Saint Leo University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (89)
I was able to finish my BA in psychology at Saint Leo in a year and a half by the ability to double up on classes and complete coursework anywhere. While this is a huge benefit to the school, getting my classes paid for has been a nightmare. I tried both types of federal loans, subsidized and unsubsidized, and they sent the check I needed to sign and return to another student located in a completely different state. I tried private student loans and am still trying to get that fixed, even though my account was cleared with a zero balance for graduation, 3 months ago! While the curriculum itself is okay, the financial aid department has completely spoiled my outlook of this school and their organization.
I have been attending Saint Leo for over two years now. I have about 10 months to go and I will have my BA in Human Resource Management. Let me say first, that I have always been taken care of by the administration, staff, etc. I have always been able to rely on them for answers to my questions. If there was an issue, I would shoot an email and get a response/solution the next day, if not sooner. No problems with financial aid, or anything else logistically. As far as the education quality, I found myself challenged from time to time, and the course work was perfect. Although some were easier than others, the courses always demanded at least 20-25 hours a week for me to complete. When you consider the reading, assignments, papers, exams, discussions/replies, I feel that you get a convenient experience without sacrificing quality. I have EARNED my degree, and encourage all to do the same. The instructors were always helpful, and some graded harder than others. That's ok, however. I a proud to have been a part of this university, and look forward to being a part of its alumni. So if you are a parent, working full time and cannot afford to quit your job, Saint Leo will take care of you. They are NOT a diploma mill!
Attended this University at a satellite military campus at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, Georgia. A cadaver could pass these classes. Although some instructors (albeit very few) were excellent, others did not challenge the students at all, although I am sure that many of these students feel they were really challenged and felt that they had earned their degrees. This proves that anyone can get a degree. I was so disgusted by it all, I did not attend graduation -- I was the class valedictorian! In a capstone class given by a (cough, wheeze) doctoral candidate, we all received A's on a final, which we never even took. Many or most of the students were government employees of one sort or another -- just gives credence to the term "mechanical claw" degree. Even the school's director at the time told me that the courses were dumbed down. Make better use of your money and go to another school
I am enrolled in St. Leo's Accounting program. I have found the staff supportive beyond the wildest dreams. The course work is challenging, but I am able to choose when and where I can study. The program is semester hours and not quarter hours, so compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges. Anytime you are in an institution that has 17,000 plus students there is bound to me a hiccup or two. At least it's not 50,000 or 60,000 like U of F or Florida State. I have had a hiccup getting a few things initiated and resolved, but I am in charge of my destiny and make sure that I follow-up just like anything else in life. If you need hand holding or the physical brick and mortars than perhaps no on-line school is for you. They have a good reputation and they are one of the 5 largest Catholic Universities in the World. My experience has been pleasant thus far. I know I will be challenged and I am up for it. Go for it! St. Leo is awesome
My husband and I have both attended St. Leo. Not once have they gotten anything right when it comes to financial aid. Every term we have to get on the phone with them and try to figure out what is going on. Twice they have switched my adviser without warning so I had no idea who to contact for assistance. They promoted a staff member that completely dropped the ball on getting my paperwork submitted in time. I have had teachers that were not really there to help. It felt more like I had a baby sitter than a teacher.
The school requires you to get your refund on a Higher One card. This card charges you outrageous fees just to use your money. The only way around that is to transfer you money to a checking or savings account, but in doing that you have to wait longer to get your money. Everything about this school has been a complete ripoff. I very much want to finish my degree and will be doing so elsewhere.
Instructors are rude, unhelpful, and show up after the course work has been submitted, but if you need them before vSunday you are out of luck! STAY AWAY from this SCHOOL- They are against the students!
As alumni week approaches I was doing a search on Saint Leo University and came across this site. I am floored at some of the negative comments. I attended Saint Leo University Online for five years and earned my B.A. and M.B.A. in that time. I can only say great things about the online degree programs offered here. This is not to say that all things were smooth sailing, there were some wrinkles that needed to be ironed out. However, every person that I encountered at Saint Leo was willing to help and was kind while doing so. Assuming that you will have zero issues with any business is unreasonable and far-fetched.
Saint Leo University Online enabled me to earn my degree and a living for my kids. This program was amazing from start to finish. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking to earn a college degree from a reputable institution.
Saint Leo University offers a wonderful online program. The flexibility of the online B.A. enables me to complete college without sacrificing my job or time with my family. Every department I have worked with has knowledgeable and friendly employees; they truly seem to portray the Core Values of Saint Leo.
The online website and classroom portal are user friendly, easy to navigate and convenient. The sites are always available for me to logon when it suits my schedule. However, that is not to say this is an easy program. I work hard in each class but the payoff is wonderful – one step closer to graduation!
I also enjoy the diverse group of people in each class. There are people from all over the world attending the online program. The different perspectives on business topics broaden the entire classes view on each subject. The professors are well-versed in their disciplines and share many real world experiences with the class. I enjoy knowing how the subject I am learning is applied in the workforce.
All in all my experience with Saint Leo University online has been extremely positive. I would recommend this school to anyone who is willing to listen.
I took a Statistics class online at Saint Leo University, which was through the OCICU. It was the worst online class I ever took. It was extremely difficult and the book didn't explain things in enough detail. I emailed the instructor for help, but she rarely got back to me in time. I ended up having to get help from someone locally, who delt with numbers and statistics on a daily basis, and they couldn't even understand the book.
Luckily, I did pass the class, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It took up way too much of my time and was extremely stressful.
I withdrew with a zero balance they charged me $116 threw on another 50 dollars in late fees then sent my file to the credit bureau without alerting me.
This practice is unfair and when I contacted them they lied and told me about phone numbers I didnt have when we spoke.(i.e. they told me they talked to me on the phone I was calling them on in July the phone wasnt turned on until October lol)when I alerted to this they said talk to the collection agency, they have no desire to help former students.