Excelsior College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (75)
The classes offered for Criminal Justice and Public Administration at Excelsior College cover an array of information that never seems like enough and has you wanting more. It makes it easy to transition from one subject to the next and keeps things interesting while actively learning new perspectives on law enforcement.
Excellent school. Not sure about nursing, but from my experience with Excelsior and as a military service member, I will recommend to other military and civilians. I truly enjoy my time of learning and came out well prepared. If you're committed and invest the time to learn, you would learn the same as in a traditional institution. The classes are challenging and demanding and given by a well prepared faculty. Some been from very prestigious universities and many are graduates with specific fields backgrounds that will enhanced your learning for federal and local government law enforcement agencies if that's your main focus. I only have positive things to say; I guess it will come down to each individual and how much they get from what they invest.
I received my ASN, Nursing in 1998, and my BS, Liberal Studies in 2012. I only have good things to say about Excelsior. It is a fit for the self-motivated, resourceful, and serious minded-student. If you are the type of individual that can learn on your own, this may be the place for you. Preparing for the CPNE forced me to make sure that I was ready to be on clinical floor. Excellence was the only option. When it was time to complete a Bachelors, Excelsior's allowed me to build on my nursing education and add course work that interested me. I have no regrets. I have found that Excelsior has been consistent in its quality especially in customer service standards while accepting as much credit as possible. It is greatly appreciated.
Excelsior College is great for a student who wants the flexibility of going to school online. While the material was at times challenging, the process was very simple. If I could change one thing about this school, I would add a video segment to make the instruction more personable. I never even spoke to my instructors and I did not like that. Though the education was adequate the networking potential was lacking.
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 of them were a breeze compared to the time and research it takes to do an Excelsior course. I'll say it again, lots of research and writing! And I loved it! I felt like I was getting a quality education, being forced to connect the dots before moving on and learning how everything is correlated. I will say, that I have read an awful lot of negative reviews from the nursing students, and I am not sure what's going on there; but Excelsior has been challenging and rewarding, fast-paced and time consuming. I learned more here than I did at my traditional college because on top of taking a full course load I had to learn to research on my own, prioritize, and manage my time better while working full time.
Sadly, many of the poor reviews on Excelsior come from nursing student who struggle with the final certification. Fortunately, I am not one of those students. My experience with Excelsior has been fantastic. They are regionally accredited, so most of their classes and degrees are transferable. I did not attend the B&M side of Excelsior, but all classes were readily available and had vacancy. Class sizes tended to be around 25, which is large enough for diverse interaction, but not large enough to be cluttered. This is not a "degree farm", such as a few popular for-profit schools; they are focused on academics, which is evident in the course curriculum. That being said, they are also flexible in their acceptance credit through CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior Exams. To me, Excelsior blends Academia and flexibility in way that's both challenging and attainable. On a side note, I do not recommend this college's online program to young students. The courses are too-the-point, and designed for adults. The curriculum can be challenging and young student may be overwhelmed with the amount of reading in the excellerated time line of an 8 week online course.
Great school, great program! was able to work full time and earn my degree. staff is very supportive, they were always available to assist with any issues i had, while trying to earn my degree. i remain grateful to the school and their flexible program that allowed me to earn my degree. i totally recommend Excelsior to anyone serious about earning a college degree and getting good quality education
Excelsior did a great job at meeting my needs. I was overseas and they had helped facilitate a satellite school. I needed a degree to enter the workforce and they made it possible. Further, I had gone to religious schools for 8 years and had a wealth of knowledge that I could apply to life but not to a degree - until Excelsior made it possible. They have been very responsive as far as my IT needs. They were great at every step.
If you are reading this because your trying to decide to go to this college for nursing degree, DO NOT GO HERE!!!! By the time your done with the courses you will have to wait a whole year more just to take your clinicals and their passing rate is so low it should be reported to the BBB. Save time and money, go somewhere else.
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.