Saint Leo University Reviews

  • 36 Reviews
  • St. Leo (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,750
67% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of 36 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/22/2022
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The staff at saint leo absolutely sucks. No one ever knows what’s going on, the price is ridiculous to simply just go sit in a class to hear professors talk about non sense that has nothing to do with the class. Now while some people do like sitting in class and not doing anything I do not. I learned absolutely nothing at this school. Definitely not getting the education you are paying for and in the long run you will be screwed over. They keep adding fees on my tuition and can’t tell me what the fees are for. If you are looking for a college to go to I would choose anywhere but saint leo."
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2022
  • Degree: International Business
"I don't write reviews, but this needed one. This is a terrible university. It has gone downhill very fast and is at rock bottom. Do not waste your time and/or money at SLU. The idiots running it and most of the new student body have ruined the good reputation around the Tampa Bay, Florida area and beyond as well as in the military. It had a lot of money which it used to expand its properties and beautify the campus, but it is a God-awful institution. DO NOT GO TO SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY! USF and UT are not that far away and are WAY AHEAD!"
Daas Qirat
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2022
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Overall great University. The education is strict and tough though rewarding. I graduted with Computer Science degree and also taken Information Technology Associate degree from Saint Leo University. I have apply few jobs and now getting few position offer. Overall Positive experience."
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2022
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I’ll start with saying that in 2019, the government put out that all students affected by classes switching to online that couldn’t be taken in person anymore would not effect BAH rates. Saint Leo closed it’s satellite campuses without informing veterans that they were not eligible for this law because Saint Leo closed down our campuses for financial reasons, not Covid reasons, and hid it from us so that we wouldn’t transfer. Second; it’s been two years since I have had a conversation with a professor. I have had no lectures, nothing. My classes have assignments populate on the Courses page, I read the text and look up what I need to off Google, then pass the class without having ever interacted with a professor. I’m not sure why the school is even bothering paying the professors because the ‘lectures’ provided aren’t even their own, it’s all external videos to other peoples work. If you are a veteran, do not attend this university. They pride themselves on being one of the first universities to offer affordable courses to veterans with the GI bills after Vietnam, but there is nothing of that history left here at Saint Leo."
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"As wonderful as the campus of the university is, I cannot say the same thing in relation to students. First of all, student success coaches are not reachable. When freshmen (especially, international freshmen) need to register for classes, student success coaches do not pick up the phone or respond to the emails. Second of all, the university always looks for a way to make money of the students. This year, for example, the university implemented a mandatory health center fee (note: not related to health insurance) which equals around $400 per year. It does not matter if one goes to the health center or not, one still has to pay. Thirdly, the president of the university does not have an expertise in leading the school. While he tries to improve one thing, he cuts the budget on other things that, for many people, are important. The treatment of the students is poor compared to other universities I have attended. I would not recommend the on-ground program if one wants to be treated fairly and respectfully."
Wilmarie Vega Orellana
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2021
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Online courses are super expensive for the material we taking and for the help we getting from professors. The professor barely respond the emails. Same material Books extremely ridiculous expensive The same college make it hard on u by their ridiculous tuitions fee and prices. It’s amazing."
Blair Roberts
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"I had to drop a class due to a medical issue. There was some friction, but it was tolerable. Unfortunately, I had to discontinue a second class--also due to a documented medical issue--and this time I am being charged nearly 2000 DOLLARS for a class of which I received NO BENEFIT! I have been fighting the inconsistent application of their policy FOR 18 MONTHS! I cant transfer, I cant register, I cant move on. I have contacted the school nearly 100 times and have been given the run-around for nearly two years. UNCONSCIONABLE! I should have graduated by now. I have lost time, effort, opportunity, and quality of life. I have only gained regret, struggle, frustration, strife, exasperation, stress, and a fully encompassing WISH THAT I HAD GONE SOMEWHERE ELSE! DO NOT EXPECT COMPETENT ASSISTANCE from the administration. Please, do not make the same mistake I did--go somewhere/ANYWHERE else. If you think that the tuition is ridiculously expensive--TRY REGRET!"
Andrew Lifka
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"The undergraduate program and living on campus is fantastic. Professors are great, you are encouraged to stay active and involved, and there is a huge focus on leadership development. However, I began my master's course online and seeing how I am a happy alumni from here I figured it'd be a good program. It is absolutely horrendous. This experience was not at all what I got from my undergrad. The professors are complete bigots who think they are God and treat you like a peasant although you are already educated and in the working field. The only thing they care about in the MBA program is how well you can write in APA format. They give zero feedback on the actual content itself and just ridicule your writing skills. I was horribly disappointed and had to transfer out. Do not take the Master's online program at this school. Undergrad was great."
Saint Leo Project Management Masters
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2020
  • Degree: Project Management
"Some of the classes were OK but some of them are really bad and need updating. The marketing class should be scrapped. It was by far the worst class I have ever taken. It is also group based and we had one member that could not even write in complete sentences. So it seems you can just pay for a degree and not apply yourself. The teachers are just facilitating and most don't add any value to the class each term other than babysitting. Resources are not available. Totally different experience than the University of Florida for my bachelors where I received an education."
Michelle Nixon
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I attended the Tallahassee campus of Saint Leo University and was very pleased with the level of attention and quality of education I received. This school is geared toward helping working individuals obtain their degrees. I was overwhelmingly satisfied with the amount of personalized attention and care I received from admin and teachers."
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2018
  • Degree: Project Management
"Saint Leo University is a wonderful university I completed my bachelors and MBA in Project Management at Saint Leo. I found the quality of education and the faculty that provides the learning experience to be knowledgeable of the material of the course being taught. I went to a prominent University early on in my pursuit of my bachelors degree in Illinois. I found the level of education to be similar and in that regard, both university's educational requirements were very much the same. I have also read and found the various negative reviews that have been posted quite interesting, and I cant say I relate to or experienced any of these situations mentioned. I have had only positives encounters with the professors who were always willing to help with your educational goals. I would recommend Saint Leo University to anyone looking for a quality education and personal enhancement."
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Pros: The academic program here is great. It just needs a few improvements. If you're a student who cares less about partying, then this school is right for you. Cons: The staff on campus is rude and unprofessional. - Contrary to what your admission's counselor told you, once you attend SLU, you'll get little to no support. If you're not in a certain organization/club or even of a certain status around campus, you aren't treated as fairly. - Most professors are biased, and your grades might be affected because of it. - The school is in the middle of nowhere. - The food in the cafeteria sucks (there's a lot of complaints regarding food poisoning). Don't even think of going to the cafeteria on weekends because they literally serve left-over food given from the start of the week or from the week prior. - The school is very money hungry and you'll get charged for anything. - Your tuition basically pays for unnecessary things around campus such as fake trees/ plants and other irrelevant things since the school cares more about "school spirit" rather than what the school should actually be about. Warning!! If you're planning on attending Saint Leo University, please note that they put on a facade just to get your money. Once you attend here it's a different story than what was told when applying."
Christopher Wadsworth
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2018
  • Degree: Business
"Saint Leo University provided an opportunity that allowed me to complete my degree while still doing work in the US Navy. The ability to be flexible was the biggest priority when I was choosing a college to attend. The program of Business Management providing an initial insight in Management and learning the basic and some intermediate learning that can be applied into the workplace. When the program is selected, each student gets an advisor assigned to them that helps to answer any questions. Even if it is four years later, the advisor continues to contact you on your next semester of any courses you are interested in, questions on financial aid, records or general questions you may have. My advisor was very proactive and if there were any questions I had, I would receive a prompt answer to them. Financial aid office would always answer my questions in its entirety. I was never on hold any longer than 5 minutes in talking to a financial aid representative. There is an option to submit the question by email and I would typically get a response within 24-48 hours of submission. Professors in my courses were very knowledgeable in the subject areas they were teaching. Many provided hours that they can be reached or email addresses. Website interaction improved greatly the last few years. Just recently they upgraded the portal for social interaction between other students of the school and where courses are located. Accessibility is very important and understanding how to get to an area of the website and it is very easy to maneuver throughout the website."
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2018
  • Degree: Sociology
"Saint Leo was amazing to say the least. I'm astonished at how many negative reviews that this school has because it was the best school I attended by far. I decided to transfer to this school after first getting my associates from a local community college, as well as attending another 4yr University. This school was the best decision I could have made for myself, my only regret is not starting here. All my teachers were great and they all went above and beyond to help me succeed. As a veteran, I never had any issues with the school and my GI bill, or registering for classes and financial aid was always available for me if I needed. I loved the small class room size where we could have class discussions and ask questions about the topics being taught. This is a really great school and like with any degree program you get out of it what you put in it. I highly recommend this school especially if you are looking for a non traditional way to get your degree, one that is flexible for those who do not have the ability to attend a traditional institution but want a quality education."
Jessica R
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Attended blended classes in Virginia Beach. My Algebra professor noticed I missed my evening classes due to lack of child care and allowed me to bring my two daughters to school. She even gave them paper and markers to keep them busy during quizzes and tests. Granted my children were quiet and never distracted other students, but I still will never forget that. Other professors were more strict but understood that as a dual military family I had no support in the state."
Chester Schmeegai
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2018
  • Degree: Theology
"Saint Leo is a joke. Terrible student advisors. Terrible IT. Terrible senior faculty. Terrible GI Bill administration. Even my professors slammed the school. I am planning to withdraw and go elsewhere. It is astounding to me that this school even is able to keep its doors open. What a waist of time."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2018
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"The campus is beautiful. Most of the students are nice, but many are clueless. However, beyond that, the school is not a supporter of the arts. Theatre is an absolute joke. You will learn nothing about the craft of theater if that is your desire. You will learn how to be a good audience member. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ACTING, the staff is unqualified to teach it."
Shantel Hodges
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"At Saint leo university I was able to obtain my Bachelors degree in Psychology. This has not only allowed me to grow as a person but this also helped me understand myself and the issues I have faced. This degree has opened many doors for me in my career."
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Management
"I was a nice school. They keep their class on the small size less than 30 in any class. They have expanded a lot over the last 5 years. The school of business uses a lot of technology in the classes. No matter your major you will find your moving up with the same people."
Shavez McCree
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Avoid even going there! Won't work with you and your classes if you want to transfer and overly charge for classes. Short deadlines to drop out classes .I repeat Avoid even going there! Won't work with you and your classes if you want to transfer and overly charge for classes. Short deadlines to drop classes"