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I attended classes both on campus and online, and I had a great experience. I earned two degrees there, one in Liberal Arts (A.A) and the other in Business(B.A). After reading previous comments I have to say that this is a Catholic university and it is plainly on the website under the history of the school. Moving on....I am former Army, that is how I discovered the school. It really caters to people that are on the move or deployed. So the online and distance learning classes are top notch. Do not get me wrong, they are hard because they compact a great deal of information into a shorter period. So you do a great deal of reading. But it is all worth it in the end. The online classes are designed for professionals and people with good work ethic. They do not have time for hand holding so if you need constant direction you are better off taking classes on-site (at a base or on campus if you are in Florida). The faculty at my base (Langley) were great and really helped you out whenever they could. It was a great experience for me. Better than what I had at other schools (I transferred).
This is an excellent Catholic University. I have earned my BACJ here and am now in the MS Degree Program. Online courses are very challenging and intense. The Professors are very helpful and the coursework is intense and difficult. I love this University and you will too, but, be ready to buckle down. It's tough, but rewarding!
I have attended Saint Leo since 2004, and have received my Associate in Liberal Arts, BA Business Management, and BA in Human Resources. I am currently enrolled in the MBA program, and will complete this program June of this year. I can truly say that I have had a pleasant experience with Saint Leo. I took the majority of my undergraduate classes in a classroom setting which was sort of complicated since I am a single parent. By this, I mean attending classes on the different Military bases. One semester I experienced 3 classes on 3 different Military bases but I was determined to do whatever it took for me to graduate. I was able to receive my first degree within 28 months, and was an honor graduate.
Also, I have extremely good grades in the MBA program. It took motivation, dedication and determination to be successful. Now I am looking for a university to enroll in a PHD program. Thanks Saint Leo for motivating me and giving me the encouragement that I needed to further my education.
I was told by Saint Leo staff that the school was secular and that the MBA Online degree was for working professionals who wanted their MBA in a year. I soon realized that it was indeed a Catholic university (I'm not Catholic) and that the programs were so crammed and so demanding that it took me 30 hours per week just to do one class...there was no way that I could do the 2 classes per term needed to be finished within 1 year's time.
The administration of SLU is unsupportive. They couldn't care less whether there is a problem or not.
Instructional staff is varied. There are a few good professors but the majority are poor quality. It can take 2 days or more to get a response from them. In a school where classes are only 8 weeks long...2+ days to get a response feels like a long time.
The library's online resources are also highly limited. It can take as long to find a source as it does to write a paper using that source.
Technically speaking, besides the library's online resources, the technology used to deliver the online classes is often antiquated. Links often do not work. Programs routinely fail to load. There have been times during a test when the whole site went down without technical support.
The only enjoyable aspect of the classes is the students. The program often has some of the best and brightest students in the world, with dramatically different backgrounds.
Professor interactions are usually not as nice. I have found that professors are hampered by the "cookie cutter" design of the classes. They have little control over the content or assignments. Essentially, a monkey could teach these classes, as the power of the professors is usually highly limited, with the course preset by professors who are now retired from SLU.
Overall, if I could do it again, I would have gone to another university. I can definitely say that I will not support them as an alumna.
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