Excelsior College
Albany, NY, USA

Reviews

Excelsior College
3.23 Average Rating

Sylvia from Shaker Hts, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Excelsior College is very supportive of its students. Excelsior provides a Counselor that makes contact with the student for continued support and eliminates frustration for the student. Excelsior makes frequent contact with the student to determine what is needed for continued study. tips for study habits, tips for success, and much more.
Tips for prospective students
Keep focused on a daily basis and ask questions related to any given class.
Academic Rigor
Must stay with the studies on a regular basis.
Dorm Life
Not at Dorm but I am sure that Dorm Life is great at Excelsior. I would rate it at a 5 star.
Food and Dining
Food and Dining should be excellent. Although I do not have to eat at the College, I am sure that it is a 5 star.
What to do for fun
Bike, sports, and movies.
Bang for the buck
Excelsior College is a great college and work to keep student rates within means if possible.
I would rate it at a 5 star.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
No unusual traditions noted except for distance learning.
Great for these types of students
Distance Learning students and all of academic students.
Clubs and Activities
Clubs and Activities, I am sure, are great for all of the students.
Campus Safety
Campus Safety is of high priority.
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Aaron from TN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
There is a large array of courses available for multiple degree paths. The staff is available and usually answer correspondence within 24 hours. Excellent choice for student with other responsibilities including work and family life.
Tips for prospective students
You are not locked in to your major. You can switch majors at any time within reason. Use the staff advisers to help you make correct choices or assist when you have issues such as financing, textbooks, or course problems. Excelsior has a dedicated staff for veterans and active duty members.
Academic Rigor
As an online student, most courses require discussion posts (usually two per week) of 250+ words. Original discussion posts are generally due by Thursday with discussion responses due by Sunday. In addition, most weeks will have an assignment due by Sunday which consists of and essay, case study or examination. Most math classes make use of McGraw-Hill electronic courseware. Overall, the workload is not difficult provided you make an effort.
Dorm Life
Unknown. Online studies. I live at home. It's nice.
Food and Dining
Unknown. Online studies. I eat at home. It's nice.
What to do for fun
I enjoy woodworking, video games, crafts, reading, writing, and playing with my children.
Bang for the buck
I pay a reduced rate for Active Duty military. My tuition is $750.00 per course. Excelsior accepts Military Tuition Assistance and has a staff dedicated to processing it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Unknown. Online student.
Great for these types of students
Self-paced learners will excel in this school.
Clubs and Activities
There are webinars and chat sessions available for the different career paths.
Greek Life
There are a couple of fraternities that mostly revolve around honors based on GPA.
Campus Safety
Unknown. Online student.
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Chana from Spring Valley, NY

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The idea behind Excelsior College is great! I can continue working at my job and at the same time take classes online. Their website is very user-friendly.
Tips for prospective students
If you are interested in joining, be sure to check when they have special offers so that you can save money on classes.
Dorm Life
Classes are online so you get to stay in the comfort of your own home!
Food and Dining
Classes are online so food stays the same.
What to do for fun
Hang out with friends, shoot pool, watch a movie, go to a bar.
Bang for the buck
I'm working on my degree in accounting. I'd like to be a CPA one day.
Great for these types of students
Motivated, busy, trying to multi-task
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Marcelina from Fort Hood, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Excelsior College is a Military Friendly college. After getting my Bachelor's degree, I am now going for my Masters. All the staff are great and very helpful and knowledgeable.
Tips for prospective students
This is a great online school. The classes are real college level classes and most certainly transferable. The professors are real professionals.
Food and Dining
I am an online student so I'm not sure about food and dining.
Great for these types of students
Working adults, this college is great for you. With online classes Excelsior has made it possible for working people to still further their education at home.
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Carolyn from Minneapolis, MN

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I like Excelsior because I can learn at my own pace. There are very few deadlines. It fosters self-discipline.
Tips for prospective students
Keep up with your school work. Don't fall behind or get distracted. Work hard, you can finish your degree in a very short amount of time if you put your mind to it.
Academic Rigor
Excelsior is as hard or easy as you make it for yourself. It depends on how much time and effort you put into your education.
Bang for the buck
Self-paced is the way to go. You get your money's worth if you dedicate yourself.
Great for these types of students
Self-starters, self-disciplined, working full time, have a family, want to get your degree in a short amount of time.
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Andy from Lisbon, CT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Great school, from enrolling to picking classes the counselors are always available and very nice. This school is extremely military friendly making it easy when I am deployed to stay connected.
Tips for prospective students
Talk with your counselors as often as you can, they are there to help.
Academic Rigor
As long as you keep up it is easy to follow along, the classes are easy to get through.
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