Saint Leo University Online Reviews
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I would advise everyone to stay away from Saint Leo University, This school is not about the student they're about making money off of you in anyway they can even if you had never started classes there, they'll will try to find ways to charge you for classes that you never signed up for or attended. I registered for one class at the university last year. However, i had some personal issues that came up which i had to drop the class. I did what I think at the time was the right thing to do, I reached out to my academic adviser and informed him of my decision and instructed him to remove me from any course and classes i was registered for but to my surprised a few month later i starting receiving invoice from the financial department telling i owed the school money for classes i never took. I called the school to dispute the charges, as you know they insisted that I did not dropped the class early enough therefore I'm responsible for the charges. My advise to everyone is to stay away from these crooks, their whole goal is to get you to sign up for classes as soon as you get on the phone with them so they can come after you for money you don't even have and put you in more serious debt.
The program is not Catholic at all. Therefore the school is not Catholic. If you are a real Catholic, or want to know the real faith, do not even consider going here. A good catholic education would first teach you the real faith, not start by attacking it. Read Saint Thomas, not propaganda from obvious antiCatholic bigots. You cannot learn anything in this school. It is another school that tries to profit from the vets and cheap tuition. There will be a lot of busy work so you might as well get a job and read the Bible and st Thomas and the church fathers on your own. Check out sensus fidelium on YouTube where there are good priests. Go to the Latin mass. Learn the faith on your own. As Catholics we cannot blindly support anything with the catholic label anymore. We have to discern what is real from what is hostile. This school is hostile.
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.
I attended SLU for my BA in psychology and really enjoyed the program. Because of this, I enrolled there for my MSW program. I have to say, I am completely dissatisfied with this program and I truly regret my decision to go to SLU for my MSW, especially since I was accepted at other schools. I have found the program to be completely disorganized. For example, we were advised we had to have a specific book for a class but that it would not be available through their vendor. Everyone rushed to get it from another vendor and then they decided not to use the book after all. The assignments in the syllabi are based on previously used books and make no logical sense given the books we are currently using. Tests are also based on previously used books so it is nearly impossible to get decent grades on tests because the information simply isn't there. Don't believe the hype they'll give you regarding their level of support for the students. Contrary to what SLU claims before you enroll, there is VERY LITTLE support. Don't even try going to the director of the MSW program with problems because you likely won't be satisfied with the results. I know I'm not. There is very little support from the advisors and absolutely no support from the field placement liaison. In fact, my field placement liaison won't even respond to my questions. The instructors also do a poor job of responding to questions and many of them have no idea what they're doing or even what the assignments are. Honestly, I feel like I'm drowning in this program (although I've always been a straight A student) and there is no one to talk to about it. In case you're wondering, no, you cannot change classes. The advisor makes your schedule and that's what you're stuck with. You can't even change instructors for the same class if you have a problem with the instructor. Overall, I would give SLU one star for the MSW program and four stars for the BA program.
Currently enrolled and the process was quite easy (honestly didn't think it would be that easy) tuition is a little expensive, but the program and support I've received thus far has been exceptional. I haven't run into any issue with any part of the education or enrollment process and I'm really enjoying my classes so far. I would recommend St. Leo if you are looking for a solid online program, but make sure you're happy with the cost of tuition before you take the leap and enroll.
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!
I attended Saint Leo online for my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and had a wonderful experience! It's unfortunate that some people on this forum did not have the same experience as me. Other than one, all of my instructors were great. No issues with my advisor or the financial aid department. I loved the 8-week classes. I wish there were more breaks in between (only one winter break), but it was definitely doable. I was able to work full-time and go to school full-time. You definitely have to be able to manage your time and course load efficiently or you won't do well. I would highly recommend this school to anyone!
I was pleased with the ability to complete my bachelor's degree. The workload was heavy, the information taught was vast and the Professors ensured that you understood the material and the objective of the classes. Financial services was a horror. Two many cooks in the kitchen. I needed to submit documents numerous times before successful completion was accomplished. I even had to start two semesters without the accompanying book stipends. There was no urgency regarding the matter until I finally wrote to the Provost. Other than financial services, It was time well spent. The teachers are amazing and you will definitely know your subject matter at the end of the courses.
I think Saint Leo is a good option for anyone needing to do schoolwork on their own time. Yes, some classes were very challenging with a ton of work, but it was manageable. I have only had one terrible professor; the rest were reasonable and fair. The school is reducing their rates starting with the summer term so it's becoming more affordable. Overall, I think Saint Leo is a solid choice for any degree program.
I'm a 55 y.o. M.D. and retired military who has studied at 17 colleges and universities. I have NEVER experienced elsewhere the egregious behavior of St Leo faculty and staff. The faculty are incredibly lazy and don't update their syllabi each term. Obscure and proprietary required materials they claim are in their library are not there. ( I had never failed a class before St Leo but because I did not have any way to get their required texts I could not complete some of the essays.) This is unconscionable. Faculty assign group chat events at specific times but they never log on. This was infuriating. Horrible system. Lazy and ignorant faculty. No recourse to change instructors or classes. I guarantee you'll receive some low grades because of this and they will be on your record. Be very wary of this. Under no circumstances would I recommend a place like St Leo. Glad I had already had other degrees and careers before taking any classes there. Some reviewers praise the school's advisors, but a great advisor can't help you at St Leo. This page is a good example. It won't let me post my review unless I include a graduation date!