Saint Leo University Online Reviews

  • 108 Reviews
  • St. Leo (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,020
73% of 108 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 108 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Online MSW
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: MSW
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"First, let me say, the faculty on staff for the online MSW program are excellent. They are responsive and will offer help, if needed. The adjunct faculty are hit or miss. Some are horrible and some are good. The biggest problem with this program is their internships. They don't have the relationships they promised to have. I think if you are near Tampa, maybe, but outside of Tampa, it was horrible. I have spoken with others in the program and they agree with this. Honestly, I cannot recommend this program because of the internships. This is a crucial part to one's education, and it falls short. There are so many other online programs that offer a MSW that have better relationships in the community to obtain internships. If you do decide to enroll, just understand that aspect. The teaching was good, but you are basically on your own."
Biandrea Swire
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I only took one class a Saint Leo, it was very expensive. I was told I could just make payments on my student account which I did and then was told the account was credited due to covid 19 to later check my credit and see that my account was sent to collections.All during covid 19 Saint Leo is a horrible school any only cares about their pockets. If you are looking for a school to care about you and help you make payments on an account Saint Leo is not it!"
Cherilyn Victoria Dileo
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"READ BEFORE YOU DECIDE. I received my bachelor's degree from St Leo on line in 2005. It was paid in full. I received my very impressive degree in the mail. Two years later I decided to go back for my masters. I reapply and of course get in (3.9 GPA for my bach). I started getting charged for fees that I had no idea what they were for. The state I work for was paying the bill for my masters. When I could not figure out why I was getting charged extra fees the state thought this school was a scam and stopped paying for it. Now I never completed my Masters and have a balance on this account and have no idea why. It has gone to collections and has effected my credit very negatively. 2019.... I have moved from my state to a new one and am needing a copy of my transcripts for my new job. After three days of being put on hold and sent to to many different departments to count, I found out that they had but a hold on my Bach degree due to the fees from my masters program. I explained that they taught me to well. They could not hold my Bach degree for a separate contract that occurred two years later. The orginal contract has been completed. The assistant director, Eusevio Montavo agreed and sent the transcripts. The three day delay almost cost me the job!!!!!!! They apologized and said there would be a note in my account so this would not happen again. 1 1/2 years later... 2020.... I am getting a promotion in my new state, but due to the offices now being closed due to the covid-19 issue, I must reapply for the promotion. Yes this means getting more transcripts. I am now on day two of going through the same thing again. I have missed 1/2 day of work, which looks great when you are trying to get a promotion. I have been on hold a total of 10 hours and transfered to four different departments. Eusevio Monatave never put in any notes into the computer like he said he would. My receipt for the transcripts had to be in by 9:00 AM today which is why I started calling yesterday. I did not need the actual transcipts, just that they were ordered and on the way. It is now 9:30AM and the post has been closed. I have now lost the promotion and and still on hold as I am typing this. Please keep in mind when choosing a university. It is not just how they treat you while you are attending. It is how they treat you after they have your money. DO NOT CHOOSE THIS SCHOOL."
MSW NO!!!!
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I urge you to reconsider if you are looking for an online MSW and you do not have a BSW. I found the text to be insufficient, faculty to be unresponsive,  they have ZERO relationships for internships so you will likely have to settle for a volunteer job and have faculty "supervise" you.  The graduate academic work is nonsense and pointless , supports are minimal and confusing to obtain. I would encourage you to look elsewhere."
Teresa Moore
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2020
  • Degree: MSW - Clinical
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed the MSW program, how much I learned, and how prepared I felt to begin working in the field. The program is intense, the professors have high standards, and there is a lot expected from students, And I wouldn't want it any other way! I earned my BA in education and went back for a MSW in my forties. Every department i encountered from student services to financial aide were professional and exceptionally helpful! I love St Leo University and highly recommend them!!"
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2020
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"A horrible experience from the start. No one you talk to knows what is happening or why. From the Dean of the program to the financial services people- none of them can fully explain even their own portion of the program. Classes are beyond simple, professors are 50/50 either awesome or obviously just there to pay a bill and don't care what you get from them. Course cost changes on a regular basis so you never know what your paying or why the cost changes, so really dont bother with this program if you are at all on a budget because its impossible to know what the total cost will be with as often as they change fees."
Don't choose this school
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I would not recommend this school to anyone who cares about their grades and GPA. I worked my butt off to get Deans List mainly every term. If you google any others schools Honors section you will find REASONABLE GPAs for Honor Status. This is how Saint Leo gives out it's Honors: Summa cum laude: 3.95 and above Magna cum laude: 3.85 and above Cum laude: 3.65 and above Here is what most other schools give out: a) Those students who maintain an adjusted GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 will receive recognition as CUM LAUDE, b) Those students who maintain an adjusted GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 will receive recognition as MAGNA CUM LAUDE, and c) Those students who maintain an adjusted between 3.75 and 4.00 will receive recognition as SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Saint Leo's answer to this big difference is that they hold their students to a higher standard. That is a load of crap! The are overpriced and seem to purposely want to keep you down. I just received my Bachelor's Degree and I considered it a slap in the face that all my hard work got me listed as Cum Laude when it would have been Summa in any other school. It may not seem like a big deal to some but it is when you work hard to achieve goals and do your best and they rip it away from you. I am currently in the Master's Program but I will be transferring schools after this term. I no longer even want to walk at the graduation in June. I worked hard for the day I could cross the stage in front of my family with high honors and they have ruined it for me. The staff doesn't even care about the concern or is not even willing to put in to have the Honors requirements reviewed. Choose a different school!!"
S. Jones
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: Theology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Saint Leo University does not care about their students. I would not recommend this school. I attended a much better rated research state university that was more concerned with students than this Catholic University. The advisors are only interest in enrollment."
Mary Connell
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2019
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I cannot recommend their online Master’s program for working adults. Admin was disorganized and I received multiple calls from different advisors. The courses were elementary and there was too much “busywork” for experienced professionals that have already been teaching for years. Waste of time and money. Had to buy overpriced books written by instructors that weren’t eligible for resale. Look elsewhere."
Not for the faint of heart
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I'm shocked by most of the bad reviews to be honest. I had nothing short of a great experience with SLU Master Program. I will say that one must be prepared to write a lot of research papers, and devote a solid 2-3 hours per day to research for almost every one of the 12 classes in this field of study. It wasn't particularly difficult work, although it was quite labor intensive and staying motivated was difficult at times. Seemed like I would never make it to the end. My advise is to be prepared to work hard, and don't set unrealistic expectations. I worked full time while earning this degree so at the most I could take two classes at the same time, and that was giving up all the free time I had no kidding, its that research intense. Although, I'm glad I stuck to it, and all that research knowledge can now be used as my career advances. Final note....all the interaction I had with advisors was also spot on!"