Excelsior College Reviews of Bachelor's in Liberal Arts

  • 21 Reviews
  • Albany (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
92% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 21 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Liberal Arts

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  • Reviewed: 12/17/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2002
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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. Group assignments are the worst part for most of the classes I took. It isn't easy to get everyone working toward a similar goal with the same amount of dedication. That in and of itself is a learning and management lesson however, and it isn't indicative of an oversight on the school's part. The resources to communicate were there, it was just a matter of having some inattentive students. Overall, I feel like I learned a lot about working with students of all types, received a great deal of information and it certainly has set me on the right path with a job offer pending. I would recommend this college to anyone that was interested in obtaining a degree on a flexible schedule."
Brian Grammer
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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 class interaction as if you are in a classroom, but you don't quote sources and speak in APA language in a classroom. The group projects were a little difficult to accomplish via message board as well, so I'd recommend that Excelsior scrap that particular part of their Capstone course in Liberal Arts. Professors were available and helpful. All in all, a very good experience that allowed me to check this block off of my list."
Dr. Alexzandra Volpe
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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 to be found in my canvas portal. They came back and said I was never registered for the class and even accused me of fabricating the registration email and sending it to myself. LIKE, WHAT? They made me wait until the following quarter to take the class which put my chiropractic license back 3 months. Now I've completed my capstone and they are making me wait another 2 months to get my transcripts. Not only that but they are with holding my diploma until I pay them a $1095.00 "enrollment change fee." You see, no matter how many credits you need they make you pay for a minimum of 12, so even though I only utilized 6 to get my degree I have to pay the difference just because. SCAM! These people deserve to be sued and I hope someone does. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL!"
Richard V.
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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 can say for other institutions I've attended). The discussion boards in most classes I attended were lively and spirited. I would recommend Excelsior to anyone thinking of attending college, especially online learners. The Liberal Arts program was awesome and allowed me to segue into my Masters degree at another institution."
Leah Wolin
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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. I highly recommend their platform for anyone who needs the flexibility of online classes, and connection and interaction with their professors."