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Excelsior University Reviews of Bachelor's in Liberal Arts

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Locations:   Albany (NY) 

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86% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Liberal Arts

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Liberal Arts

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Reviewed: 9/28/2023

Degree: Liberal Arts

The good: Excelsior College accepts more transfer credits that almost any other school. They accept over 100 credits of transfer, so you can get a degree with <15 credits from them. That's unheard of. The bad: Their financial aid office is worthless. They promise you huge aid packages, just to cancel it after the disbursement date/final drop deadline passes. Then you're stuck footing the bill for a lot of the money yourself. And no, my external aid sources (fed gov't/Pell) cannot be blamed. Excelsior... Read More

Bill Notice.

Reviewed: 5/25/2023

Degree: Liberal Arts

It is what it is. I started at Excelsior to become a Nurse. College misinformation and errors on my part meant I ran out of time. Not entirely Excelsior's fault. Excelsior does a great job when you are salvaging your abandon credits from other traditional colleges into something. Some classes I was able to use were almost thirty years old. (Obviously science and technical courses, not so much.) Some online courses with over 5-year-old textbooks that you can buy on EBAY for 5 bucks makes the course... Read More

Excelsior treated me like garbage

Reviewed: 9/15/2022

Degree: Liberal Arts

Go to ANY other college. This excuse of an institution treated me, as a student, like absolute garbage. Their staff input my courses incorrectly and created an issue with my tuition assistance from the military. They refused to help me resolve the issue in any way. I repeatedly reached out to resolve the issue and was actively ignored. Instead, they demanded money from me that was owed by the military and harassed me to drive me into compliance. To be clear, i understand how to use militsry tuition... Read More

Bob Maggio

Reviewed: 3/18/2022

Degree: Liberal Arts

A terrible experience. Impossible to reach “teachers”, advisors who are unhelpful and easily frustrated and a school interface that is literally twice as hard as the course information to utilize. You’re left to your own to find your way around a labyrinth of broken links, error messages and pages that are missing critical links. A total rip off, stay away at all costs.


Reviewed: 3/18/2022

Degree: Liberal Arts

Really wish I would have chosen another school. Realistically I had no choice since I needed an affordable option. There is no support and if you try to get help its a 30 percent chance that you will receive it. The faculty nor the staff has really any connection to the students it really is not about connection or community. Although there are some good staff and faculty, there will be one professor with a PH.D that will try to discredit you and ruin your career. The online option is fast pace and... Read More

Robert Maggio

Reviewed: 3/16/2022

Degree: Liberal Arts

Highly convoluted online "learning" environment. Teachers are unreachable, advisors are slow to respond and purpose of classes are questionable. I'm sure its adequate for the "all I need is a piece of paper" degree types, but for those of us who want to learn something new, apply it, and help with career advancement, it's basically worthless.

Jordyn Deems

Reviewed: 3/11/2022

Degree: Liberal Arts

I have had a great experience with Excelsior College. I like how organized their classes are and how the modules break down everything down into small steps. I'm in my capstone (last class) and my professor Gabriel Smith is AMAZING. He is helpful, friendly, and great about communication. My advisor Megan has also been amazing and always gets back to me. I have recommended Excelsior to friends and family.


Reviewed: 10/18/2021

Degree: Liberal Arts

I was in the Army for eight very long years and had credits from about seven different colleges. Excelsior was amazing and they combined all of my courses together and said that I would only have to take 4 courses to graduate. This college is insanely expensive and if it was not for my GI Bill I don't think I could possibly afford going here, but I am most glad for the opportunity that has opened up for me to get my bachelors finally!


Reviewed: 12/17/2020

Degree: Liberal Arts

If you have a bunch of credits from multiple schools, Excelsior is your solution to turning them into a degree. Excelsior is one of the few schools with a minimal (1 course) residency requirement - what that means is that you transfer in courses from a bunch of places, fill in some gaps (courses, CLEP tests, whatever) and get your degree. The Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts that I earned there was the key to the degrees I needed to earn for my work. I now have an MBA, an MA and a PhD.

Veronica O'Neal

Reviewed: 2/10/2020

Degree: Liberal Arts

Taking online classes allowed me to work with students of all types from a diverse range of backgrounds. Excelsior was very affordable and taught me what I need to know in order to succeed in a career in nursing. The experience set me on a great career path, and I received several internship offers during my education.


Reviewed: 11/1/2019

Degree: Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts degree program was well planned, and I understood what was expected and how to achieve the requirements throughout the program. I interacted with the advisors on a couple of occasions and they were very helpful, making sure that any questions or concerns I had were dealt with quickly and thoroughly. The classes were a mix, some were good, some were not as good. It basically came down to the professor and classmates within the class to determine the quality of that particular course.... Read More

Brian Grammer

Reviewed: 8/25/2019

Degree: Liberal Arts

I waited 24 years to finish my Bachelor's degree. Over the years, I had accumulated over 150 semester hours, but didn't have a degree to show for it. I researched over 15 schools until I found that Excelsior could help me finish after just 12 hours (two courses were their requirements, Success Strategies and Capstone). It was challenging coursework, to say the least. I didn't care much for the online discussion boards, particularly as they were stilted and to regimented. They are supposed to mimic... Read More

Dr. Alexzandra Volpe

Reviewed: 3/19/2019

Degree: Liberal Arts

RUN! This is the biggest scam and worst experience I have ever had with a college. I chose Excelsior because they took the majority of my credit from chiropractic school and utilized them for a bachelors degree. I was told I only needed 6 credits to obtain my degree, so I enrolled in the first courses and completed them no problem. I then registered for the final Capstone course and was sent an email from the school validating my registration. Flash forward to the day of the class and it is no where... Read More

Richard V.

Reviewed: 8/4/2018

Degree: Liberal Arts

I had a very good experience at Excelsior. I thought the Professors were helpful and responded to my emails in a timely manner. If I had problems with the web site, I got timely help. The classes were good but challenging (sometimes very challenging). I had to study hard: I had a lot of late nights studying and doing homework while holding a full time job for which I travelled. I had very good classmates so all of my group projects were enjoyable and the work was shared equitably (not something I... Read More

Leah Wolin

Reviewed: 7/5/2018

Degree: Liberal Arts

I did it online, and had a great experience. The guidance counselors were helpful, and the courses I took were educational, informative, and interesting. I would definitely recommend Excelsior College as an option for those looking to attend an online college.

Rena Epstein

Reviewed: 6/29/2018

Degree: Liberal Arts

I I received a BS in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College in May 2018. Excelsior College was a wonderful experience for me. I took online classes which enabled me to financially support myself by working a part-time job as a receptionist at a high school. I believe that I received an excellent education from Excelsior College and would recommend it to any student who wants to pursue a college education while simultaneously working.


Reviewed: 3/13/2018

Degree: Liberal Arts

Excellent online learning experience. Ninety five percent of my instructors were truly amazing teachers. I thought the classes were going to be easy but they were quite rigorous. I had to really stretch to get a good grade. The online learning platform was user-friendly and helped to keep each student fully accountable. It was a great experience.

Reuben Benamou

Reviewed: 12/23/2017

Degree: Liberal Arts

Excelsior College gave me the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in a way that was not otherwise possible. Currently living abroad, sitting in a classroom was not physically possible. Excelsior College gave me the opportunity to learn online and on my own time. My professors were warm, personable, and available via email and phone. I majored in Liberal Arts, which did not directly prepare me for my future career, but did allow me to be accepted to University of Maryland School of Social Work.... Read More


Reviewed: 12/10/2017

Degree: Liberal Arts

It's was a great school for me. I was able to complete my B.S. Degree over the course of two years taking classes on and off again. I transferred a lot of credits from the University of Minnesota and found the classes to be just as challenging at EC. It is what you make of it. I cannot speak to the nursing program but I recommend EC for someone who wants to complete their degree.

40 yr.old Mil. retire

Reviewed: 9/21/2017

Degree: Liberal Arts

Very disappointed in the advisement or lack of. After the official evaluation informed of five classes to complete for degree completion. Four month and four classes laser informed I had four to five more classes required. Seems like some ethical issues with class requirements, advising and possible bating students for money. I would not recommended this college.

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