Saint Leo University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
Other people tried to talk me out of going to Saint Leo because it was a private college and the cost was suppose to be higher. I was a non traditional student so I went to classes at night and the cost was comparable to the public college family had tried to encourage me to go to. I loved the small classes and the fact that we stayed together through the whole program. The professors were great and I truly feel that I got an exceptional education. I recommend Saint Leo to anyone wanting to go into education.
Saint Leo has a great Elementary Ed program that prepared me to become a highly effective teacher! Flexible hours, very knowledgeable instructors and great support from mentors! While doing my internships I was able to get a great introduction to lesson planning, differentiated instruction and other research-based best practices that have help shape my teaching approaches and philosophy. Their program offers a very well rounded program that helped me edify weak areas and allowed me to get ready to not only get certified in my state but also find my first teaching assignment. I love Saint Leo and I'm proud of being an alumni. I didn't even looked for other schools when I was thinking about doing my masters degree. I knew I couldn't go wrong by joining Saint Leo again!
Hi All - I am currently a MBA student taking classes at Chesapeake Virginia Campus. I am so ashamed to say that I am graduating from Saint Leo. This past year has been pure hell and I am warning you, DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. They offer minimal classes on-ground (and the professors that teach this one class, MBA 560, MR. CONTEH is the worst. If a class is not offered on ground, you have no other choice but to take an online class which is $500 - $600 more. People, GO TO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY. I am now convinced that they don't care. Please spread the word to stay away from this school.
St. Leo is small and private so it's expensive and the social scene isn't big, but the education program is detailed, current, and designed with REAL teachers in mind. I would find myself jealous of larger "state schools" with football teams and more shopping/ bar options, however Saint Leo University was incredible at preparing me for teaching. The professors were thoughtful, considerate, quick at grading, and provided excellent feedback. The internships were realistic, easy to navigate, and honestly the best preparation for actually being in the classroom. The school was traditionally designed, yet very technological in it's advances. I also really appreciated the Catholic aspect and being able to spiritually connect and feel refreshed whenever necessary on campus.
I attended a satellite campus in Lake City FL. I attended classes at night and online so I could maintain my full time employment. This college really worked around my busy schedule!
I absolutely love Saint Leo University. I have been attending since 2012 and previously earned by B.A. in Psychology through a blended format. The university has partner campuses which you can attend and online formats. The online setting is one of the best I have experienced (not Blackboard based!) and is very easy to use and understand. The courses are challenging and professors are student-oriented. I am going to graduate this summer with my M.B.A. The coursework thus far has been 100% applicable to my current work situation. The advisers are always prompt and helpful and I have never had a problem with financial aid. The one semester my cap was reached, I was approved for the next package so that I could graduate on time. I have never known another school to be so student centric (I have attended community college and another public university before transferring to SLU). The B.A. program had grants and also applied scholarships (Bright Future's, etc.) before loans. The M.B.A. is primarily loan centric, however you can adjust the amount accepted. I was always approved for higher than the actual tuition cost which is useful for those who need to supplement income with a refund. I highly recommend this school. One note, however, is that the coursework online can be challenging because the sessions are 8 week quarters. If you are not disciplined for online education, definitely seek on campus coursework.
I absolutely LOVED my experience with Saint Leo University. I took classes through the Lake City campus. There was only ONE teacher I had that I didn't like, and he was only there for ONE semester. All of my other instructors were phenomenal. The classes were challenging enough to teach you, fun enough to stick with you, and educational enough to feel like you actually did something, other than pay for a diploma. My degree with Saint Leo was the deciding factor in the job I recently obtained. I had set out for this job for some time after graduating. When the opening came, I had some stiff competition. It was my degree from Saint Leo that was confirmed to have made the deciding decision. I wouldn't have traded my professors, the staff, the materials, or my experience for anything else in the world. I recommend them to anyone I know who is pursuing a business degree.
Also surprised at the whiners. You get in what you put in. This school will not just hand you a degree, nor will Fin. Aid do all the hoofwork for you. Get over yourself and take hold of your own future. Put your paperwork in ahead of time, dont be lazy and wait.
Their financial aid and student accounts department are very poor and unprofessional. The staff's customer service is the worst I have ever seen in any business. You can not make any complaints without the university staff finding way to make you time there very bad. I have had ever thing from my refund being delayed to charges being added to my account. I was discriminated against after I file a complaint about the problem. My fellow classmate all enjoy their refund while my refund was with held for two weeks. I ended up having to withdraw for many classes because I could not buy materials needed. The college validated my complaint but make no attempt to help me in any way. The financial aid department are like organized crime family that remembered my name and made sure I was punished for filing a complaint. I was not given the pell grant for two years because the screwed. up. I lost thousands.
No support! Financial aid is a serious joke. Triple charges for a sub-par education. You will basically teach yourself! Do not try to get support from the center Director, (unless you are one of the few "preferred" students) no return calls and one liner returned emails stating "I will get back with you" which never happens. AVOID the Gainesville Florida campus at all cost-they do not have their programs, support staff, and instructors together!!! Basically, not worth the thousands of dollars you will pay for this school. You will not be supported as a student. Student clubs and organizations---other than the psych club are non functioning. Want to be taken for a ride, treated as if your worth is strictly for their financial gain,(at least they don't hide this fact, well after a year or so of attendance) bogus financial charges, unnecessary multiple same content classes, and an entire financial aid program without a SINGLE competent person on staff, then this is the school for you. Oh yeah, and you will still have to pay back the $40^ tuition cost for qualification for eh, say, maybe management at a fast food joint. Oh, and one more thing, the ONE thing you will absolutely learn for sure is their ideal of "core values" because it will be drilled into your head (CULT like) with EVERY ASSIGNMENT. Sad that most of them do not adhere to their own overstated value system which was probably written to attract unsuspecting and clueless potentials. But it looks pretty good in writing anyway. And, you know what they say about "looks". Never thought I would say this but it really is great to be a Florida Gator after experiencing all of the above!