Excelsior College in Albany
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Types of financial aids
3833 of Excelsior College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 10 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Excelsior College number 153 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.
Students at Excelsior College awarded 2 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Living & meal
Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus
Institution provide on-campus housing
Institution provides board or meal plan
Veteran Services Available
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities
All programs offered completely via distance education
Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Alternative tuition plans
Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution
Tuition payment plan
Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.
The student-to-faculty ratio at Excelsior College is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.
Percent of international students
Students enrollment in distance education
In Excelsior College the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.
Distance education location breakdown
Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Excelsior College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in New York.
Number of degree programs offered
This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 21 universities in Albany county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and Bachelor's degree programs offered. Excelsior College is one of the few institutions in Albany that offers a Master's degree program.
Number of degree programs offered via distance education
There are 200 distance learning programs that are provided in the Excelsior College: 104 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Master's degree, 30 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Post-master's certificate.
Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.
Total credit/contact hours
Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.
Excelsior College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.
In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 19688 students with 164168 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 915 with 21966 credit hours.
TOP 5 Popular Majors
The most popular majors counted as percentage breakdown of degrees awarded in every single discipline in Excelsior College
- 12% — Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- 12% — Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- 11% — Health Professions and Related Programs
- 10% — Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
- 5% — Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
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Student Reviews and Ratings for Excelsior College
I started going to this college many years ago. I have never had a problem with any of the personnel in the administrative offices. I do have an issue with teachers who want to use their own books at an exorbitant price for the class. As a military enrollee at this school, it has been a good opportunity to pursue and get my degree. They worked with me early on to consolidate a multiple number of colleges I had attended to compile college credits towards my degree. I was able to take the military exam for college credits and the Excelsior school exam for college credit. If you are an adult learner with a little motivation to finish the college degree you started way back when, this is the place to enroll.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. THE CLASSES ARE A JOKE, THE TEACHERS DO NOTHING, YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING EXCEPT HOW SHADY A COLLEGE CAN BE. CHARGED MY BANK ACCOUNT 2CE AND OVERDREW THE ACCOUNT WHEN I HAD FINANCIAL AID IN PLACE. THERE WAS NO REASON TO CHARGE THE ACCOUNT WHICH ACCRUED THOUSANDS IN BANK FEES AND NOT PAID BILLS. BOTH TIMES THIS HAPPENED THEY ASSURED ME IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN BUT EXCELSIOR WOULD NOT PUT IN WRITING THEIR MISTAKE OR REFUND MY MONEY SO NOTHING WAS RESOLVED AND I OWED MY BANK THOUSANDS. I GIVE THEM AN F- THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE. IF YOU WANT AN EDUCATION GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I've had only one issue throughout the entire time I've attended and it didn't affect my schooling at all (though it did delay it a few months). They are so helpful and respectful! They're completely understanding of the unpredictable schedules of military personnel and were very helpful during the 2017 hurricanes. I will always recommend this college to those who pursue their offered degrees!Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I finally graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Administration and Management and I have to say I had my struggles but it was well worth it in the end ! The courses are challenging but doable! After I understood what my teachers wanted and how online works at Excelsior I did really great here ! Online is challenging because you have to dedicate yourself to the work at hand! For some people online is not right, they need that structure of going to class and the attention of the teacher. As a student you must know what is right for you! I am starting on my Masters Degree at Excelsior this is how much I enjoyed this school! For others it might not be right, you have to decide for yourself!Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I used Excelsior to finish my bachelor's degree and took 6 classes online through them. The coursework is generally pretty good and relevant to the subject. Instructors were all responsive and varied between fair and excellent in terms of knowledge and ability to communicate what they wanted.Advisors leave something to be desired, as they were not always responsive and information provided wasn't always the clearest. However, credit transfer policy was generous, especially in terms of accepting military training.Classes are also fairly expensive when compared to other online options. Overall a good option for those using employer or military tuition reimbursement or veteran benefits, but I would consider other options if paying out of pocket.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Location & Website
Address: 7 Columbia Cir
Religious affiliation: Not applicable
Calendar system: Other academic year
General Phone Number: +5184648500
Institution is active in current year: 1
Institution's internet website address: excelsior.edu
Financial aid office: Go to the page
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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page
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