Saint Leo University Online Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

3.38 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
83% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 10 students said they would recommend this program to others
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1.7 out of 5 stars
Don't choose this school - 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!!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Bailey - 4/27/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"Saint Leo University is not for anyone who has a full time job with children. This school is very demanding and you must put in time and effort to pass your courses. I am a full time mom/wife/student and I work a full time job. This was the most stressful situation for me. There are no breaks unless you decide to take a(n) 8 week break, which will keep you from graduation on time. You will be stressed, mentally and physically. Mothers and/or Fathers. Please choose another University that take in consideration that you have a life other than school and does not demand all of your time. Although I did graduate with a 3.8, this was one of the toughest jobs in my life, to handle all of these duties. I was interested in continuing with my masters but after what these professors put me through, I could care less about a masters degree now. It is not a bad school, it is just the professors are very demanding and it takes a lot of hard work. And the assignments...you don't even want to know what they were like and as another reviewer said, you have no idea where these test questions come from. Thank God, I am a good writer, because the test that they give, I am not sure where they locate them from. If you ask would I do this all over again, then the answer is NO. I would have stayed with UoP and graduated earlier, have mental breaks, and the assignments were not as tedious and challenging. Basically, the curriculum was the same, you just had benefits with UoP."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kayla - 5/30/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"Do NOT attend this school! It is highly unorganized, the instructors are rude and refuse to help in any way. I mad straight one hundreds the entire semester except for one assignment I forgot to submit I made a 0 on and failed the entire class. The resources this school provides are next to none. There are no lectures or instructor insights on the topics if the assignments. They basically give you a topic and an assignment and tell you to google it. Not to mention the tuition prices are insane especially for the quality of the course. The University of Florida charges $129.85/credit hour. St Leo charges $360/credit hour for their slop of a school. They are also very deceptive about textbooks. They remove the original cover and hide the name if the other and call it a (custom) book so they can force you to pay $400 for their custom book rather than rent the one by the true author for $30 (Those are true numbers. If you research enough you can sometimes find the true author and use their book instead. It is the exact same as St. Leo's "custom book".) I spent one semester here and it was THE worst mistake if my academic career, and possibly my life. Do not attend this school! Give up on school, become a hobo, jump off a bridge, but do not attend St. Leo University or you will likely do all these things and die with the agonizing pain of knowing you gave this sorry excuse for a University $6000/semester. Wish I could give them -5 stars!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cliff (Retired Army) - 5/12/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2011
"I have to say that St. Leo University is a serious college. I took classes while I was still on active duty. Sometimes when I went to some of my advanced NCO courses, fellow soldiers would see that I was studying during breaks. More than one said that they stopped going to St Leo because it was "serious". In other words, it wasn't just for signing up, paying your fees and getting an easy grade; definitely not a "diploma mill". If you take your academics seriously, definitely attend. I am proud to say that I am SLU alumni! Note***Most of the military courses that I attended, if I wasn't "Honor Grad", I was in the top 3, so studying and taking tests are something I take seriously."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kinzee - 2/17/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Melissa - 1/13/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sexy Lady - 12/20/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Gordon - 4/6/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2010
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christina - 8/5/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"I love St. Leo because my adviser calls me all the time to see if I need help or just to let me know I was doing a great job. If I got a low score or missed turning in something she called. I was running out of funds for books and she offered to find me cheap books. The teachers were right on and helpful. I went to Rasmussen before and they never called me for anything ever! They are friendly and actually care about me and not my money."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Daryl Levesque - 2/4/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2007
"I took this as a personal requirement it has helped me to better understand the importance of the criminal justice system"