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Excelsior University Reviews of Bachelor's in Liberal Studies

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Locations:   Albany (NY) 

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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Liberal Studies

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Liberal Studies

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Jeffrey Russell Zamoida

Reviewed: 6/17/2023

Degree: Liberal Studies

We sometimes forget the circles we run in when we write on social media. It wasn't very comforting to see people interpreting what others have stated about getting their degrees quickly. Many of these professionals come from the U.S. military, which trains every individual to the degree of their capability to work professionally in high-demand technical career fields. The history of Regents, Excelsior College, and Excelsior University is very steep in rigorously vetting official educational records... Read More


Reviewed: 9/29/2022

Degree: Liberal Studies

The "teachers" at Excelsior "College" (and now they're calling themselves "University") are sometimes bots and people in the administration office cutting and pasting "feedback". I guess a lot of Excelsior students get their degrees paid for by someone else, so they don't care how low the quality of the "education" they're getting is but if you want to actually have an intelligent conversation with anyone, look elsewhere. You might have to do what I did and enroll at a brick and mortar campus with... Read More


Reviewed: 2/25/2021

Degree: Liberal Studies

Unlike many of the reviewers regarding the nursing program, I have nothing but good things to say about my courses and school staff. My academic advisor, instructors, feedback/grading/transcript updates, etc. are all exceptional. I've attended 3 other Universities and like this one the most. I highly recommend the school for any active duty military or dependents. The school accepted more credits than AMU and I actually like the process for Tuition Assistance at Excelsior better as well.


Reviewed: 6/18/2019

Degree: Liberal Studies

My experience with Excelsior was really good. Excelsior took all my credits and applied them to my Bachelor's Degree. My student advisors were excellent, except they changed often which was a bit frustrating at times. I did have one little snafu, however the advisor was quick to get my issue resolved and get me back on track without any glitches. The hardest part of the program was the Capstone. Thank goodness they have it in a 15-week program otherwise I could have never done it. I don't think I... Read More

Since Excelsior has a lot of military and mature people in the school, I felt that the learning environment was intellectually deep. Life experience sure put some topics in perspective. The Capstone, as much as I did not like the class, was the class that I really felt connected to my classmates. We all worked well together and the discussion board was a plethora of information. I found that us students helping our fellow students quite refreshing. Overall, I worked very hard and felt that it was a great option for me. I can see where this type of school might not be suited for everyone. If anyone thinks that Excelsior is easy, it is not. But for those who take pride in their education and work hard, it will pay off.

I am confident that I will be able to approach my Master's degree with confidence thanks to what I learned at Excelsior.

Temima Kermaier

Reviewed: 3/10/2019

Degree: Liberal Studies

I had an overall positive experience at Excelsior. I transferred in a large amount of credits and took Excelsior courses online, so I did not have much interaction with staff members there. However, I can say with confidence that the process of transferring my credits was handled very professionally and smoothly. I was pleased with my professors as well.


Reviewed: 5/7/2017

Degree: Liberal Studies

I had a very good experience with Excelsior. The instructors were very knowledgeable and always available to answer questions, more so than the traditional college I previously attended. The classes were tougher than I thought they would be and I feel I received excellent instruction. The resources available to students were very good- online tutoring and library resources were very helpful. All of the advisors were prompt and helpful. From reading the reviews it seems that the nursing program does... Read More

Licenses, Military Qualifications, Associates, Bachelors... and maybe Masters

Reviewed: 8/15/2016

Degree: Liberal Studies

I have been accepted to and attended traditional universities with more well-known names and better reputations than Excelsior,... but I learned a lot more from Excelsior. Excelsior's courses are demanding. Lots of research and writing. It was definitely more work than my previous traditional courses! I am a life-long learner and have studied in traditional college classrooms (at a University), in technical/vocational schools, in intense military fast-paced environments, and now also online. All... Read More

MAJ Borders

Reviewed: 6/2/2016

Degree: Liberal Studies

I think the school provides you with the platform you need to access all sources for your professional career. It was a very rewarding experience as I had the chance to interact and network with high stature professionals from my own field. The topics were extensively debated even the most sensitive ones. The readings and literature provided were very thought provoking and analytical.


Reviewed: 2/13/2016

Degree: Liberal Studies

I had a wonderful experience with Excelsior College. I see so many negative posts mostly in regards to their nursing program. Apart from the nursing program I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this institution. I received my BS degree in Liberal Arts with concentrations in history and sociology. As with many Excelsior grads, I am also prior military. Most colleges would only give me a physical education credit which is a shame. We hear all the time how this country values our service,... Read More

Ronald DeBlanc

Reviewed: 2/9/2016

Degree: Liberal Studies

This school is for muture adult learner. I received two Associate degrees and one Bachelor degree from Excelsior College. It is regionally accredited. They have a very liberal transfer policy. They grant you credit for military training as well as experiential learning and prior learning to include but not limited to exams, traditional classroom courses, correspondence courses, CLEP, DANTES, etc. I had no problem getting employment such as the Federal government, private companies, County and City... Read More

Dr. Russell R. Moore

Reviewed: 12/30/2014

Degree: Liberal Studies

I graduated in September of 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. The diploma was issued by "The University of the State of New York." Regents External Degree Program. I had been enlisted for 7 years at the time of graduation and was commissioned that same month. I retired from the Navy as a Lt. Commander. Matriculated at Vanderbilt University, received a Masters. Later attended Southern Methodist University where I earned a Doctorate in 1995. I have recommended this program to everyone who might... Read More

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