken care of and finished the class, I was hit with a very large outstanding balance that I was told would be covered by my FA. I would not recommend this University to my worst enemy. The staff is careless and does NOT have the student's best interest in mind. The counselors I dealt with acted as if I was just another number on a spreadsheet. I felt scammed and disrespected by nearly every St. Leo employee I dealt with. They all made it seem like I was misinformed yet not a one was willing or "able" to help me. I was finally able to get my situation taken care of, only to find my husband, a military member, in nearly the same situation as me. I am disappointed and utterly disgusted with Saint Leo.
I am posting this for any other reason than to let my fellow colleagues know the truth. I have a few more classes left before I get my MBA and you cannot find ONE Marketing class on ground. Professors are scarce and people are loosing hope in you Saint Leo University. I am a federal government worker and mother. I told everyone who's even thinking about going back to school please do not go to SLU (military and federal workers & young graduates who're looking for a good school). I am so upset and disappointed with SLU. Such of waste of time and money.
I had a great experience with St Leo online learning. I was on AD when I obtained my degree and I had very understanding instructors. There was maybe one or two teachers that weren't as responsive as I would like. However; overall I enjoyed my time as a student there. I'm now enrolled for my masters program with them.
I took most of my classes online and some on campus. I can honesty say attending on campus is a lot better than endless emails, some take longer to respond. than others. My adviser stop contacting me as soon as she realized I didn't need to much assistant but, when I needed her, it was like pulling tooth to get her to call me back. I enjoyed my experience at SLU. The only downside is the financial aid department, they suck!
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.