Saint Leo University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (98)
In active duty military spouse so one can only imagine my life is always on the go! I have attended colleges in Chicago and once I relocated I began attending Saint Leo University.
At first I was a bit worried about taking online classes but I figure I would give it a shot. The classes are do demand a lot of time, which in my case is good so I don't get lazy!
The counselors are great, the teachers are very involved and yes STLU is pricey but it is worth it. School is what you make of it and this is by far a great experience!
Saint leo was a nice University, I dont know what happend they star getting worst and worst no one no anything charge you late fee for drop classes and I was on time.
I drop one class in fall 1 and I finish , summer 2 they send me my loan refunds for summer everythin was ok at summer 2 them they send me a bill for $2000 something. NO explanation at all.
I call financial aid and they pass me 4 different people to resolve my problem no one now anything ,one say something the other one other suff... very dissapointed the ruin my time and money......
I am an active duty Army Soldier, and yes, it has taken me 11 years to complete my degree with St. Leo. I took my first four courses prior to 9/11, then deployed consistently and continuously over the next 7 years. I resumed my education about 3.5 years ago taking 2-3 courses each 8 week term while in Korea, Japan, and Honduras (traveling continuously at each location). St. Leo's courses, instructors, technology, and library were consistently challenging, demanding, and always interactive and helpful.
My academic advisor has always been extremely responsive and helpful. I transitioned from tuition assistance to using my Montgomery GI Bill as well while completing my degree. Everyone involved was efficient and responsive to my financial aid requirements. I do not understand, nor can I agree with any of the negative reviews posted thus far.
Along with these things, I was inducted into an honors society with the university and invited to attend a dinner, campus tour, and ceremony. The campus, staff, and ceremony were professional and well established. I am thoroughly impressed with everything about this institution which has existed since 1889. I will continue my graduate program with St. Leo.
Is a total joke. Incompetence is the only word for this. If this is the type of work that this school is hiring...then there's something truly missing there. No help. It's almost as if they want to mess you up. Without the financial assistance, it's impossible to go to this school and when they withhold the financial aid until it's too late...then it's too late. The worst. Run!
I transferred into St. Leo University Online school so I could eventually qualify for tuition reimbursement from my work. The BIGGEST mistake I've ever made in my entire life. I would rather not receive the 500.00 than to go through this again.
They sat on my FA and transferred credits for almost a full month. No one was providing me answers, my AA was NEVER available until I had to call my FA adviser and he tracker her down. Than she preceded to make it so that I was lying about trying to contact her.
They never processed my request to drop classes, saying that it never came through on the electronic system and that because of that, DESPITE having proof that I had in fact requested the drop, I was now suspended for a term. THEN I gets sent an email saying I was really suspended for a year.
AA's are always unavailable, you really like an inconvenience to them. STAY AWAY from St. Leo's they will only suck your money in and drive the bus over you. The classes they make you take, are insane. Having students that are going to school online and using a computer, take a basic computer class is beyond stupid.
Honestly, stay far, far, far away from this school.
The courses challenged me on an academic level as well as a personal level. Working group projects was certainly challenging at times, but it was real life, so very worth the suffering. Participating in the graduation ceremony cemented my loyalty to this University and I feel the education was worth every penny of debt I accumulated.
I was led to believe that this school had their act together on nearly every front. What I found was a school that charged more for their online classes than any other school in Florida, and the education was sub-par in comparison to aforementioned online schools. Some of my teachers didn't even log in until a week after classes started, but were more than happy to punish students for being late to finish unexplained assignments that week.
I'm part of the Saint Leo site located on Santa Fe College's campus as well. You would think that paying triple the Santa Fe tuition would mean that some of that money would go to allowing Saint Leo students to use the facilities on the very campus they are using--no, that is not the case. We get the Open Lab, but only after two hours of bouncing around trying to figure out how to be allowed to use the lab...because we don't have student IDs.
And don't get me started on the financial aid situation. I was told by one of my teachers that the reason this school uses the compact semesters is to make financial aid function more smoothly. I can't imagine how it was beforehand, if this is an improvement, as I normally get my financial aid checks roughly 1 week before the semester is over. Since they have no clue what they're doing, book deferment wasn't an option, so I went two semesters without my books.
I've already signed up for online classes at UNF. They're cheaper, I have more degree options, and the people are much more helpful and efficient.
Do not go here.
I am an active duty Army soldier and a Saint Leo University student. This is not a cookie cutter degree. When one fellow soldier heard that I was attending SLU she said "They serious about their education" (referring to the fact that SLU is no joke and she had to find an "easy" school). You will feel a proud sense of accomplishment when you achieve your degree from SLU. I am graduating in 5 weeks and will proudly display my SLU degree knowing that is was not easy. I have graduated every military school up to SFC/E7 with honors (almost always in the top 3) so study and hard work are no stranger to me.
Saint Leo's benedictine values are the reason I enrolled. This online education experience is by far the most challenging educational experience I've ever had. I had pursued my BA at a traditional brick and mortar college and found I have learned more through Saint Leo University online. I believe that if you aren't afraid of HARD work, have a ton of organizational skills this school is for you.
If you're looking for some printed degree without doing the work, seek an education elsewhere, say for example UOP!
Saint Leo is VERY demanding but well worth it. I will soon complete my MA of social work and can't wait to help others with my educational experience from SLU. "Graduation Begins Today!"
Saint Leo University is an excellent Catholic University! I attended Saint Mary's Dominican College years ago, as well as McNeese State University and Lamar University. I earned my Associate's Degree from Lamar University in the usual "on campus" manner. I earned my Bachelor's Degree and my Master's Degree at Saint Leo University online and it was a great experience. It was more challenging, more intense, and involved much more study time and hard work than any other University I have attended.
BUT..... it was worth it in every way. The courses were difficult, but the Professors were outstanding and helpful in every way. I am a Byzantine Catholic so I appreciated the Catholic (Benedictine) status of the school. I recommend Saint Leo University (online)to everyone. You will have to be prepared for hard work, intense study, and sacrifice here, but the reward will be an excellent education from an excellent faculty, as well as a well respected college degree from a well known Catholic University. God bless Saint Leo University and the wonderful faculty there. My name is Jerry Bowden and I am a proud graduate of Saint Leo University. +